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San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro Is Said to Be HUD Pick in Cabinet Reshuffling

May 19, 2014
Peter Baker, Jonathan Martin | Bloomberg News
President Obama is preparing to nominate Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio as his new secretary of housing and urban development, elevating one of his party’s Hispanic rising stars as part of a cabinet shuffle that has possible implications for the 2016 presidential race, Democrats informed about the plans said on Saturday.
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Middle East Virus Identified in Third U.S. Patient, CDC Says

May 19, 2014
Alex Wayne | Bloomberg News
An American who had contact with an Indiana health-care worker infected with a potentially lethal Middle Eastern virus was found to have the disease, though he had no symptoms and didn’t require medical care.
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This week’s best state in America? Ohio, for its Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

May 19, 2014
Reid Wilson | The Washington Post
We all know the dread that comes with an expiring driver’s license. It may be about the passage of time or our advancing age. But mostly it’s because we have to go to the DMV — purgatory in government form.
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FCC moves forward with new rules on net neutrality

May 16, 2014
Putting the widely cherished principle of net neutrality at stake, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3 to 2 to allow broadband providers to charge for faster access in how online content is prioritized and delivered. Gwen Ifill talks to Cecilia Kang of The Washington Post about the debate and protest swirling around the decision.
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VA Secretary Shinseki grilled by Senate panel over failures to provide care

May 16, 2014
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki appeared in front of a Senate panel to defend his agency against accusations that a V.A. hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, falsified scheduling reports, and that up to 40 veterans died awaiting treatment. Senators on both sides of the aisle pressed Shinseki — under mounting calls to resign — to do more. Gwen Ifill reports.
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Eric Shinseki safe on Capitol Hill — for now

May 16, 2014
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki vowed Thursday to remain in office until President Obama tells him to go, but lawmakers made clear that their patience is wearing thin and that they will be keeping close tabs on how the Department of Veterans Affairs responds to allegations of treatment delays and cover-ups at veterans medical centers.
May 9 2014
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Webcast Extra: Benghazi Investigations and Climate Change

May 9, 2014
Supreme Court rejects gun case and the impact of climate change.
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House votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress

May 8, 2014
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with an ongoing investigation into the agency's special targeting of groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names that were seeking tax-exempt status.
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White House report warns how climate change will directly influence the lives of Americans

May 7, 2014
In its most comprehensive report on climate change yet, the White House forecasts the likely, negative effects facing each of the eight regions in the U.S., from drought in the Southwest, to stronger storms in the Northeast. The administration is expected to cite the warnings when it lays out new regulations this summer. John Holdren, science advisor to the president, talks to Gwen Ifill.
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