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Married Same-Sex Couples To Receive More Federal Benefits

Married Same-Sex Couples To Receive More Federal BenefitsThe Family Medical Leave Act's benefits will soon extend to married same-sex couples in all of the U.S., under a White House plan that will be formally announced today.

Iraq Battles Militants For Key Oil Refinery In Beiji

Iraq Battles Militants For Key Oil Refinery In BeijiIn an attempt to stop the juggernaut advance of the Sunni extremist group ISIS, Iraq's central government says the fight for the country's largest oil refinery is far from over.

U.S. Captures Suspected Ringleader Of Attack In Benghazi

U.S. Captures Suspected Ringleader Of Attack In BenghaziThe United States has captured a militant suspected of leading the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, said Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby.

Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late June

Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late JuneMembers of Congress say they are confident of sending a unified version of a bill to overhaul veterans' health care to the president by the end of the month.

CIA Says It Will No Longer Use Vaccine Programs As Cover

CIA Says It Will No Longer Use Vaccine Programs As CoverA White House official says the CIA will no longer use vaccine programs as cover for spy operations, answering health experts' complaints that it had hurt international efforts to fight disease.

House Lawmakers Vote To Reopen Benghazi Probe

House Lawmakers Vote To Reopen Benghazi ProbeRepublicans accuse the White House of misleading the public about the nature of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack and stonewalling efforts by Congress to investigate. Democrats see the creation of the new investigative committee as an election-year political ploy to raise money and motivate the party's base.

Shinseki: Swift Action If Problems At VA Hospital Are True

Shinseki: Swift Action If Problems At VA Hospital Are TrueVeterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki tells NPR that he's determined to get to the bottom of allegations that veterans may have died at a Phoenix VA hospital while waiting for care.

55 Colleges, Universities Under Investigation For Abuse Claims

55 Colleges, Universities Under Investigation For Abuse ClaimsThe Department of Education has released a list of 55 colleges and universities facing investigation under Title IX for their handling of sexual abuse claims.

U.S. Announces New Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine Unrest

U.S. Announces New Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine UnrestThe White House announced sanctions Monday against seven top Russian officials with links to President Vladimir Putin, including freezing their assets and banning them from obtaining U.S. visas.

Ukrainian Military Says It Is Moving Against Pro-Russia Protesters

Ukrainian Military Says It Is Moving Against Pro-Russia ProtestersUkraine's acting president says his nation's military has begun "an anti-terrorist operation" aimed at pushing armed pro-Russia demonstrators out of the government buildings in eastern Ukraine that they have occupied for several days.