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U.S. to seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect

U.S. to seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Hold announced Thursday prosecutors will seek the death penalty for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Deep freeze stresses propane market

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Frigid winter temperatures are putting pressure on the propane industry, as prices have soared and some U.S. regions have had supply shortages.
Decision of NSA data collection programs may be near

Decision of NSA data collection programs may be near

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Thursday met with 16 members of Congress to discuss oversight of National Security Administration surveillance programs.
Senators press to revamp military sex-assault rules

Senators press to revamp military sex-assault rules

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A terrorist facing trial in the United States "has greater legal protection than a U.S. Marine" alleging a sexual assault, an assault victim's husband said.

Report: Some NSA employees spied on love interests

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Several National Security Agency employees misused surveillance to spy on their love interests, the agency's inspector general said.
Vitter calls for ethics probe of Reid, Boxer, claims 'bribery'

Vitter calls for ethics probe of Reid, Boxer, claims 'bribery'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A Senate Republican requested an ethics investigation of Democrats who hinted they may use his personal scandal to fight his effort to defund part of Obamacare.

B. Todd Jones wins Senate approval as next ATF chief

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate avoided a filibuster Wednesday and voted to confirm B. Todd Jones to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Grassley suggests 'Whistleblowers Appreciation Day'

Grassley suggests 'Whistleblowers Appreciation Day'

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Sen. Chuck Grassley introduced a bill Monday calling for a National Whistle-Blower Appreciation Day to honor those who expose government waste or misconduct.

IRS may have targeted candidates, donors for document disclosure

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley says the Internal Revenue Service has disclosed political candidates' or donors' tax documents four times in the last seven years.

Senate passes 'border surge' amendment, 69-29, 15 in GOP vote in favor

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Comprehensive immigration reform advanced in the U.S. Senate Wednesday when 15 Republicans joined Democrats in approving an amendment on border security.

Lawmakers propose Supreme Court sessions be televised

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators on Thursday introduced legislation that would require Supreme Court proceedings to be televised.
GOP slams IRS on planned $70 million in bonuses

GOP slams IRS on planned $70 million in bonuses

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans are criticizing the Internal Revenue Service for plans to pay $70 million in bonuses officials say may be contractually required.

Mueller: FBI has 'limited' use of drones

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged Wednesday the agency has "limited use" of drones for surveillance inside the United States.

Grassley questions Huma Abedin's outside income

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has asked if Huma Abedin, an aide to Hillary Clinton, passed on "political intelligence" while working as a consultant.
Senate strikes down immigration reform amendment

Senate strikes down immigration reform amendment

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday rejected an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have required increased border security, officials said.
Immigration reform legislation sent to Senate floor

Immigration reform legislation sent to Senate floor

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 Tuesday night to send U.S. immigration reform legislation to the Senate floor.

Immigration bill survives poison-pill attacks in committee session

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate's Gang of Eight fended off poison-pill amendments meant to derail a bipartisan immigration reform bill supporters say is gaining steam.
Opponents said planning 'poison pill' to kill immigration reform

Opponents said planning 'poison pill' to kill immigration reform

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Conservative U.S. senators hope to kill immigration reform with "poison pill" amendments that divide the bipartisan bill's authors, lawmakers and aides said.

Grassley finds hospitals profit from drugs

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4 (UPI) -- Three non-profit hospitals in North Carolina made millions via a government discount drug program intended to help the poor and uninsured, a U.S. senator said.

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Survey: Few senators plan to return pay

Survey: Few senators plan to return pay

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Few U.S. senators say they'll give up part of their congressional pay during the federal budget sequester but most aren't saying what they'll do, The Hill said.
Rubio, Inhofe vow to filibuster gun bill

Rubio, Inhofe vow to filibuster gun bill

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Marco Rubio and James Inhofe joined three other U.S. Senate Republicans threatening to filibuster Democrats' gun legislation as violating the Second Amendment.

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Report: Obama issued 149 orders so far

Report: Obama issued 149 orders so far

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- President Obama is on track to issue about as many executive orders in his two terms as his predecessor George W. Bush, records indicated.
GOP sees easier ride for CIA head nominee

GOP sees easier ride for CIA head nominee

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans say the confirmation of the White House's nominee to head the CIA will go much more smoothly than that of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
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