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Feds warn states: Road construction money running out

Feds warn states: Road construction money running out


Feds warn states: Road construction money running out

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 06:29 PM PDT

The Obama administration is sending letters to all 50 states warning that it will limit road construction spending beginning August 1 unless Congress acts to fund a dwindling federal trust fund that helps pay for such projects.

Hobby Lobby decision: 5 questions

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 06:29 PM PDT

Monday's Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, insurance coverage for contraception, and religious freedom leaves a number of important questions in its wake.

House ethics change on travel reporting sparks controversy

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 06:24 PM PDT

Watchdogs and even some members of Congress raised alarms Tuesday after learning that the House of Representatives quietly changed how lawmakers report privately funded travel worth millions of dollars a year, removing those trips from one of the most high-profile reports that members must file.

Can Rand Paul break past Civil Rights Act controversy?

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 04:45 PM PDT

Sen. Rand Paul marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act at a ceremony this week honoring the late Maurice Rabb, a renowned ophthalmologist and civil rights leader.

By the Numbers: Congress and civil rights

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 05:27 PM PDT

Congressional leaders on Tuesday will mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex or national origin.

1964 Civil Rights Act

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 05:27 PM PDT

Here is a look at the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Its signing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 is considered the nation's most important civil rights legislation since Reconstruction (1865-1877) as it prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Following that law, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed landmark civil rights bills including the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1968 Fair Housing Act.

What you might not know about the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 05:26 PM PDT

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- hailed by some as the most important legislation in American history -- was signed into law 50 years ago Wednesday.

Summer rewind: Looking back at 1964

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 05:28 PM PDT

It happens every summer: A certain song lyric, a momentous movie scene or a fresh-looking fashion colors every memory of the season, even years and decades later. This summer, CNN Living takes a look back at summers past to explore the stuff of summer that still speaks to us.

W.H. has gender pay gap

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 06:37 PM PDT

CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports that the White House gender pay gap has not changed under President Obama.

Big case exposes big rift

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 11:03 AM PDT

Both sides of the Obamacare contraception case want to influence the continuing evolution of policy and legislation involving religious expression, corporate rights, health care and even same-sex marriage.

Administration admits W.H. gender pay gap

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 05:36 PM PDT

CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports that the White House gender pay gap has not changed under President Obama.

DHS: New airport security measures coming

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 05:37 PM PDT

The Department of Homeland Security says it will enhance security measures for international flights coming into the U.S.

North Korea reacts harshly to U.S. comedy

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 05:34 PM PDT

CNN's Tom Foreman on how a Hollywood film may be dictating North Korea's latest accusations against two Americans.

Military advisers assess Iraqi military

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 05:36 PM PDT

The U.S. military says it believe Iraqi forces will fight for Baghdad. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Review board finds potential for abuses in NSA program

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 11:14 AM PDT

A National Security Agency program for collecting phone and Internet communications of suspected security targets outside the United States has the potential to infringe on the privacy rights of U.S. citizens, according to a report released Wednesday by an independent government review board.

Hobby Lobby ruling is about much more than just abortion

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 05:13 AM PDT

Both sides of the Obamacare contraception case want to influence the continuing evolution of policy and legislation involving religious expression, corporate rights, health care and even same-sex marriage.

Benghazi suspect Abu Khatallah ordered held until trial

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 06:22 PM PDT

A U.S. federal magistrate judge on Wednesday ordered Ahmed Abu Khatallah -- accused of being the ringleader of the deadly 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya — held in federal custody until his criminal trial.

Navy names first female four-star admiral

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 06:21 PM PDT

The U.S. Navy has promoted Vice Adm. Michelle Howard to admiral, making her the first female four-star officer in the Navy's 236-year-history, the White House said Tuesday.

Illness fears stoke immigration debate

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 05:33 PM PDT

Sunlen Serfaty on fears that illegal immigrants are bringing illnesses like H1N1 that will affect American citizens.

Protesters block undocumented immigrants

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 05:39 PM PDT

Protesters block three buses of undocumented immigrants from entering a processing station. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.

What does it mean to be American?

Posted: 02 Jul 2014 05:38 PM PDT

Jose Vargas, the director of "Documented," talks about his struggle to become a legal US citizen.

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