Obama Meets with Central American Presidents on Border Crisis

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_5758bdde63.jpgAlex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Meeting at the White House on Friday, President Obama told Central American presidents that they have a “shared responsibility” to do everything they can to stem the flow of migrant children flooding across the border. Obama warned that children without proper claims to stay in the U.S. will likely be sent back to their home countries.

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How Congress Saved the Baseball Hall of Fame

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_e86065dd57.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- A two-time MVP outfielder and a United States senator say the congressional hearings on steroids in baseball had a direct impact on preventing players from being considered for the Hall of Fame. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., told “Capital Games” that while he thought the hearings shouldn’t have been a congressional priority, they doomed the candidacies of high-profile players like Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa.

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Nominee for Veteran Affairs Secretary Passes Big Test

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_e4e759fff8.jpgABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald is one important step closer to becoming the next secretary of Veteran Affairs, after a Senate panel Wednesday unanimously backed his nomination. The vote was 14-0. The agreement by both Democrats and Republicans that McDonald is qualified to take over the embattled agency should mean he'll face little resistance when the full Senate votes to confirm, most likely this week.

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Report: Montana Senator Walsh Accused of Plagiarism

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_0af180aa87.jpgUS Senate (NEW YORK) -- Democrats' chances of retaining the Senate may have taken a major hit Wednesday after allegations of plagiarism were leveled at Montana Senator John Walsh. As reported by The New York Times, Walsh, who is running for re-election in November, apparently lifted major portions of his thesis to graduate from the United States Army War College in 2007 from other sources available on the Internet.

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House Republicans Announce Recommendations to Address Border Crisis

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_0b3fa1de76.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- House Republicans unveiled a plan Wednesday to address the southern border crisis, recommending that the National Guard assist in humanitarian care of the influx of minors entering the country. House Speaker John Boehner has already called on President Obama to implement the reserve military force, while Texas Gov. Rick Perry already made the decision on his own.

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