Lawyer: Ex-Taliban Captive Bowe Bergdahl Says Obama ‘Saved His Life’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_464ed85a6c.jpgU.S. Army via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The new lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said the former Taliban prisoner is “deeply grateful” to President Obama for his freedom. “He believes President Obama saved his life,” attorney Eugene Fidell told ABC News in an interview to be broadcast on World News with Diane Sawyer.

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Courtney Stodden Strips Down on Capitol Hill for Animal Rights

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_bbb4f3338d.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Wide-eyed interns and congressional staffers lined up on Capitol Hill Wednesday, awaiting the chance to sample a veggie dog served by animal activist and TV personality Courtney Stodden. In celebration of National Hot Dog Day, Stodden served up the soy-based frankfurters while wearing a bikini constructed of “nothing but strategically placed lettuce leaves,” according to a news release from PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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Senate Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision Fails to Advance

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_2dca5fb64b.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Senate failed to advance a bill Wednesday that would have reversed the contraceptive decision made in the Hobby Lobby case last month. Sixty votes were needed to invoke cloture on the measure, titled the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference, but the Senate fell three votes short of advancing it.

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Hillary Clinton Tells Stewart Leaders Face ‘Hard Choices’ on Middle East Crisis

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_44f5982165.jpgU.S. Department of State (NEW YORK) -- Hillary Clinton weighed in on the crisis in Israel and Gaza for the first time Tuesday in an appearance on The Daily Show, a serious moment in an interview that had plenty of laughter as she bantered with the host about her potential presidential bid.

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House Passes $11 Billion Highway Bill in Bipartisan Vote

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_88ad31616f.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Behind a majority of Democratic votes, the GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted late Tuesday afternoon to approve a $10.8 billion short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund. The measure benefitting the nation’s construction workers passed 367-55, with 186 Democrats joining 181 Republicans on the vote.

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