How Failure to Reform Immigration Affects a Young Girl

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_309a11ae95.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Outside the hallways of the Capitol, the immigration reform debate isn't political. It's personal. When Washington, D.C. resident Cindy Monge saw the images of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border it hit home. Eight years ago she was one of them. Monge left Guatemala in 2006 to reunite with a father she had never met and a mother who had spent six years traveling back and forth on a tourist visa.

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Breakthrough Announced in Bill to Aid Vets

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_bfa9f0f18b.jpgABC News (WASHINGTON) -- A bill to assist the nation's veterans that looked all but dead last week was reportedly agreed upon Sunday by the chairs of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committee. With Congress set to recess for five weeks after Aug. 1, it was imperative that lawmakers arrive at an agreement to assist tens of thousands of war veterans still waiting medical care at VA clinics across the U.S.

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Obama Calls Netanyahu to Discuss Continued Tension in Gaza

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_b63a3ea5d5.jpgCredit: The White House (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone on Sunday to discuss the ongoing tensions in Gaza and reaffirm the United States' hope for a lasting cease-fire. The two leaders spoke after Israel had resumed military operations in Gaza on Sunday, blaming Hamas for violating the cease-fire by launching rockets into Israel.

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US Less Safe Than Several Years Ago, Top Intelligence Official Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_f6f8dd68df.jpgPhoto By: DIA Public Affairs/Public Domain (ASPEN, Colo.) --  The United States is now less safe than it was years ago, in part because a brutal terrorist group has been able to gain power in Iraq after the post-war government there "blew it," a top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday. The frank words came from Lt. Gen Michael Flynn, the outgoing head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, at a national security forum in Aspen, Colorado.

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Texan Bipartisan Pair: American Public Wants an ‘Orderly Border’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_03c760ae40.jpgUnited States Congress (NEW YORK) -- With just five days left until Congress adjourns for summer recess, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, are attempting a bipartisan, last-ditch effort to address the border crisis in their home state – but there are few signs of support in Congress. “The American public wants us to have an orderly border,” Cuellar told ABC’s Jonathan Karl on This Week Sunday. “Right now… they’re seeing chaos at the border.”

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