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Pork, CHIMPS may stall fix to government shutdown

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A bill that will avert a federal government shutdown is stuck in the Senate, after one key leader says it is full of pork-barrel projects and others say they want to use a budget tactic known as CHIMPS.

Honoring the only dog to be awarded the Purple Heart

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On this day in 1942, the U.S. Army officially started its K-9 Corps, which featured a legendary canine war hero that was awarded the Purple Heart—amid much controversy.

Would an American pope lose his U.S. citizenship?

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As the papal conclave starts in Vatican City, there has been some talk that two cardinals from the United States could be contenders. But what happens to their U.S. citizenship if they become pope?

Constitution Check: Could the president legally order a drone strike inside the U.S.?

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Lyle Denniston looks at due process and the public debate over the president’s authority to use drones as a weapon within the U.S.

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First proposed gun control laws coming from Senate

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Four new gun control laws were under consideration on Thursday in the Senate, but a key provision on background checks appears to be stalled.