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The Week in News

Here’s what you may have missed, or if you didn’t, what’s worth re-reading this week (June 3-7).

06/07/2013

The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence committee says the top secret court order for telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon is a three-month renewal of an ongoing practice. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Feinstein: Feds’ Secret Seizure Of Telephone Records Part Of Ongoing Practice

The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence committee says the top secret court order for telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon is a three-month renewal of an ongoing practice.

06/06/2013

House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill's budget even as they slash programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Congress Expands Its Own Budget, Moves To Cut Others

House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill’s budget even as they slash programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor.

05/22/2013

File photo of former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman. (credit: Getty Images)

Former IRS Commissioner Heads To Hill Amid Scandal

The former head of the Internal Revenue Service heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, giving lawmakers their first opportunity to question the man who ran the agency when agents were improperly targeting tea party groups.

05/21/2013

File photo of the Pentagon. (credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Sexual Abuse Cases Put Pentagon Under Fire

One after another, the charges have tumbled out — allegations of sexual assaults in the military that have triggered outrage, from local commanders to Capitol Hill and the Oval Office.

05/15/2013

File photo of increased security following the Boston Marathon bombings. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmaker: Bombings Succeeded Because System Failed

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says it’s still unclear whether the Boston bombings were foreign-directed, but he says they were clearly, quote, “foreign-inspired.”

05/09/2013

File photo of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Praise, Levity Greet Hagel In Senate Return

Senators who nearly buried Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel found reasons to praise him on Wednesday.

04/17/2013

A hazardous materials response team truck sits outside a mail sorting facility in Hyattsville, Md., on April 16, 2013. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

GOP Rep On Ricin Letter: ‘There Are Crazy People All Over The World’

The reaction from Mississippi’s congressional delegation to a poisoned letter sent to Republican U.S. Sen Roger Wicker can be summed up in a word: “crazy.”

04/17/2013

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McCaskill: Poison Mailing Suspect Writes Lots of Letters to Senators

Unlike with the Boston Marathon bomber, police have a suspect in mind as they try to determine who mailed a letter to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin, a Senate colleague said.

04/17/2013

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is not far enough to the right for some conservatives. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Plans Second Dinner With Senate Republicans

President Barack Obama is keeping up his congressional charm offensive, with a second dinner with Senate Republicans planned for next month.

03/28/2013

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