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Senate passes North Korea sanctions bill as nuclear worries grow

The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation that would impose mandatory sanctions on North Korea, in a bid aimed at forcing the international community to retaliate more strongly against the rogue nation after a series of worrisome moves. Since North Korea announced its fourth nuclear test in early January, it has launched a satellite into space over international objections, and a top U.S. intelligence official has warned that Pyongyang is perhaps only weeks from recovering pluto… Continue Reading


Congress skeptical China will adhere to cyber promises

Lawmakers were encouraged yet wary of a deal the White House and China revealed Friday, in which both sides committed to not support the digital theft of industry secrets. At least six members of Congress - Democrats and Republicans - used the phase "step forward" or "first step" to describe the accord. But those same members also said they were "skeptical" that China would adhere to its promise and vowed to closely oversee the agreement's implementation. "There's a difference between an agre… Continue Reading


Cory Gardner sworn in to U.S. Senate as Republicans take control

Colorado's newest Senator was sworn in as Republicans assumed full control of both houses of Congress on a snowy day in Washington. Senator Cory Gardner, one of the Republicans whose victory helped propel his party to a majority in the Senate, was sworn in to his term Tuesday. "It is a tremendous honor to be sworn in today as a United States Senator and member of the 114th Congress," he said in a statement provided by his office. "I am humbled by the trust that the people of Colorado have placed… Continue Reading

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