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McConnell Rejects Democrats’ Demands to Change Border Bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded Thursday that House Democrats drop their insistence for changes in a $4.6 billion border aid package the Senate passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and instead give final congressional approv...
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Israel Faces Repeat 2019 Election After Parliament Dissolves

JERUSALEM — Israel embarked Thursday on an unprecedented snap election campaign — the second this year — after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition and instead dissolved parliament. In what seemed an improbable scenario jus...

California First State to Mandate Solar Power for New Homes

LOS ANGELES — California became the first state in the nation to require homes built in 2020 and later be solar powered, following a vote by the Building Standards Commission. "These provisions really are historic and will be a beacon of light for the rest ...