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A week before his committee is scheduled to hold a vote on a resolution holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa told the Department of Justice Wednesday it still has a chance to produce materials about the failed "Fast and Furious" gun running operation and avoid a public vote.
Champion bicyclist Lance Armstrong said Wednesday the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) intends to "dredge up" old doping allegations against him in a bid to strip him of his seven Tour de France victories.
A new immigration law in the Dominican Republic says illegal immigrants cannot study in the nation's public schools. Migration officials say the measure is part of the nation's sovereign right, but immigrant advocates have criticized the move, which is likely to impact a large number of Haitian immigrants.
A group of passengers who were aboard the March 27 JetBlue flight that was divereted due to erratic behavior by its pilot have filed suit against both the airline and pilot.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued an emergency action in a bid to save the endangered Schaus swallowtail butterfly in southeast Florida from extinction. It allows the University of Florida to capture four females and begin a propagation project to repopulate the species in Biscayne National Park.
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The man suspected of killing three people and wounding others near Auburn University could appear in court later this week, authorities said.
European football's governing body took a tough line against soccer-related disorder Wednesday, as it imposed a penalty on Russia for "improper conduct" by its fans at the Euro 2012 tournament. The ruling by UEFA relates to the opening game of the tournament in Wroclaw, Poland, on Friday.
After eight days of bombardment, Syrian government forces reclaimed the northwestern town of al Haffa on Wednesday, forcing rebels to stage a dawn retreat.
The head of the U.N. peacekeepers has labeled the conflict in Syria a "civil war." Experts say it's not there yet but headed that way.
German police have released a photograph of the 17-year-old known only as "Ray" who turned up at Berlin City hall last year after claiming to have been living in the woods for five years.