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NSA listed Merkel among leaders subject to surveillance report

Special databank said to hold 300 reports on chancellor Der Spiegel and Intercept cite document supplied by SnowdenThe National Security Agency appears to have included Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, on a list of world leaders subject to surveillance. The news, the latest extracted from documents supplied to media outlets including the Guardian by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, was reported on Saturday by the German magazine Der Spiegel and The Intercept, a website set up by the former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald with the support of the founder of eBay, Pierre Omidyar.

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G.M. Expands Ignition Switch Recall to Later Models

The move adds 971,000 small cars worldwide, including 824,000 in the United States, that may have been previously repaired with faulty switches.

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House Intelligence Chairman to Leave Congress

Representative Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, said he would not seek an eighth term.

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‘Environmental Poisoning’ of Iraq Is Claimed

An advocacy group said at a congressional hearing that veterans and civilians continued to feel the effects of burn pits used to dispose of military waste, and that Washington must aid sufferers.

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Ukraine Aid Leads Agenda as Congress Returns

An economic aid package for Ukraine has been held up over Republican objections to language that would overhaul the International Monetary Fund to let developing countries borrow more.

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Amid Steady Deportation, Fear and Worry Multiply Among Immigrants

Immigrant leaders see a broad community impact as deportations separate parents from children and undocumented immigrants from those here legally.

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G.O.P. Firebrands Tone Down Their Message and Run Again

Republican candidates who benefited from the Tea Party in 2010, but lost two years later, hope to rebound next year by focusing on the health care law.

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Senate Prepares to Wrap Up Sluggish 2013

The Senate’s final week in session this year promises to be memorable for something less inspired than its accomplishments: the vast amount of time it spends doing nothing in particular.

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Boehner’s Jabs at Activist Right Show G.O.P. Shift

Speaker John A. Boehner seethed and questioned the motives of conservative advocacy groups after they piled on against a new bipartisan budget deal.

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Jobless Fear Looming Cutoff of Benefits

The emergency federal unemployment-insurance program is soon to expire, and the new bipartisan budget deal reached in Congress does not include an extension.

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News Analysis: Immigration Advocates Undeterred as House Departs Without Action

After more than 1,000 activists held sit-ins in the Capitol on Thursday, leaders from both parties said they would resume work on an immigration overhaul early next year.

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Murray-Ryan Budget Deal Advances

The Murray-Ryan deal cleared a major procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives on Thursday. Ben Jacobs reports.

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House Set to Vote on Budget, With the Right Still in Dissent

A deal that would reverse many spending cuts has support from Republican leaders and is expected to pass with bipartisan support, but conservatives are mustering opposition.

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House and Senate Are Near Deal to Speed Trade Pact

Lawmakers are nearing an agreement that would “fast-track” the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating with a dozen Pacific nations.

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Congress Nears Modest Accord on the Budget

Conservative House Republicans are likely to balk at the deal, and Democrats have not said whether they will make their support contingent on an extension of jobless benefits.

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House Votes to Extend Gun Law Without New Provisions

The House voted to extend a law banning firearms that can pass undetected through X-ray machines, but did not include provisions regulating guns made with 3-D printers.

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Underachieving Congress Appears in No Hurry to Change Things Now

The House straggled back to the Capitol on Monday night with just two weeks left before its likely entry into the Congressional record book for underachievement.

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Obama Calls for Quick Action on Immigration, and So Does a Heckler

A young man who was part of a White House-approved backdrop yelled that President Obama had “a power to stop deportation for all undocumented immigrants.”

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