Attorney general gives glowing report to court on education

6:38 p.m. July 27
Contempt order should be dissolved, he says

SEATTLE —The Washington attorney general's office said Monday the state has made so much progress toward fully paying the cost of basic education that the state Supreme Court should dissolve its contempt order on education funding.

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GOP leaders plan Senate vote on fed aid to Planned Parenthood

10:09 a.m. July 28

WASHINGTON — The Senate will vote before its August recess on an effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday.

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Kerry implores Congress to back Iran nuclear deal

11:22 a.m. July 28

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry warned skeptical lawmakers not to nix the contentious nuclear deal with Iran, insisting that it includes strict inspections and other safeguards to deter cheating by Tehran.