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Stories with person: Patrick Leahy
  • US clears Egypt for some military assistance 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:35 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

  • UN ambassador, swimmer among Vermont speakers 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:10 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - A long-distance swimmer, an oceanographer and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations are among this spring's commencement speakers at Vermont colleges and universities.

  • Correction: Federal Grants story 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:59 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - In a story April 10 about two federal grants for rural development projects, The Associated Press, relying on information from the state's congressional delegation, erroneously reported the name of one of the recipients. The grant was for the Greensboro Fire District No. 1, not the Greensboro Fire Department.

  • Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter' 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review of the agency's civil-society efforts worldwide.

  • Senator critical of effort to free US contractor 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:39 am
  • WASHINGTON - The chairman of a Senate oversight panel is criticizing the Obama administration for failing to secure the release of an American contractor who remains imprisoned in Cuba five years after he was arrested.

  • 'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:25 am
  • WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was "dumb, dumb, dumb." The congressional hearing could resolve key questions around the clandestine program, including whether the Obama administration adequately informed lawmakers about its plans.