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US indicts Sen. Menendez on bribery, other charges

WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, charging the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with trading political help for assorted benefits from an ambitious Florida eye doctor.

White House reverses course, releases weapons to Egypt

WASHINGTON — The White House, which halted weapons transfers to Egypt in mid-2013 to protest a military takeover and harsh political crackdown there, reversed course Tuesday and announced a quick infusion of military aid to help Cairo respond to the mounting turmoil in the Middle East.

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Ratcliffe to host tele-town hall

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, who represents Texas’ Fourth Congressional District including Grayson and Fannin counties, will host a telephone town hall at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event will allow individuals within the District to pose questions to the representative by pre-registering and calling in to a toll-free line.

Ratcliffe talks local concerns with area leaders

The Denison City Council and members of city staff gathered Friday to meet with U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe as he paid a visit to Denison City Hall. The Council and staff took the opportunity to discuss what issues matter to the city of Denison with its newly elected representative in Washington.