Russian President Vladmir V. Putin said that bilateral relations were more important than the controversy surrounding Edward J. Snowden, the former intelligence contractor. Mr. Putin effectively ... more 
Russian President Vladmir V. Putin said that bilateral relations were more important than the controversy surrounding Edward J. Snowden, the former intelligence contractor. Mr. Putin effectively accused Washington of hypocrisy by providing robust support for human rights advocates in other circumstances but not in a case like Mr. Snowden?s. The Internal Revenue Service said it was cancelling an agency shutdown that had been scheduled for Monday and required by federal budget cuts. President Barack Obama is suggesting he would not sign an immigration bill without a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally. less 
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