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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former House Speaker Gordon Fox was charged and agreed to plead guilty to bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.
By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner cleared the way for a vote as soon as Tuesday on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year, dealing a blow to conservative Republicans who wanted to include language blocking President Barack Obama's immigration actions. If successful, the vote would end a legislative standoff that began late last year over security funding and Obama's immigration actions, which have been put on hold by the courts. Obama and Democrats have backed a so-called clean funding bill passed by the Senate, and Senate Democrats have repeatedly blocked a House-passed bill that includes the immigration provisions.