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Hot Louisiana race could send battle for control of US Senate into overtime

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:04pm

They like their gumbo and their politics spicy in Louisiana, and this year's U.S. Senate race may be the hottest in years.

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GOP rep rips Dem challenger for using ads showing him before weight loss

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:48pm

New York GOP Rep. Tom Reed says the Democrat trying to unseat him in November is playing dirty politics by running attack ads that show him before he lost 110 pounds.

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Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell takes stand in public corruption trial

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:32pm

McDonnell began his much-anticipated testimony in his own defense Wednesday. 

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Supreme Court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:22pm

The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia.

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Ferguson shooting: Darren Wilson, cop who shot Michael Brown, stays underground amid protests

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:21pm

A police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.

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US military ramps up airstrikes in Iraq, weighs additional troops after execution video

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:44pm

U.S. fighter jets and drones stepped up attacks on Islamic State targets in Iraq and the Obama administration was weighing sending more boots on the ground -- even as the group released a graphic video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley.

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Holder visits suburban St. Louis, says 'change is coming' after police shooting

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:02pm

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured residents in suburban St. Louis that “change is coming” in the wake of the controversial police shooting that has rocked the community and triggered days of protests and riots.

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Judge won't halt home-care workers' union vote in Minnesota

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:40pm

A federal judge has denied a request to stop an election that could unionize thousands of individuals who provide in-home health care to the elderly and disabled in Minnesota.

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George W. Bush takes ALS ice bucket challenge

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:34pm

Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.

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Perry pleads not guilty in abuse of power case

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:18pm

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has pleaded not guilty to charges that he abused his power with a controversial veto threat, as he vowed to fight and "prevail" in the case.

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Nixon cracks under pressure, will Holder help?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:39am

Missouri Governor needs cover from Holder on Ferguson unrest, but is unlikely to get it.

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Buck for your ballot? Los Angeles considers cash prizes for voting

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:20am

The Los Angeles government might soon offer an unconventional incentive for people to vote: cold hard cash.

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US intel confirms journalist execution video 'authentic,' Obama vows 'relentless' fight against ISIS

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:23am

President Obama, reacting to the brutal execution of an American journalist by Islamic State terrorists, said Wednesday that the militant organization has "no place in the 21st century," as U.S. intelligence analysts confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the journalist's beheading.

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SEIU begs workers to keep paying up

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:59am

A powerful Washington State union has abandoned defending a forced dues scheme and shifted its tactics to appealing to home health workers to remain in the union.

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Florida police department to begin using body-mounted cameras

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:39am

Sarasota police officers will begin wearing body-mounted cameras later this year in an effort to increase police transparency.

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Teacher says union resorting to bully tactics in wake of decertification

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:25am

The doom and gloom predictions of the state’s largest teachers union haven’t come to pass more than a year after Deerfield USD 216 faculty opted to boot out the Kansas National Education Association, according to teacher Doug Crandall.

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Obama’s Ferguson trap: Why he can’t win on race

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:00am

Dealing with racial conflagrations is especially difficult for the nation’s first black president.

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Alaska referendum on oil tax credit repeal too close to call

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:56am

A referendum to repeal Alaska's revised oil tax system was losing by a narrow margin late Tuesday night but the outcome was too close to call.

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North Korean statement insults Secretary of State Kerry's 'hideous lantern jaw'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:39am

In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw."

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Former Alaska AG Sullivan wins GOP Senate primary, eyes vulnerable Dem's seat

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:00am

Republican establishment favorite Dan Sullivan will take on vulnerable Alaska Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in the fall after winning his party’s hotly contested Senate primary on Tuesday.

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