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Obama to unveil campaign against campus assaults

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:26am
President Barack Obama is unveiling new public service announcements against campus sexual assault in a campaign being supported by the NCAA and several media companies with reach among college students.
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Media out of control on NFL? Nope, it's about time

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:00am
I believe that this wave of aggressive reporting on football and violence is way overdue, as is the broader discussion of  a crime that, as we’re learning, has traumatized many women who never make the headlines
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North Carolina Senate race: GOP holds Hagan to standard she used in 2008

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:58am
Six years ago, little-known North Carolina state legislator Kay Hagan upset Sen. Elizabeth Dole after Hagan and her Democratic allies drilled in voters' minds the idea that Dole was too closely aligned to an unpopular president.
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Kansas must remove Dem candidate from Senate ballot, state court rules

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:50pm
Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts from the ballot, the state Supreme Court declared Thursday, in a unanimous ruling that could influence the fight for control of the U.S. Senate.
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Spending bill leaves out immigration courts

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:37pm
Congress' must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration's request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border, although it does boost spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers.
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Obama nominates US envoys to Mexico, India

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:22pm
President Obama is nominating a former Clinton White House deputy chief of staff as ambassador to Mexico and a former senior State Department official and prominent Indian-American as ambassador to India.
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Immigration worker union warns ‘serious threat’ of ISIS entering US

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:10pm
The union representing America's immigration caseworkers warned Thursday of the "real and serious threat" that Islamic State terrorists could gain entry to the United States, either by slipping through the southern U.S. border or exploiting "loose and lax" visa policies.
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California governor signs bill raising Hollywood tax credits

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:29pm
Gov. Jerry Brown has headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry to sign legislation that more than triples the state's annual tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.
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White House orders plan for antibiotic resistance

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:23pm
Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015.
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Islamic State not Islamic? Kerry, Obama questioned over ISIS claims

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:14pm
Secretary of State John Kerry insisted Thursday that the Islamic State is not Islamic, underscoring the effort to distinguish the terror group from mainstream Muslims – but also causing consternation that the administration may once again be underplaying the threat of radical Islam.
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Congress approves mission to train, arm Syrian rebels

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:06pm
The Senate gave final approval on Thursday to President Obama’s plan to train and arm Syrian rebels, endorsing a key plank of the president's strategy for taking on the Islamic State.
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Union boss millionaires lead ‘income equality’ convention

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:34pm
Several of America’s wealthiest union bosses spoke at the 2014 Ohio AFL-CIO convention in Cincinnati this week. The event’s theme? “Building the movement for income equality.”
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Another avalanche of bad polls for Senate Dems

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:23am
New surveys show Republican gains in key midterm races with control of the Senate the prize.
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Dem House candidate’s business faced warrant for $100K in unpaid taxes

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:20am
A business owned by a Democratic House candidate who frequently touts his private sector experience was hit with a tax warrant in 2008 for a failure to pay more than a hundred thousand dollars in New York state taxes.
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Ukrainian president pleads with US for military aid, tells Congress 'blankets' not enough

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:14am
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pleaded for U.S. military aid Thursday in a high-profile address to Congress, saying that while nonlethal aid like blankets and night-vision goggles is important, "one cannot win the war with blankets.”
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Ninety percent of EPA stimulus funding for diesel reduction program misspent

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:10am
Over 90 percent of funding for a diesel reduction program paid for by the stimulus law was misspent, according to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG).
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Al Qaeda cell in Syria poses ISIS-level threat, intel chief says

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:48am
A group of Al Qaeda fighters in Syria is emerging as a rival terror threat to the Islamic State.
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Tension in the Ranks: Military leaders press Obama to keep options open for ground troops

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:27am
While President Obama seeks to take the fight to the Islamic State, he’s got a battle brewing with his own brain trust over whether to leave the door open to committing American troops to combat roles.
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Air Force: 'So help me God' in oath is optional

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:01am
Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.
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Lawmakers renew call to roll back military cuts amid ISIS, Ebola fights

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:44am
Defense hawks on both sides of the aisle are pointing to the new war against the Islamic State to revive efforts to roll back across-the-board Pentagon budget cuts.
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