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New rules proposed as 5-year anniversary of oil spill nears

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 1:50pm
The Obama administration is proposing regulations aimed at ensuring offshore wells are sealed in an emergency, as the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill nears.
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McCarthy backs Iran nuclear bill, lays out House plans

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:03pm
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday the House will act after the Senate on legislation giving Congress the power to review an emerging Iran nuclear deal.
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Scooby Doo or Scooby Don’t? Hillary tries for authenticity

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:58am
Will voters will see Hillary's attempt be 'just like you' as humility or pandering?
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States slam the brakes on Iran, enact tough economic sanctions

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:21am
While the United States and Iran edges closer to a nuclear deal, nearly two dozen U.S. states are imposing their own sanctions against Tehran – a move some say could derail fragile talks between the two countries.
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Rubio announces 2016 GOP presidential campaign, vows to restore, reinvent American Dream

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:51am
Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday announced his 2016 presidential candidacy, asking for the chance to create a new American Dream and to be part of a new generation of leaders.
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Iran deal, Medicare, AG confirmation await Congress after two week break

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:35am
Congress reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess, and plunges immediately into a fierce debate over how to control Iran's nuclear program. Lawmakers also will decide whether to confirm a new attorney general and whether to stabilize payments for Medicare treatments.
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Pentagon Deploys ‘May I Kiss You?’ Training

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:24am
Pentagon Deploys ‘May I Kiss You?’ Training
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Republicans take aim at Colorado gun laws

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 9:11am
Republicans have one more shot Monday to change Colorado’s firearm laws, including two bills that would eliminate gun-control measures passed by Democrats in 2013.
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Virginia prosecutors form committee to improve system

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 9:09am
Prosecutors in Virginia have launched an initiative to examine how they do their jobs and to improve the justice system. The Virginia Association of Commonwealth's Attorneys formed a best practices panel called the Committee on Justice and Professionalism in March.
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Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 9:09am
A federal court recently told a Lawrence County woman she’s simply out of luck and can’t sue local officials, including a Common Pleas judge who apparently made up a criminal charge that was used to place her on electronic monitoring.
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Obama spending tax filing deadline week on the economy

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:56am
President Obama is spending this tax filing deadline week focusing on the economy. The White House says Obama is going to draw contrasts with Republicans on tax proposals in a series of interviews and events.
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Rubio looks to find his opening in the 2016 Republican field

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 7:36am
If Marco Rubio launches his presidential campaign as expected Monday, the first-term Republican senator from Florida may have to answer this simple question. Why now?
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Right to Bear Arms? Gun grabbing sweeping the nation

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:30am
While Americans have the constitutional rights to keep and bear arms – and protect their property from government’s unlawful seizure – guns are seized and destroyed illegally in several states, attorneys charge.
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US reportedly steps up involvement in Saudi-led Yemen campaign

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:23am
The U.S. reportedly has taken on a greater role in the Saudi-led campaign of airstrikes against Shiite rebels in Yemen amid doubts about whether Riyadh can achieve its objectives. 
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Clinton announces 2016 White House bid, asks to be 'champion' of America's middle class

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:00am
Democrat Hillary Clinton on Sunday officially announced her 2016 presidential campaign, ending months of speculation and anticipation about whether she would seek the party nomination.
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Kerry tells Capitol Hill critics of Iran nuclear deal to 'hold their fire' until final deal

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:00am
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that he will go to Capitol Hill this week to brief members about the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal and urged opponents to “hold their fire” until they see a final deal later his year.
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US vows to protest 'unsafe and unprofessional' Russian intercept of reconnaissance plane

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:00am
The U.S. has said it will protest what it called the "unsafe and unprofessional" intercept of an American reconnaissance plane by Russian fighter jet over the Baltic Sea last week.
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Hillary Clinton traveling by van to Iowa for first events of presidential campaign

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:26am
Hillary Clinton is hitting the road as she starts her 2016 presidential campaign — quite literally.
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NYC Council to call for hiring of 1,000 more police officers, setting up possible clash with mayor

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 1:33am
The New York City Council is poised to renew its call to hire 1,000 more officers for the police department, potentially setting up a repeat clash with Mayor Bill de Blasio about the headcount of the nation's largest police force.
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Alabama mayor arrested, police chief hurt in scuffle over government lockout

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 2:56pm
The mayor of an Alabama city was arrested Friday and the police chief taken to the hospital after a fight over shutting down parts of the city, Fox6 News reported.
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