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World powers, Iran to draft final nuke agreement in May, US officials say

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 5:23pm

Negotiators were to meet again next week in Vienna. 

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New Army hair regulations stir objections from black military women

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:34pm

New Army regulations meant to help standardized and professionalize soldiers' appearance are now coming under criticism by some black military women, who say changes in the requirement for their hair are racially biased.

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IRS paid $53 million to whistleblowers in 2013

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:30pm

The Internal Revenue Service says it paid whistleblowers a total of $53 million last year for turning in tax cheats. In an annual report to Congress, the agency said Friday it paid out 122 awards. That's an average award of nearly $435,000.

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Cry me a river: Retiring Moran says Congress is ‘underpaid’

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:20pm

With nothing to lose — except perhaps sympathy from any American making less than $174,000 a year — retiring Democratic Virginia Congressman Jim Moran said in an interview with CQ Roll Call on Thursday that members of Congress are “underpaid.”

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California senator, others indicted in corruption case

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:11pm

A California state senator and more than two dozen others have been formally indicted in a sweeping San Francisco political corruption case, officials announced Friday. The U.S. Attorney's office in San Francisco released a grand jury indictment Friday that replaces the criminal complaint prosecutors filed last week. State Sen. Leland Yee and 19 others were arrested in the San Francisco Bay Area on March 26.

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Judge strikes down part of Ohio gay marriage law

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:43pm

A federal judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that strikes down part of the state's ban on gay marriages but stops short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings. Judge Timothy Black announced his intentions in federal court in Cincinnati following final arguments in a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the marriage ban.

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Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:15pm

Three million Americans signed up for Medicaid under President Obama's new health care law as of the end of February, the administration said Friday, offering its first full accounting of how much the safety-net health program has grown since implementation of the law.

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'I'm at the wrong hearing': Senator has major scheduling mix-up

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:56am

All hearing rooms look alike. At least they do for Sen. Dan Coats.

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Watchdog: State Department can’t fully account for $6B worth of contracts

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:51am

The State Department has a "serious" problem accounting for how it has spent billions of dollars on contracts all over the world, according to the official watchdog that oversees the sprawling department.

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Justice Department probing high-speed trading, Holder says

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:18am

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday that his Justice Department is investigating the practice of high-speed trading to see whether insider trading laws were violated.

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Hold the stinkburger: Hillary denounces 'pure partisanship'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:13am

Hillary runs to the middle, away from the president's partisan midterm push 

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Inmates getting coverage under ObamaCare, as states shift cost to feds

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:09am

The Obama administration often touts that people with pre-existing conditions and countless others can now get covered under ObamaCare. But there's another group that's starting to benefit from the law -- prison inmates.

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Scrap Heap of War: Billions in equipment being left behind in Afghanistan

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:00am

How much "stuff" is the United States military leaving behind as it withdraws from Afghanistan after 12 years of war? Try some $6 billion worth.

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US employers add 192,000 jobs; rate stays at 6.7 percent

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:37am

U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday's government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth.

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ObamaCare makes it more difficult to buy insurance year-round

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:18am

Here's more fallout from the health care law: Until now, customers could walk into an insurance office or go online to buy standard health care coverage any time of year. Not anymore.

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Senators: Russia eyeing land grabs in Moldova, Georgia

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 7:56am

Senators say the White House must take immediate steps to stop Russia from seizing more territory from post-Soviet states, including Moldova and Georgia.

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Republican Senate hopeful regrets NRA ‘flub’

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 7:49am

David Clements, who is running to win the Republican nomination and the right to take on Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., this fall, said he mistakenly told listeners on a talk radio program he got an A rating from the National Rifle Association.

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Why the left is blaming John Roberts for unleashing wealthy donors

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 5:00am

The high court’s 5-4 ruling allowing a single donor to contribute to an unlimited number of candidates and groups was embraced on the right and vilified on the left.

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Florida lawmakers approve 'warning shot' bill revising self-defense laws

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:45am

The Florida Senate on Thursday approved the so-called warning shot bill, moving to significantly revise the state's self-defense laws for the first time since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

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Energy Department revives auto loan program despite Fisker flop

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:53am

The Obama administration announced this week it is reopening a loan program for advanced fuel-efficient vehicles that was derided by Republican lawmakers last year after two of the first five loan beneficiaries halted operations.

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