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A Role Reversal In Pennsylvania's Race For Governor

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:39pm

GOP Gov. Tom Corbett is using a populist attack against Tom Wolf, the businessman who's leading the Democratic field in the May 20 primary.

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Top VA Health Official Resigns Amid Scandal Over Treatment Delays

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 1:59pm

The resignation of the department's undersecretary for health comes a day after he and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before Congress.

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How Do You Count 500 Million Votes? A Look At India's Election

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:32am

Parliamentary elections in the world's largest democracy ended on Friday with a landslide victory for the opposition. Photos offer a glimpse at the logistics behind a massive, six-week election.

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Wole Soyinka: I Just Want Those Monsters Exterminated

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:09am

The Nigerian Nobel laureate says the abduction of more than 250 girls by extremist group Boko Haram is a defining moment for his country.

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Shinseki Pressed By Senate Panel On VA Hospital Delays

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:58am

Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is trying to get to the bottom of claims that veterans are waiting months for medical appointments. VA hospitals say everyone is being seen within 14 days.

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Amid Complaints, Lawmakers Seek More Oversight For Border Agents

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:35am

Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas says he routinely gets complaints of Border Patrol agents' unprofessionalism or abuse. O'Rourke and his colleague say training hasn't kept up with the growth of the agency.

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Online Gambling In The Garden State Gets Off To A Slow Start

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:17pm

New Jersey legalized online gambling in 2013, expecting a big windfall in tax revenue, but it has earned less than $5 million so far. What's gone wrong with New Jersey's big bet?

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Gay Marriages Cleared In Arkansas, But On Hold In Idaho

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:08pm

In Little Rock, a judge struck down a prohibition on county clerks issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. In Boise, a judge temporarily blocked a ruling allowing such marriages.

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On Hill, VA Chief Shinseki Faces Hospital Death Allegations

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:08pm

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before a Senate committee Thursday, responding to allegations that dozens of veterans died during a long wait for medical treatment in the U.S.

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On The Hill And Off It, Two Different GOP Positions On Minimum Wage

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:05pm

Prominent Republicans — including former presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty — have endorsed a minimum wage hike in recent weeks. And in Vermont, lawmakers approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage, in a deal brokered by a Republican state senator. Nevertheless, a nationwide increase faces solid Republican opposition in Congress.

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After Nearly 50 Years In Office, Conyers Might Not Make The Ballot

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:05pm

A local elections official has ruled that Rep. John Conyers of Detroit, who's served in the House for nearly 50 years, has failed to collect enough valid signatures to appear on the Democratic primary ballot. He's appealing the decision; if he loses, it could be an ignominious end to a distinguished career.

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FCC Votes To Open Debate On New Net Neutrality Rules

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:05pm

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to move forward with considerations on a proposal for new open Internet rules. What exactly is in the proposal?

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Meet The High School Student Who Beat A State Lawmaker

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:26pm

A week before graduating from high school, 17-year-old Saira Blair won the GOP primary in a conservative West Virginia district. Even the incumbent she defeated concedes she outworked him.

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In Idaho, A Debate Like You've Never Seen Before

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 1:50pm

When two long-shots joined the top Republican candidates for governor at a debate Wednesday, they produced a night to remember.

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After Cory Booker, Newark Takes A New Turn

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:13am

Ras Baraka was elected mayor of New Jersey's largest city after criticizing the charter schools and corporate interests that thrived when Booker, the high-profile mayor-turned-senator, had the job.

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700,000 Jobs Are At Stake If The Highway Trust Fund Goes Broke

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

The federal gas tax that's supposed to pay for the nation's highways doesn't bring in enough money. But Congress hasn't raised the tax in more than 20 years and isn't likely to do so now.

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700,00 Jobs Are At Stake If The Highway Trust Fund Goes Broke

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

The federal gas tax that's supposed to pay for the nation's highways doesn't bring in enough money. But Congress hasn't raised the tax in more than 20 years and isn't likely to do so now.

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Shinseki To Address Claims Veterans Died Waiting For Care

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

On the day the Secretary for Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki testifies before a Senate committee, Renee Montagne talks to journalist Aaron Glantz about a series of recent controversies at the VA.

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FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:29am

The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday to unveil its proposed rules and begin the process of debate. There will be 2 months for comment and then another 2 months for revision.

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White House Deputy Chief Of Staff To Oversee VA Review

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 1:10am

The move signals concerns over problems at the VA, particularly reports that hospital administrators in Phoenix kept a secret list to conceal delays as 40 veterans died waiting to get an appointment.

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