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Hillary Clinton daring women to compete

Apr 23, 2014

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016.

The former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state addressed a women's leadership conference in Boston on Wednesday, an event set just 30 ...

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Conservative group drops image of Obama from ad

Apr 23, 2014

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents whose children were killed in a Colorado theater shooting on Wednesday demanded a conservative group stop running ads featuring an image of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall visiting a hospital where other victims were recovering.

Americans for ...

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US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

Apr 23, 2014

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness,

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High court nixes $3.4M award to child porn victim

Apr 23, 2014

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has ...

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Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

Apr 23, 2014

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed.

For months, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been unrelenting in his criticism of Charles ...

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Judge dismisses case against Blackwater defendant

Apr 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says it might seek new criminal charges against one of four former Blackwater security guards in the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens at a traffic circle in Baghdad in 2007.

On Wednesday, a federal judge dismissed an indictment against defendant Nicholas ...

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Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

Apr 23, 2014

By JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and ...

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First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

Apr 23, 2014

By BRETT BARROUQUERE and JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skill sets.

She said Wednesday that the new Veterans Employment Center provides one-stop ...

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Court won't overturn death sentence for Ky. man

Apr 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says there will be no new sentencing hearing for a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky.

The justices in a 6-3 ruling Wednesday refused to overturn Robert Keith Woodall's death sentence for abducting and killing ...

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Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

Apr 23, 2014

By STEPHEN BRAUN and BEN FOX, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

The ...

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Republicans in NC's Senate race trade few hits

Apr 22, 2014

By GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — The candidate in North Carolina's Republican Senate primary with backing from the party's Washington establishment came under little direct criticism Tuesday night as his top rivals had their first real chance to challenge him face to ...

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US clears Egypt for some military assistance

Apr 22, 2014

By BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

Secretary of State John Kerry informed Egypt's ...

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Obama views mudslide scene, mourns with survivors

Apr 22, 2014

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

OSO, Wash. (AP) — Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month, then mourned privately with those who lost loved ones in ...

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Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

Apr 22, 2014

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.

The high court heard ...

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Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

Apr 22, 2014

By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order ...

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Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

Apr 22, 2014

By SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.

Justices expressed those concerns early and often Tuesday ...

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IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

Apr 22, 2014

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigator says the Internal Revenue Service paid $1 million in bonuses to employees who owed back taxes.

An additional 1,700 workers got bonuses even though they had been disciplined for some kind of misconduct within the ...

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In ad, Udall attacks GOP's Gardner over abortion

Apr 22, 2014

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Democratic Sen Mark Udall is airing his first campaign ad, contrasting his support for abortion rights to Republican Cory Gardner's opposition.

The spot features images of concerned women as a female announcer talks about the distinction, part of ...

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