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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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Aereo CEO speaks on company, Supreme Court case

Apr 22, 2014

By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Television broadcasters face off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday with Aereo, a company that offers live TV over the Internet. The case hinges on whether the service constitutes a public performance in violation of copyright law.

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Democrats eye 15 cities for 2016 convention

Apr 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee has asked Chicago, New York and 13 others to make a pitch to host the presidential nominating convention in 2016.

The DNC on Tuesday said the party will accept proposals through June 6 and will pick a host city either late this year or early in ...

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US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

Apr 22, 2014

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says the White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year.

The administration asked senior military leaders to develop the options. The move reflects the ...

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Report: Polygraph crime admissions not reported

Apr 22, 2014

By STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — An inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community says some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in reporting procedures.

Inspector ...

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High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

Apr 22, 2014

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that ...

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Biden: Russia must 'stop talking and start acting'

Apr 22, 2014

By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ...

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Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

Apr 22, 2014

By KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says lenders have clauses in their ...

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US weighs curbing deportations

Apr 22, 2014

By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

The change, if adopted following ...

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Myanmar rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

Apr 21, 2014

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels fighting Myanmar government forces is urging U.S. involvement in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions.

Renewed clashes this month come despite efforts to forge a ...

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Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

Apr 21, 2014

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.

The new ...

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US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

Apr 21, 2014

By NEDRA PICKLER and JULIE PACE, Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the ...

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