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2 hrs ago | WDTN-TV Dayton

New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, US Politics, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

3 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights.

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Related Topix: Federal Aviation Administration, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

7 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; Rev. Al Sharpton; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and his medical mission to Guatemala to perform eye surgery.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Entertainment

9 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Charles Schumer, Democrat

13 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

N.H. Poll: Brown, Shaheen statistically tied

Republican Scott Brown appears to be closing the gap in his U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, according to a new survey released Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown, Republican, Barack Obama

17 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

California's attorney general says she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, California, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

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The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Guantanamo Bay, US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell

Evening Sun

Questions, answers about use of force by police

The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Supreme Court

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Who's doing what to fight ISIS

Talk is tough against ISIS, the Sunni jihadists rampaging through Syria and northern Iraq, following the group's release of a video showing the beheading American journalist James Foley.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, US Politics, Barack Obama, Francois Hollande, New York, Autos

NorthJersey.com

U.S. Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

The national legal standards that govern when police officers are justified in using force against people trace their lineage to a 1984 case from Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, North Carolina, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WXLO-FM Worcester

Jay Z and Beyonce Cleared of Violating US Sanctions in Cuba Trip

It's been determined Jay Z and Beyonce did not violate U.S. sanctions when they made a trip to Cuba to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary in 2013, Time magazine reports.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, US House of Representatives

Click Orlando

'Obama third term' label could hurt Hilary Clinton

Very few confidants and former aides were frenzied when Hillary Clinton came under fire for questions about her age, health and wealth.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Barack Obama, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Click Orlando

Obama and Holder hone messages on race issues

They are the nation's first African-American President and attorney general, so Barack Obama and Eric Holder always were going to face extra scrutiny over their approach to racially charged issues.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Prison

Yahoo!

Laughs in Minnesota Senate race not from Franken

In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former comedian lectures about financial products.

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Related Topix: Al Franken, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Comedy, Entertainment, Saturday Night Live, Television, Barack Obama, Law, Healthcare Law

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KION 46

Rick Perry hits the road

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in court on Friday, but he won't be there.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Rick Perry, US Governors, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Senator Rand Paul

ABC News

Pryor's 'Obamacare' Ad Highlights His Cancer Fight

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Sarcoma, Medicine, Health, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State extremists despite journalist's killing

President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Rochester, NH

The Tribune

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Government

Sunherald.com

Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

The state's ban on same-sex marriages was struck down by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which decided not to delay its ruling while it is appealed.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

CBS Atlanta

Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, US National Guard, US Military, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Missouri

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