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21 min ago | Capitol Hill Blue

Obama, Biden to unveil $600 million in job grants

Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Allegheny County, PA, Liberal Political News

2 hrs ago | SanLuisObispo.com

Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

This March 29, 2010 file photo shows Rep. Steve Driehaus, D-Ohio in Cincinnati. Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? That debate makes its way to the Supreme Court next week as the justices consider a challenge to a ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

5 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Sen. Ted Cruz: Too Early To Worry About 2016

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says it's too early to be thinking about 2016 and that he's working right now to make sure his party regains control of the Senate this year.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, South Carolina, The Citadel

Tue Apr 15, 2014

National Public Radio

Rail Companies To Report Fertilizer Delivery Plans

A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Republican, US Politics, John Thune

KMIZ

Video shows large al Qaeda meeting

A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, US Politics, Republican, Mike Rogers

The Modesto Bee

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

This photo taken April 14, 2014 shows one section of the $500 million I-75 Phase II modernization project which is under way in Dayton, Ohio.

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Related Topix: Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Business News

CBS Local

US Senator McCain Mocks EU's Russia Sanctions

Sen. John McCain of Arizona has dismissed the European Union's sanctions on Russia following the crisis in Ukraine as "almost a joke" during a tour of the Baltic countries.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Travel, Europe Travel, Estonia Travel

WINK-TV Fort Myers

3 GOP governors blast Medicare Advantage rates

Three Southern Republican governors are writing President Barack Obama to complain about newly announced Medicare Advantage payments.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Scott, US Governors, Rick Perry, Texas Government, Texas

CBS News

S.D. jury sentences man to death for nurse's murder

A man with a history of mental illness was sentenced to death by a jury on Monday for killing a South Dakota hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Sioux Falls, SD, Death Penalty

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Island Packet

US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

"We are actively evaluating what is happening in eastern Ukraine, what actions Russia has taken, what transgressions they've engaged in," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin

Nanaimo Daily News

After complaints, Social Security stops having tax refunds seized to settle ...

The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

Nanaimo Daily News

Federal charges filed against woman accused of throwing shoe at Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Las Vegas.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics

ABC News

Minnesota Joins States Raising Minimum Wage

Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday, which will take the state from one of the nation's lowest rates to among the highest.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota, US Governors

KIDK CBS 3

Obama marks Holy Week, reflects on Kansas shooting

President Barack Obama took time on Monday at a Holy Week prayer breakfast to reflect on the deadly shooting outside a Jewish community center in Kansas.

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Related Topix: Kansas, US Politics, Barack Obama

WDOV-AM Dover

BUSTED: TSA Official Caught Distributing Guns To Retiring Officials

A Transportation Security Administration official accused of involvement in a scheme to use the Federal Air Marshal Service's license to collect and redistribute guns to high-up officials is retiring in June.

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Related Topix: Transporation Security Administration (TSA)

Bellingham Herald

Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules

The report written by the staff of Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, California Rep. Henry Waxman and others highlights several issues including the lack of age restrictions and no uniform warning labels for the battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution and create vapor that's inhaled.

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Related Topix: Marketing, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Tom Harkin, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

KHOU-TV Houston

Official says submerine will be used in search for jet

Search crews will send a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday for the first time to try to determine whether underwater signals detected by sound-locating equipment are from the missing Malaysian plane's black boxes, the leader of the search effort said.

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Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, US Military, US Navy

Northern Michigan News

Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

Democrats in the nation's largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year's midterm elections.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Rick Scott, US Governors

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

3 dead, 1 critically injured after shooting at Jewish centers in suburban Kansas City

An Overland Park police officer and Kansas State Trooper guard the entrance of the Jewish Community Center after reports of a shooting in Overland Park, Kan., Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Park, KS, Overland Park, KS, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Sam Brownback, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Daily Mail

Working mothers 'no longer feel guilty about being away from their children'

'My son is dead, how can I relax?' Family of youngest victim of Boston bombings speak for the first time about moment attack ripped family apart and left Martin Richard, eight, dead 'More freedom sometimes in North Korea than in the United States': Mike Huckabee stuns New Hampshire crowd with TSA comparison Woman is ambushed and mauled by by FIVE ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mike Huckabee, Parenting

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