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1 hr ago | Bellingham Herald

Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is hailing the U.S. government's decision to impose duties on imports of steel pipe from South Korea, India and seven other countries.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, US Governors, St. Paul, MN, US Military, US Navy

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'

A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans are demanding as their price for approving any money.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Family, Kids

KAUZ

Union leader derides Obama education chief

Authorities have arrested a 47-year-old Utah man they say wanted to kill police officers and blow up a police department with the hope it would cause an uprising against the government.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall, Barack Obama

KMIZ

Capitol

House Republicans, who fervently pound the podium against the deficit, didn't blink Friday at passing a whopping $287 billion business tax cut measure with no effort to pay for or offset that amount.

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Related Topix: US News, Small Business, Personal Finance, George Bush, US Politics, Lloyd Doggett, US House of Representatives, Sander Levin

KHOU-TV Houston

Pryor raises $1.5M over quarter for re-election

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign says he's raised $1.5 million over the past three months in his increasingly expensive and heated fight for a third term in a nationally watched raise.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton

The Modesto Bee

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; former U.S. special Mideast envoy Martin Indyk.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Beto O'Rourke, Republican, Lamar Smith, Mike Rogers, Israel, World News, Middle East, Rick Perry, US Governors

WHAS11

GOP's Ernst of Iowa to give party's radio address

Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst will take a break from campaigning for two weeks to take part in active duty training for the Iowa National Guard.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley

Sunherald.com

Dems slam Bloomberg for 'rural' Colorado remarks

In an interview with Rolling Stone posted online Thursday, Bloomberg said Pueblo and Colorado Springs, the state's second largest city, were as "rural as you can get" and doubted whether they had any roads.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall, Colorado, Chris Christie, US Governors

Sunherald.com

Judge rules Florida Legislature broke laws on maps

Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said in a 41-page ruling Thursday that legislators relied on GOP political operatives who worked in secret to craft the final political maps adopted in 2012.

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Related Topix: US News, Florida, Florida Government, US Politics, Representative Allen West, Republican, US House of Representatives, Thomas Allen

CBS Local

Dayton Names 16 To Study Impact Of Marijuana Law

Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday appointed 16 members to a task force that will study the impact of the state's new medical marijuana law.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, US Governors, Minnesota

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Chelsea Clinton

Like her high-profile parents, Chelsea Clinton is becoming a draw on the speaking circuit, with some organizations shelling out as much as $75,000 per speech.

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Related Topix: Attention, Media, Publishing, New Times, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Army Times

Joint Chiefs all backed Bergdahl prisoner swap

The chairman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously supported the Obama administration's exchange of five Taliban leaders for an Army sergeant held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.

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Related Topix: Prison, Guantanamo Bay, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin

KHOU-TV Houston

Possible compromise emerges on border request

Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the southern border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Harry Reid, US Senate, John Boehner, Republican

Myrtle Beach Online

Plan to keep highway aid flowing advances in House

This April 9, 2014 file photo shows House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, 9, Earl Blumenauer, US Senate, Ron Wyden, John Boehner

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Ex-US Rep. Akin defends 'legitimate rape' remarks

A former Missouri Republican congressman whose "legitimate rape" comments during the 2012 U.S. Senate campaign were roundly criticized now says he was wrong to apologize.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Todd Akin, US Senate, Claire McCaskill, McCaskill, AR, Public Relations, Huckabee, Entertainment, Television

National Public Radio

Pelosi Backs Gay-Rights Bill Despite Concerns

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she still supports a Senate-passed bill to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Transgender, Barack Obama

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Quest for Medal of Honor for Ny Wwi hero continues

A statue of Henry Johnson is displayed in the Arbor Hill neighborhood on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. .

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Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, John McHugh, Republican, US House of Representatives, Albany, NY, Barack Obama, History in the News

Cybercast News Service

Quest for Medal of Honor for Ny Wwi hero continues

Nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious wounds, Sgt.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John McHugh, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Schumer, US Senate, Barack Obama, History in the News, New York, African-American

Tri-cityherald.com

Senate panel backs tighter rules on political cash

Democrats who lead the Judiciary Committee moved forward with an effort to limit deep-pocketed political campaign donors' influence.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, Harry Reid

InfoWorld

U.S. lawmaker asks FTC to probe implications of Facebook 'big data' experiment

Senator Mark R. Warner wants to know what oversight, if any, would be appropriate for studies conducted by social media platforms A U.S. senator has asked the Federal Trade Commission to scrutinize the use of big data by Facebook and other Internet companies, following a controversy over a Facebook experiment on some of its users.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Mark Warner, Privacy

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