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Indiana faces deadline on new education standardsIndiana faces...

As the first state to drop the national Common Core learning standards, Indiana is rushing to approve new state-crafted benchmarks in time for teachers to use them this fall, and education leaders from across the nation are closely watching.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Indiana, US Governors, Stanford University

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Bradenton.com

Obama, Biden tout job training in Pennsylvania

Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Boehner, US House of Representatives

Star Tribune

ACLU sues to try to block Arkansas voter ID law before primary election next month

A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time statewide in the primary election next month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas, ACLU, Mike Beebe, US Governors

WNEM-TV Saginaw

Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, US House of Representatives

National Public Radio

US Working On Non-Lethal Aid Package For Ukraine

The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Senate, John McCain, US Politics, US News

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Senators press Delphi on GM recalls

Lawmakers probing how General Motors used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Automakers, Delphi, US Politics, US News, Representative Dean Heller, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller

Post and Courier

Union fights push to hire private tax collectors for IRS

A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, US Politics, Senator Chuck Schumer, US Senate, Chuck Grassley, Dave Camp, US House of Representatives

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

WASHINGTON - 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 an Ohio law that bars false statements about political candidates during a ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

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, US News, 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, US News, Mike Rogers

Canton Observer

Out-of-water survival craft at issue in House bill

Marine safety experts are angry about a House vote this month to change a provision of a law Congress adopted in 2010 to make travel on the water safer.

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Related Topix: US News, Boat Disaster, US Politics, Duncan Hunter, US House of Representatives, Representative John Garamendi, Democrat, Elijah Cummings

WAPT-TV Jackson

These races will determine control of the Senate

In the battle for the Senate, eight races could determine the balance of power. Democrats currently hold six of the seats while Republicans hold the other two, meaning that the Democrats must defend their territory -- a difficult task in a midterm election with a Democratic president who has low approval ratings.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Steve Daines, Representative Tom Cotton, Senator Kay Hagan

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 News, US Senate, John McCain, Travel, Europe Travel, Estonia Travel

The Daily Advertiser

Public gets its turn to discuss Louisiana budget

Two women whose daughters were killed in traffic accidents pleaded with lawmakers Monday to spend more on cable median barriers that could have prevented the fatal collisions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, US Governors

Click2Houston

Texas grand jury to be seated in Gov. Rick Perry ethics case

A Texas judge was expected to seat a grand jury Monday in an investigation into whether Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing funding for public corruption prosecutors last year.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, US House of Representatives, Austin, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Travis County, TX

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Donors return to Crossroads, give $5m in March

After a stretch of anemic fundraising, the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC raised more cash in March than it did during the previous 14 months combined, according to summaries of campaign filings released Monday.

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Related Topix: US News, North Carolina, Scott Brown, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

IRS chief: New rule on the way for tax-exempt groups

The Internal Revenue Service is prepared to rewrite a proposed rule regulating the political activities of nonprofit groups to address complaints from the right and left that it goes too far, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Monday.

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Related Topix: Tax, Non-Profit, US News, Tea Party, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

National Public Radio

2 Congressmen Have Questions In Jill Kelley Leak

Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to look into a complaint by a businesswoman whose identity was leaked to the news media after she reported to the FBI that she was the victim of a cyberstalker.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Spencer Bachus

Norwalk Citizen News

Pace of presidential prep picks up

For months, many prospective 2016 presidential candidates have been rubbing shoulders with donors, networking with party leaders, getting on TV and otherwise auditioning for the contest ahead, especially on the Republican side.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Bobby Jindal, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, Democrat

The Town Talk

Analysis: Questions on La. hospital deals linger

A year after Gov. Bobby Jindal started turning over the operations of Louisiana's university-run hospital system to outside companies, lawmakers are complaining that they have unanswered questions about the deals.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Health, Medicaid, Pineville, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

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