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  1. NY expands 'yes means yes' policy to private collegesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, is joined by U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, center, and Abigail Gatewood, during a ceremony at New York University, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Cuomo signed a bill into law Tuesday that requires New York state's private colleges and universities to have a new, affirmative sexual consent policy to combat campus sexual violence.

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  2. Lawmakers: Feds should have deported SFC man before killingRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | KIRO-TV Seattle

    ... fix. "What happened in San Francisco should not be allowed to happen again," said Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, top Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. "I'm not sure how we're going to stop it but we're determined to ...

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  3. Capitol Hill Buzz: Charleston activists visiting CongressRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    A relative of one victim of the mass church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, and other activists from the city are coming to the Capitol on Wednesday to try doing what others have failed to achieve before: Pressure lawmakers to approve gun control legislation. The visitors are planning a news conference with lawmakers and leaders of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence at which they will press Congress to vote on legislation expanding required background checks for firearms buyers at gun shows and online.

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  4. Hillary Clinton To Meet With Congressional Black CaucusRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

    The Democratic presidential front-runner and former secretary of state will be on the Hill July 14 to meet privately with the CBC, according to a memo obtained by The Huffington Post. Clinton will discuss "pressing foreign and domestic policy issues impacting the African American Community" with the caucus, the memo said.

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  5. Supreme Court clears way for Florida to end gerrymanderingRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    "I don't like to see their old, big arms." #Pulitzer Both states are hot as blazes.

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  6. Guinta launches email account, phone number to boost constituent feedbackRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WMUR-TV Manchester

    Despite a controversy over illegal campaign donations and calls from his own party for him to resign, U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta appears to be ready to run for re-election and, in a new initiative, is seeking feedback from constituents on legislation. Despite a controversy over illegal campaign donations and calls from his own party for him to resign, U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta appears to be ready to run for re-election.

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  7. Carter's unwelcome news: Only 60 Syrian rebels fit for trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Politico

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter caused a stir Tuesday when he told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the $500 million program to train and equip "moderate" Syrian rebels to take on the Islamic State had so far yielded just 60 vetted candidates. Republicans quickly pounced on the number - far short of a goal for at least 5,400 fighters in the first year - as evidence that President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the terrorist group isn't working, a day after the president defended the plan at a rare Pentagon press briefing.

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  8. Cummings calls for lower overdose antidote priceRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | ABC2 Maryland

    ... opioid overdoses, have skyrocketed in recent months and he believes the state is being overcharged. Cummings, a Democrat, writes that the spike coincides with an increase in heroin overdose deaths and he urges them to negotiate lower prices for the ...

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  9. Washington-area obituaries of noteRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Herbert E. Adelman, 82, a Washington lawyer engaged in private practice since 1966, died May 20 at his home in Arlington, Va. The cause was a brain tumor, said a daughter, Jennifer Adelman.

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  10. CVS Health leaves U.S. Chamber of CommerceRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Pharmacy giant CVS Health announced Tuesday that it would end its membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the group's stance on tobacco deregulation. CVS, which became the first major drug store to remove cigarettes and other tobacco products from all of its stores last year, clashed in recent days with the Chamber as the group lobbied foreign governments to ease restrictions on tobacco sales.

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  11. Can Cardin Solve the Isis Aumf Riddle?Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Roll Call

    ... taking over for Sen. Robert Menendez on April 2 - the day after the Justice Department indicted the New Jersey Democrat on bribery and corruption charges - Cardin is trying to settle into his prestigious new post and has yet to make a recommendation ...

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  12. Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton support bankruptcy rights for Puerto RicoRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | CNN

    Both 2016 presidential candidates support giving Puerto Rico the same legal bankruptcy rights that states have. Puerto Rico's governor has been lobbying hard for the change to help deal with the commonwealth's $73 billion debt.

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  13. Dems slam Gowdy for declining to investigate Benghazi leakRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Select Committee on Benghazi, slammed the Republican chairman late Monday for his refusal to investigate the source of a leak about Hillary Clinton's private emails. The Maryland Democrat also criticized South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy for neglecting to interview a single witness from the Department of Defense since the select committee was created.

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  14. Joe Soucheray: So Dayton got his raises - when does all this top talent show up?Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | TwinCities

    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton speaks during a news conference with legislative leaders in St. Paul Thursday, June 11, 2015. Legislators are, from left, House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, Dayton, Senate minority leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook.

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  15. Morning Hot DishRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on vacation visiting family out of state , which means both she and Gov. Mark Dayton are gone. As I asked on Twitter Monday, What happens if Wis.

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  16. Legislators, residents hold news conference on oil train safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    A group of DFL legislators, firefighters and other emergency officials and a citizen group used the second anniversary of the Lac-Megantic oil train disaster to hold a news conference demanding oil train safety. Members of Citizens Acting for Rail Safety held signs that said, "I live in the blast zone."

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  17. Can Uncle Sam promote self-driving vehicles?Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | Federal Computer Week

    The technology is close, and supporters say such vehicles would generate safety and savings. But exactly where federal regulations fit in remains to be hashed out.

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  18. All NY colleges to adopt 'yes means yes' sex assault policyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Reuters

    Legislation requiring universities in New York state to adopt a uniform affirmative sexual consent policy was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday. The so-called "yes means yes" standard defines sexual consent between people as an affirmative, conscious and voluntary understanding to engage in sexual activity.

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  19. Dems land top House recruit in ColoradoRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Hill

    ... Senate. Republicans had hoped he might challenge Sen. Michael Bennet, who is considered the most vulnerable Senate Democrat running for reelection in this cycle. But that was a strong year for Republicans. The 2016 cycle is expected to produce ...

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  20. America's third-biggest school system is in financial troubleRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel came to an 11th-hour decision last week on how to tackle the city's looming pension payment, and his decision could arguably hurt an already beleaguered school system. Emanuel paid the $634 million necessary to make a one-time payment, but announced that it would come at a steep cost, with the elimination of 1,400 jobs at Chicago Public Schools and $200 million in budgetary cuts.

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