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Akin considers political future

POLITICO - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:01am
He heavily criticizes the GOP for abandoning him after his controversial statements on rape.
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SEIU targets 4 House Republicans

POLITICO - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:01am
It will launch an ad campaign pummeling four House Republicans over inaction on immigration reform.
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Air Force to cut 3,500 jobs

POLITICO - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:07pm
POLITICO Pro Report: The cuts could save around $1.6 billion over the next five years.
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National Briefing | South: Mississippi: Records Sought in Runoff

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:46pm
State Senator Chris McDaniel asked the Mississippi Supreme Court on Monday for an emergency order forcing the Harrison County circuit clerk, Gayle Parker, to let him see original copies of poll books.






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National Briefing | New England: Rhode Island: Independent Drops Out of Race for Mayor of Providence

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:44pm
Lorne Adrain dropped out of Providence’s mayoral race on Monday, a decision that could make the path to victory harder for the former mayor and two-time felon Vincent A. Cianci Jr.






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National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: U.S. Opens Argument in Case Claiming Discrimination in Voting Maps

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:44pm
The Justice Department said on Monday that Texas lawmakers marginalized minority voters in electoral maps in a deliberate effort to racially discriminate and protect conservative incumbents.






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Egypt proposes Mideast cease-fire

POLITICO - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:35pm
The plan would end a week of fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead.
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National Briefing | Washington: Group of Law Professors Urges Obama to Deny Religious Exemption in Order

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:11pm
The order would bar federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.






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Authorities: Man faces murder charge after girlfriend found bludgeoned to death in Louisiana

FOX News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:01pm
A man faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of his girlfriend, who was found bludgeoned in her suburban New Orleans apartment over the weekend, officials said Monday.
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National Briefing | West: California: Giant Snails Seized at Airport

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:58pm
Customs inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport seized a shipment of several dozen live giant African snails.






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Marine jailed in Mexico says first court hearing did not go as expected

FOX News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:44pm
A Mexican federal judge sent Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison Wednesday after he made his first official courtroom appearance. 
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A Federal Appeals Court Sidesteps How to Prosecute Detainees

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:31pm
The federal appeals court reinstated the 2008 conspiracy conviction of a detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, but the long-awaited decision was more confusing than clarifying.






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How climate change changed me

POLITICO - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:18pm
Opinion: Tom Steyer reconciles his old work with fossil fuels with his current activism.
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Does the GOP need a FrankenCandidate?

POLITICO - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:18pm
What would the ideal candidate--someone who could actually win without repealing the platform's essential components--look like?
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DealBook: From Benghazi to the Boardroom: The Road to the $7 Billion Citigroup Settlement

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:17pm
An arrest in Libya led the Justice Department to delay suing the bank over mortgage securities, opening the door to last-minute talks that have culminated in a settlement expected to be announced Monday.






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Abortion Clinic Protections Proposed in Massachusetts

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:09pm
Lawmakers expressed support for a bill that they say would address safety concerns that arose when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down buffer zones for demonstrators at abortion clinics.
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Ex-Governor, Suing Over Book, Faces His Own Words

The New York Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:00pm
Lawyers defending the estate of a former member of the Navy SEALs in a defamation case filed by the former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura played audio and video clips of Mr. Ventura and read quotes from his books for jurors.






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Ex-manager of New Jersey diner pleads guilty in plot to kill co-owner, his uncle by marriage

FOX News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:49pm
The former manager of a northern New Jersey diner pleaded guilty Monday in what authorities say was a foiled plot to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, who is his uncle by marriage.
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Source: Bloomberg helped Graham

POLITICO - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:41pm
The former NYC mayor donates $250,000 to the senator's primary against a tea party opponent.
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Theme park employees caught in sex stings, child porn arrests

CNN - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:41pm
CNN finds dozens of employees from Disney as well as Universal Studios and SeaWorld have been arrested in connection to child-sex crimes since 2006.
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