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For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:24pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government. (...)
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Elaborate FBI repairman ruse shown in videos

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:24pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing a lapel camera and posing as an Internet repairman, an undercover government agent walked into a luxury villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and recorded everything he saw as part of a major international gambling bust. (...)
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Roster of largest TIGER grants

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:22pm
The Transportation Department doled out $584 million in September for 72 so-called TIGER grants for transportation projects. Thirty-five went to congressional districts represented by Democrats and 24 were awarded to districts represented by Republicans. Thirteen others went to projects crossing district lines. The largest grants were: (...)
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Democratic areas win more transportation grants

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two months before next week's midterm elections, the Obama administration in September awarded the biggest share of almost $600 million in economic stimulus-based transportation grants to projects in districts with a Democratic congressman even though Republicans represent 34 more House districts across the country, an Associated Press analysis has found. (...)
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Senate control could turn on 2 independents' moves

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:18pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate. (...)
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Senate control could turn on 2 independents' moves

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One or two men could decide which party controls the Senate after the nation votes next week. (...)
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Obama to rally for Maine gubernatorial candidate

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:29pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to Maine to rally votes for the Democratic candidate for governor, the latest in a burst of campaign appearances Obama is making before next week's midterm elections after months of sitting on the sidelines because of his low approval ratings and unpopularity in some states. (...)
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For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:02pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government. (...)
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Jeb Bush swipes at Hillary Clinton in Colorado

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:25pm
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — In a possible preview of a 2016 presidential race, former Florida governor Jeb Bush took a swipe at Hillary Clinton on Wednesday evening as he stumped for Republican candidates in the vital swing state of Colorado. (...)
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Jeb Bush swipes at Hillary Clinton in Colorado

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:06pm
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — Jeb Bush is taking a jab at Hillary Clinton in a possible preview of the 2016 presidential race. (...)
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Group exposes voting histories of Alaska residents

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:56pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scores of Alaskans have complained about receiving emails and letters to find their voting histories and those of their acquaintances sent by an elusive group calling itself the Alaska State Voter Program. (...)
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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines — longer than required for many civilian health care workers. (...)
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Independent staying in Maine governor's race

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:28pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Independent candidate Eliot Cutler said Wednesday he won't drop out of the heated three-way race for governor of Maine, despite increasing pressure from voters who view him as a spoiler who will ensure another term for Republican incumbent Paul LePage. (...)
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RGA surpasses $100 million on Christie's watch

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:27pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The group dedicated to electing and re-electing Republican governors has now raised more than $100 million on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's watch. (...)
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Independent staying in Maine governor's race

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:57pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Independent candidate Eliot Cutler said Wednesday he won't drop out of the heated three-way race for governor of Maine, despite increasing pressure from voters who view him as a spoiler who will ensure another term for Republican incumbent Paul LePage. (...)
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Wisconsin candidate rejects claim Trek fired her

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:24pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke and her brother on Wednesday rejected a claim by a former top Trek executive that she was fired from her job at the family company, calling it "character assassination" just days before an election where she's running close with GOP Gov. Scott Walker. (...)
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Video shows FBI impersonating repairmen in ruse

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an extraordinary ruse. Dramatic new video obtained by The Associated Press, filmed through the lapel camera carried by an undercover government agent, shows how the FBI tricked its way inside a luxury villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas as part of a major international gambling bust. (...)
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Wisconsin candidate rejects claim Trek fired her

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:59pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor is rejecting a claim by the former president of Trek Bicycles that she was fired from her job at the family company. (...)
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Biden voices support for Northern Ireland talks

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his support behind a new round of power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland. (...)
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Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:32am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for "wholesale change" in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. (...)
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