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Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 21 min 29 sec ago
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their wedding. In the back room, beyond the dapper mannequins and vest swatches of pink, yellow and blue, a tote filled with review packets for 24 of her Hayward Elementary School students awaits her attention if she gets any down time. (...)
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In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 21 min 29 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. If not, you're likely in for a long wait. (...)
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Trucker rest break proposal resurrected in aviation bill

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 21 min 29 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buried in the fine print of an aviation bill introduced in the House this week is a provision that would prevent states from requiring trucking companies to schedule more generous rest breaks for their drivers than the federal government's minimum standard. (...)
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Senators grill personnel office nominee over data hack

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 21 min 29 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management on Thursday promised to strengthen the agency's cybersecurity and information technology systems after what's believed to be the largest data breach in U.S. history. (...)
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Lawmakers introduce bill to make women register for draft

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 21 min 29 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican congressmen who are military veterans have introduced a bill requiring women to register for the draft. (...)
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In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 21 min 32 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. If not, you're likely in for a long wait. (...)
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The Obamas celebrate the game with wings, pizza and nachos

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 21 min 33 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is taking a day off from the "Let's Move" campaign while enjoying the Super Bowl. (...)
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Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 21 min 33 sec ago
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their wedding. In the back room, beyond the dapper mannequins and vest swatches of pink, yellow and blue, a tote filled with review packets for 24 of her Hayward Elementary School students awaits her attention if she gets any down time. (...)
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Obama to seek double funding for clean energy R&D by 2020

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 21 min 33 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that he'll ask Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020. But the request is unlikely to be fulfilled. (...)
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Pentagon releases photos of alleged detainee abuse

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 21 min 33 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday released nearly 200 photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken mostly between 2004 and 2006, involving 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces. (...)
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Obama, Xi coordinate response to NKorea provocations

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 4 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) agree that a planned ballistic missile test by North Korea would be another "provocative and destabilizing" action in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. (...)
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Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint

AP-heads-latest5-congress - 14 hours 21 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a comprehensive energy bill after majority Republicans balked over hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes. (...)
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Obama to appear on 'Ellen' next week

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 14 hours 21 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is returning to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." (...)
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Oregon businessman announces bid for US Senate seat

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 4:01am
BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon businessman is looking to take U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's job. (...)
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