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NTSB: New rules needed for air shipments of batteries

4 hours 19 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government should issue more stringent rules for how rechargeable batteries are shipped on planes to prevent uncontrollable fires, the chairman of a federal accident investigations board said Tuesday. (...)
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Obama admin says it won't use Ebola funding to combat Zika

5 hours 19 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a Republican suggestion to use money Congress provided to fight the Ebola virus to combat the Zika virus and mosquitoes that spread it. (...)
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Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

5 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal. (...)
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House backs bill to require EPA notification in lead cases

5 hours 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday approved legislation to clarify the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to notify the public about danger from lead in their drinking water — the first action by Congress to respond to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. (...)
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Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

6 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal. (...)
Categories: Politics

In Illinois, Obama issues an appeal for political unity

6 hours 6 min ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — President Barack Obama came here nine years ago to declare it was "time to turn the page" on cynical, special- interest politics. He returned Wednesday lamenting that the story hasn't changed. (...)
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Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

6 hours 21 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has unanimously approved legislation that aims to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons by hitting Pyongyang with more stringent sanctions. (...)
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In Illinois, Obama issues an appeal for political unity

7 hours 56 sec ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — President Barack Obama came here nine years ago to declare it was "time to turn the page" on cynical, special- interest politics. He returned Wednesday lamenting that the story hasn't changed. (...)
Categories: Politics

Wisconsin's Feingold avoiding Democratic presidential pick

7 hours 47 min ago
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders? The question is much more than a ballot choice for Democrat Russ Feingold, whose hopes of reclaiming the Senate seat he held for 18 years rests with Wisconsin voters heavily invested in the presidential nomination fight. (...)
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In Illinois, Obama issues an appeal for political unity

8 hours 45 min ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — President Barack Obama returned Wednesday to the Illinois capital where he launched his national political career and appealed for help ridding politics of "polarization and meanness" that discourage participation in civic life. (...)
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Wisconsin's Feingold avoiding Democratic presidential pick

8 hours 47 min ago
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders? The question is much more than a ballot choice for Democrat Russ Feingold, whose hopes of reclaiming the Senate seat he held for 18 years rests with Wisconsin voters heavily invested in the presidential nomination fight. (...)
Categories: Politics

House backs bill to require EPA notification in lead cases

8 hours 55 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday approved legislation to clarify the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to notify the public about danger from lead in their drinking water — the first action by Congress to respond to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. (...)
Categories: Politics

Wisconsin's Feingold avoiding Democratic presidential pick

8 hours 57 min ago
MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Senate hopeful from Wisconsin Russ Feingold is trying to stay neutral in the ongoing Democratic nomination fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. (...)
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Ryan, Republicans grapple with alternative to Obama budget

9 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Meet the new boss. Confronting the same tea party challenges as the old boss. (...)
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Obama recalls his first lessons in politics _ and humility

9 hours 57 min ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — President Barack Obama is reminiscing about his days in the Illinois legislature and his first lessons in politics. (...)
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Senate bill aims to derail NKorea's nuclear weapons program

10 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, senators set aside their partisan differences on Wednesday to support legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal. (...)
Categories: Politics

In Illinois, Obama to plead for a unity that's eluded him

10 hours 52 min ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nine years ago to the day, Barack Obama stood before the Old State Capitol in Springfield and announced his run for president, declaring that "the ways of Washington must change." On Wednesday, Obama returns to the Illinois capital at the twilight of his political career, pleading once again for the type of national unity that has eluded him as president. (...)
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Senate leaders vow fast action on North Korea sanctions bill

13 hours 2 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders pledged on Wednesday to take swift action on legislation imposing more stringent sanctions on North Korea for willfully violating international law by pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons program. (...)
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Senate leaders vow fast action on North Korea sanctions bill

13 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders are pledging swift action on legislation to impose more stringent sanctions on North Korea for what they say are flagrant violations of international law. (...)
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Conservative opposition threatens criminal justice overhaul

15 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of Senate Republicans on Tuesday dealt a severe blow to prospects for overhauling the criminal justice system in Congress this year, with one lawmaker calling the bipartisan legislation championed by President Barack Obama and some prominent conservatives "a massive social experiment in criminal leniency." (...)
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