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Updated: 17 min 35 sec ago

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

17 min 40 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

17 min 40 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

17 min 40 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

17 min 40 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

17 min 40 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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Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 8:31am
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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