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Defense, tourism among winners in spending bill

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Michigan boot-maker, potato farmers and more than 1,200 contractors that supply parts for a next-generation fighter plane are among the many winners in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress. (...)
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Obama to sign Russia sanctions legislation

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:39am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will sign legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and providing weapons and other aid to Ukraine despite White House concerns that military assistance will further escalate the conflict, the White House said Tuesday. (...)
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Obama to sign Russia sanctions legislation

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will sign congressional legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and providing aid to Ukraine. (...)
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Congress presses Obama on Russia sanctions

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress maintained its pressure on President Barack Obama to sign legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and providing aid to Ukraine, as Secretary of State John Kerry focused on the impact of current U.S.-European penalties on stemming Russian aggression. (...)
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Senate may confirm up to 88 federal judges in '14

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) — No longer impeded by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama's top judicial nominations this year, a total that would be the highest for any president in two decades. (...)
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Marijuana fight riskier for Congress in states

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter. (...)
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