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5 things to know about House races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s a start of the school year lesson: History and geography are coming up aces for House Republicans. The GOP is expected to tighten its majority grip on the House in November’s elections, adding seats as President … Continue reading

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Obama’s visit comes amid tight governor’s race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers’ rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when public employees staged massive protests in … Continue reading

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Obama to attend wedding of longtime personal chef

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family. White House chef Sam Kass is tying the knot Saturday evening to MSNBC host Alex Wagner. Obama, his wife and their daughters … Continue reading

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California passes plastic bag ban, would be first such law in U.S

By Aaron Mendelson SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its … Continue reading

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Campaign manager for Kentucky’s McConnell resigns, denies wrongdoing

(Reuters) – The campaign manager for U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican locked in a tough re-election battle, resigned late Friday in fallout from a scandal stemming from his time with the 2012 Ron Paul presidential campaign. … Continue reading

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California lawmakers end session with bills on plastic bags, gun control

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – California’s lawmakers ended a two-year session on Saturday with a package of bills that reflected deep disagreement over pressing issues including undocumented migrants, the social safety net and measures to cope with a … Continue reading

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American Terror Pipeline: Nearly a Dozen From Twin Cities Gone to Fight in Syria

In addition to the American rapper from Minneapolis recently killed in the bloody fighting in Syria, nearly a dozen former residents of Minnesota’s Twin Cities have left their homes to take up arms with extremist rebel groups in the Middle … Continue reading

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Britain Raises Terror Threat Level to ‘Severe’

The British government today raised the threat level for international terrorism to “severe,” indicating a terrorist attack is “highly likely” but, based on intelligence, not necessarily “imminent.” U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May released a statement Friday saying the increased threat … Continue reading

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Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has bought some time with his decision to slow the march toward U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and provided fodder for critics who accuse him of dithering. The White … Continue reading

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Texas frontrunner for governor, Abbott, backs out of sole TV debate

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – The frontrunner for the Texas race for governor, Republican Greg Abbott, has pulled out of the sole statewide televised debate, the debate’s broadcaster, WFAA-TV, said on Friday. “Due to our inability to agree on specific details … Continue reading

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