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Election ads were about issues, says ‘Carolina Rising’ chief

In the bitterly contested race for the U.S. Senate contest in North Carolina, a mysterious “dark money” nonprofit took to the airwaves in an effort to tip the balance in favor of the Republican candidate. State House Speaker Thom Tillis, … Continue reading

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Presidents pick up the check for their meals

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter. He has to dig into his pocket to pay for his holiday feast … Continue reading

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General strike shuts down services across Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Athens. … Continue reading

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Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground

ATLANTA (AP) — To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites. After the Republicans’ success in the midterm elections, … Continue reading

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Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. The 81-year-old jurist was sent home and was expected to be … Continue reading

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Full holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday’s basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their … Continue reading

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Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama’s new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. … Continue reading

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Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama’s new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized Following Coronary Blockage

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a blockage in her left coronary artery. Ginsburg, 81, “experienced discomfort during routine exercise” on Tuesday evening, according to a statement from the Court. She underwent coronary catheterization … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized Following Coronary Blockage

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a blockage in her left coronary artery. Ginsburg, 81, “experienced discomfort during routine exercise” on Tuesday evening, according to a statement from the Court. She underwent coronary catheterization … Continue reading

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