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Gov. Walker and Wisconsin GOP retreat on open records limits

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a sudden reversal amid a stinging backlash, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislative leaders said they agreed Saturday to completely remove a part of the proposed state budget that would severely roll back open … Continue reading

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Gay marriage opponents propose 2 Colorado ballot measures

DENVER (AP) — Opponents of gay marriage have proposed two Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide. One measure would redefine same-sex marriages in Colorado as civil unions. … Continue reading

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Bush says he takes Trump’s immigration remarks personally

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought. “I don’t think he represents the … Continue reading

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Obama: Freedom is paid for by men and women of US military

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says U.S. service members make it possible to enjoy the “incredible blessings” in the greatest country on earth. He says “freedom is not free” but is paid for by all the men and women … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton: no substitute for ‘constant engagement’ with Putin

GLEN, N.H. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Saturday the United States has to be “much smarter” about how it deals with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “That’s why we have to be much smarter in how we … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking U.S. computers

By Amanda Becker GLEN, N.H. (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused China on Saturday of stealing commercial secrets and “huge amounts of government information,” and of trying to “hack into everything that doesn’t move in America.” Clinton’s … Continue reading

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12 things to know about Jim Webb

Former Sen. Jim Webb, who today announced his bid to become the Democrats’ presidential nominee, has been a dark horse before. Related: More information about presidential candidates In 2006, Webb, a former Secretary of the Navy who had never occupied political … Continue reading

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New tune for piano-playing senator: Revised education policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate? In Sen. Lamar Alexander’s case, he sits down at a borrowed piano in his Capitol Hill office and, with a grin, bangs out “The … Continue reading

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APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief

VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told … Continue reading

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Texas wants its gold back inside the state’s borders

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum. … Continue reading

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