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Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

HONOLULU (AP) — A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. It’s unclear whether Gov. David Ige will sign the … Continue reading

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Aide to Mississippi Sen. Cochran arrested on drug charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — An aide to Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after federal agents raided his home. Fred W. Pagan, an office administrator for Cochran, was arrested Thursday. Court … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton plans campaign trip to Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Nevada next month, adding it to the roster of early-voting states she is visiting at the beginning of her presidential campaign. A campaign official said the former secretary of state … Continue reading

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GOP presidential hopefuls say no thanks to White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Actress Sofia Vergara, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and businessman Nick Loeb at the Bloomberg and Vanity Fair reception after the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/VF14/WireImage) The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner is one of the hottest … Continue reading

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Republicans seen scrapping Ryan Medicare plan in U.S. budget push

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Aiming to acquire more budget powers and take a swipe at Obamacare, Republicans will likely scrap a proposal that stirred controversy and helped launch Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan on the national stage: privatizing the … Continue reading

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Christie’s wife quits Wall Street job amid speculation he will seek White House

(Reuters) – Mary Pat Christie, the wife of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, resigned from her Wall Street job, his spokesman confirmed, as her husband contemplates a run for the White House in 2016. Her resignation from New York-based Angelo … Continue reading

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Can Social Media Save the Green Party?

By Tom Rowsell The UK general elections are only a couple of weeks away and the future of Natalie Bennett’s eco friendly party is uncertain. The Greens have had a rough time in the mainstream media recently. They have been … Continue reading

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Profiles of 4 killed by drones: aid workers, terror suspects

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at the lives of four men — two Western hostages and two American terror suspects — who were killed by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. The American and Italian aid workers were killed inadvertently in … Continue reading

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Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of ‘deadly mistakes’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years ago, President Barack Obama stood before a military audience and spoke of the “heartbreaking tragedy” of accidental civilian deaths caused by U.S. military strikes in the fight against terrorism in places like Pakistan and Afghanistan. … Continue reading

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Ferguson police investigation was botched from the start, Michael Brown’s family alleges in lawsuit

View gallery . Darren Wilson, Michael Brown and the shooting scene on Canfield Drive in Ferguson. (AP Photo) Former Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department destroyed potentially crucial evidence shortly after fatally shooting Michael Brown, the slain … Continue reading

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