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Justices Invalidate Law on Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 20:32
The Supreme Court invalidated a state law requiring a 35-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics, ruling the statute went too far in burdening free-speech rights.
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Gun-Purchase Background Checks Upheld in Colorado

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 19:21
A federal judge on Thursday upheld Colorado laws mandating background checks for gun purchases and limiting the size of ammunition magazines.
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GOP Says Court's Ruling Backs Their Claims

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 18:36
The Supreme Court's rebuke of appointments made by President Barack Obama during a brief Senate break is fueling Republican criticism that he is overstepping his powers.
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U.S. Initials Deal With China to Curb Offshore Tax Evasion

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 17:45
The move helps the U.S. government's effort to put a complex 2010 law into practice while avoiding disruptions in commercial transactions with other major economies.
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Court Ruling Unlikely to Affect U.S. Consumer Regulator

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:47
A Supreme Court decision invalidating President Barack Obama's appointment of three federal labor panel members during a Senate break is unlikely to hamper a consumer-finance regulator whose leader was also first installed without congressional approval.
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Migrant 'Stash Houses' Thrive on Border

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:06
Human smuggling is on the rise in Texas as thousands of Central Americans are sneaked into the country by smugglers who charge them thousands of dollars and hide them in decrepit houses.
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Americans' Generational Race Gap Grows Wider

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:54
The demographic divide between older white Americans and younger minorities grew wider last year, according to Census Bureau data, highlighting a long-term shift that might alter the interplay between generations.
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World Cup Live: U.S. vs. Germany

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:51
Follow live analysis of the final games in Group G, where USA and Germany are alive and kicking, Ghana is still breathing, and Portugal…well, hope dies last.
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New Report Critical of U.S. Drone Policy

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:15
A panel of former national security officials issued a strong critique of President Obama's drone policy in a report certain to fuel the debate over the administration's counterterrorism program.
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Latino Ties Propel Rangel's Victory

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:00
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel used his deep ties to Latino communities in his Harlem district to prevail in a hard-fought Democratic primary.
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Tea Party's Setbacks Don't Limit Its Clout

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:15
Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's runoff victory exposed the limits of tea-party power at the polls, but conservative activists retain considerable influence in Congress.
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U.S. Consumer Spending Rises

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:03
Americans spent cautiously in May despite stronger income growth, a sign the economy is struggling to lift off after a winter downturn.
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Justices Protect Cellphone Privacy

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 06:36
A unanimous Supreme Court ruled that police must obtain a warrant to search the vast amount of information on a suspect's cellphone, broadly protecting Americans' privacy rights in the digital age.
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Court Decision Cripples Networks' Web Rival

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 06:20
The high court handed a high-stakes victory to broadcasters, ruling online video startup Aereo violated copyrights on their programming, dealing a crippling blow to the TV-streaming company.
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Cochran's Outreach to Black Voters Draws Criticism, Cheers

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 23:23
GOP Sen. Thad Cochran's effort to reach out to African Americans has drawn an angry response from his conservative opponent. But to some other Republicans, the effort was a valuable base-broadening effort.
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Appeals Court Bars Utah Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 23:21
A federal appeals court has ruled that Utah's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, representing a significant win for supporters of same-sex marriage and setting up another possible Supreme Court battle over the issue.
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NYPD Studies Frisk-Decline Consequences

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 22:59
The New York Police Department is analyzing years of data to determine if the decline in the number of stop, question and frisks is having an impact on crime in the city.
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U.S. Launches Bid to Wrest Sunni Tribes From Militants

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 21:36
Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to persuade the major Arab states to pitch in on an Iraq strategy of peeling Sunni tribes and fighters away from their tactical alliance with a radical Islamist militia.
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Retired IRS Official Sought Audit of Senator, GOP Lawmakers Say

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 21:11
House Republican lawmakers said retired Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner raised the possibility of auditing Sen. Charles Grassley.
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U.S. Economy Shrinks By Most in Five Years

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:29
The U.S. economy contracted at a worse pace than previously estimated in the first quarter, its sharpest pullback since the recession ended five years ago.
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