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Russian Border Buildup Stokes Worries

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:38
Russian troops massing near Ukraine are actively concealing their positions and establishing supply lines that could be used in a prolonged deployment, ratcheting up U.S. concerns.
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County to Stop Updating Mudslide Death Toll

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:50
Snohomish County authorities said they would stop updating reports on how many bodies have been recovered from the scene of a landslide in Washington state, leaving in question the fate of dozens of missing people.
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GOP Wrestles With Its Stance on Gay Marriage

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:22
Opposition to same-sex marriage has long been a bedrock principle for the party. But increasingly, prominent Republicans are softening their tone or backing gay marriage outright.
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Religious Leaders Split on 'Noah' Judgment

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 13:26
The film is stirring debate within religious communities about the boundaries of artistic interpretation of the Bible.
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Obama Seeks to Repair Frayed Saudi Ties

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:50
President Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia marks a bid to warm relations that the Saudis hope will result in commitments by the U.S. president to boost the supply of sophisticated weapons to Syrian insurgents.
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Health-Law Sign-Ups Top Six Million

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:30
The White House said the Affordable Care Act crossed a key threshold as it announced that more than six million people have signed up for private health coverage through state and federal insurance exchanges.
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U.S. to Recognize Michigan Gay Marriages

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:55
The federal government will recognize more than 300 same sex marriages performed in Michigan this past Saturday during a brief window when such unions were legal there.
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Firms' Profits Rise to Record High, Outpacing GDP Growth

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:13
U.S. corporate profits hit new highs last year, driven by the tight lid firms have kept on hiring and spending almost five years into the economic recovery.
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Federal Public-Corruption Cases Soar

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:51
A string of federal corruption cases involving officials in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco and other cities shows the fruits of aggressive tactics by the Justice Department to root out state and local corruption.
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Mudslide Prompts Rethink on Disaster Planning

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:30
Snohomish and surrounding counties in Washington state have focused much of their planning for natural disasters on hazards such as flooding. But the recent mudslide has shifted attitudes.
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Christie Cleared in Lawyers' Report

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:08
A report from lawyers hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie absolved him of any role in orchestrating lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last year, and also cleared his senior staff from the controversy.
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Colleges Tackle Unionized Football's Implications

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:11
Private colleges across the country tried to sort out the possible fallout of a decision allowing football players at Northwestern University to unionize.
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Questions Persist After Bridge Report

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:07
The architect of the George Washington Bridge lane closures told aides that he informed the governor of the closings while they occurred on Sept. 11, but the governor said he denied any recollection of that exchange, according to a report from lawyers representing Mr. Christie's office.
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Obama, Pope Meet for First Time

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:06
President Barack Obama and Pope Francis met for the first time on Thursday, holding a symbolic discussion that sidestepped their differences on social issues and focused heavily on their shared interest in economic inequality.
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Top U.S. Officer Wants Military to Rethink Ethics Training

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:10
The military needs to rethink how it teaches character and ethics, the nation's top uniformed officer said.
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Congress Advances Ukraine Measures

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:51
The House and Senate moved to bolster the U.S. response to the political crisis in Ukraine, with both chambers of Congress voting on measures to expand sanctions against Russian officials and provide assistance to Kiev.
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Obama Unveils Proposed NSA Phone Data Revamp

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:40
The White House outlined broad changes to end the government's mass collection of telephone records, saying Congress must pass legislation to allow intelligence agencies to have speedy access to information held at telephone companies.
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Mudslide Deaths Expected to Rise 'Substantially'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:53
Officials expect the number of people killed in the massive mudslide in Washington state to rise "substantially" as questions persisted over whether warnings about the site's potential for disaster had been sufficiently publicized or heeded.
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Senator Suggests Reinstating Student-Loan Limits

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:35
The senator overseeing U.S. education policy said Congress should consider reinstating limits for both graduate and undergrad students due to concerns the government is allowing students to amass debt too easily.
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Scientists Craft Working Yeast Chromosome

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:00
In a stride toward creating artificial life, scientists announced Thursday that they crafted a working chromosome for yeast.
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