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Christie Reclaims His Political Fate

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:58
Three months after a political scandal threatened to derail the presumed presidential aspirations of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, his office took steps to move beyond some of the worst headlines.
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Obama Calls for New Rules to Cut Methane Emissions

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:25
In his fight against climate change, President Barack Obama is directing federal agencies to clamp down on emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas emitted from energy, agriculture and other industries.
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Chemical's Maker Cited It as a Risk

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 21:14
The maker of a chemical that leaked into the water supply in West Virginia this year warned in a 1998 document that the substance may cause blood disorders.
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Inflation Below Fed Target for 22nd Month in a Row

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:15
U.S. inflation ran below the Federal Reserve's target for the 22nd straight month in February, a development that could give central-bank officials pause as they debate whether to keep pulling back on bond buys.
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Consumer Sluggishness Seems to Be Growth Drag, for Now

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:12
A deceleration in consumer spending in recent months helped knock down estimates for U.S. growth in the first quarter, deferring hopes for a sustained pickup in the economy.
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Christie Ally Quits Port Authority Post

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:09
David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Friday, as the fallout from the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal triggered a third resignation of a top ally of Gov. Chris Christie.
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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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