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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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