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GOP set to again block Senate Dems on women's pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans were ready to derail an election-season drive by Democrats on Monday to pressure employers to pay women t…

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Statehood hearing for DC unlikely to spur change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn'…

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App would help women in NYC find women cab drivers

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a woman can be hard to find — if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.

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Powerful Washington lobbyist Boggs dies at 73

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraise…

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Governor, lawmakers announce Va. budget cuts

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers are planning to fill a $882 million budget shortfall by tapping th…

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Agency urges science demo changes after Reno fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal agency on Monday urged museums and schools to stop using methanol and other flammable chemicals in their fire-based…

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EPA administrator pushes for water rules

CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday she's not backing down on her agency's efforts t…

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Back to school _ even in Texas immigration prison

KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) — In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third- and fourth-graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice.

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Police: Protocol followed in detention of actress

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while …

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Judge sees confession tape in '79 missing boy case

Judge sees confession tape in '79 missing boy case

NEW YORK (AP) — After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement o…

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Newborn dies after mother killed by stray bullet

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A baby born to a woman after she was fatally wounded by a stray bullet died early Monday.

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Obama civil rights nominee withdraws

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee to be the government's chief civil rights attorney has officially resigned from considerati…

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Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that a Florida woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging the government invaded her privacy in the …

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Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says some consumers risk losing financial aid for their health insurance premiums unless they clear…

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Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires; homes burn

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews attempted to get better access to two raging wildfires in California that have forced hundreds to evacuate their ho…

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Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chicago, New York and Honolulu are on the short list to host President Barack Obama's future presidential library.

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Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on…

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Wisconsin election officials scramble on voter ID

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials were scrambling Monday to deal with a federal appeals court's ruling reinstating the require…

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Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season

Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden is optimistic Robert Griffin III will return this season.

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Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udei…

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Obama opens campaign against campus sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce a campus sexual assault awareness campaign from the Whi…

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Governor vows capture of trooper's killer

Investigators won't rest until they capture the gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers outside their barracks, killing one…

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NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit.

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4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire

DENVER (AP) — Authorities say four students have been burned and one suffered serious injuries after a fire erupted in a Denver high school ch…

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Va. AG's office to assist local inmates' re-entry

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia attorney general's office is creating the position of a statewide coordinator to prepare local inmates for t…

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