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Job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

Job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

Solid growth is further evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating.

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5 myths about impeachment

Much of the impeachment debate has been more mythological than constitutional.

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Comeuppance due for CIA and its discredited director

Comeuppance due for CIA and its discredited director

Put an end to the days of blank checks.

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Nixon’s ghost still casts pall of outrage, uncertainty

Nixon’s ghost still casts pall of outrage, uncertainty

Would our current politics have risen to occasion, as did Watergate-era Congress?

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Jonah Goldberg: A letter from Nancy Pelosi

Jonah Goldberg: A letter from Nancy Pelosi

Messages from Democratic leaders whip up urgency aimed at low-information voters.

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Big picture is clear: Give Kerry a break

Big picture is clear: Give Kerry a break

Objection may be that his plan was one Hamas could actually accept.

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Holder cautions against use of stats to gauge recidivism risk

Holder cautions against use of stats to gauge recidivism risk

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder cautioned against the use of data in sentencing criminal defendants, saying judges should base punishment on the facts of a crime rather than on statistical predictions of future behavior that can be unfair to minorities.

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Disposable wipes clogging sewer pipes

Disposable wipes are clogging sewer systems and costing taxpayers.

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Hurdle for declining unemployment as participation steadies

The labor-force participation rate is starting to stabilize.

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Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conversations with things others cannot — inc…

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US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

Job seekers wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia.

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Former Yuma mayor to get $40K to settle lawsuit

Former Yuma mayor to get $40K to settle lawsuit

YUMA — Ex-Yuma Mayor Al Krieger will receive $40,000 from the city to settle a lawsuit he filed against six current and former city council members.

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Obama: House GOP border plan is ‘extreme’ and ‘going nowhere’

Obama: House GOP border plan is ‘extreme’ and ‘going nowhere’

President Obama says since Congress has failed to act on young border-crossers, “I’m going to have to act alone.”

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House moves toward vote on border bill

House moves toward vote on border bill

WASHINGTON — House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis Friday, passing it on a near party-line vote after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation for hundreds of thousands of immigrants now working in this country legally.

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Obama: House GOP border plan is ‘extreme,’ ‘going nowhere’

Obama: House GOP border plan is ‘extreme,’ ‘going nowhere’

WASHINGTON — President Obama blasted House Republicans on Friday for focusing on “extreme” and “partisan message bills,” rather than solving problems, highlighting how little lawmakers have accomplished before leaving town for a summer recess.

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Uruguayan pot marketplace may go up in smoke

Uruguayan pot marketplace may go up in smoke

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's plan to create the world's first national, government-regulated marketplace for legal pot may be going up in smoke.

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Uruguayan pot marketplace may go up in smoke

Uruguayan pot marketplace may go up in smoke

FILE - This May 6, 2014 file photo shows a sign that reads in Spanish; "We don't sell pot, yet," on display at a head shop in downtown Montevideo, Uruguay. Delays in implementing the plan to create the world’s first national, government-regulated marketplace for legal pot , are putting it at…

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Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an internationally brokered cease-fire.

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