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113th Congress could pass fewest laws in 60 years

113th Congress could pass fewest laws in 60 years

WASHINGTON — Say this about the 113th Congress: It’s managed to live down to low expectations.

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Gov. Brown signs clean-air vehicle legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.

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Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren’t even under review bec…

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High-stakes debate over credit reporting heating up

High-stakes debate over credit reporting heating up

Figuring out how to treat everybody fairly could be a challenge.

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A plan to raise pay

The fight to increase Americans' stagnant incomes is growing more serious.

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Overlooked stories of the Civil War

What is the greatest overlooked story of the Civil War?

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George Washington asked Congress to 'buy in,' too

George Washington asked Congress to 'buy in,' too

The power to declare war has been in executive hands almost all along.

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Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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Arizona House passes Internet "revenge porn" bill

Arizona House passes Internet "revenge porn" bill

PHOENIX — Saying the Internet is forever, the state House unanimously approved legislation Monday to make it illegal to intentionally post someone else’s naked photo online.

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Internet sales-tax rule gets Senate OK

WASHINGTON - The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping - for many a largely tax-free frontier - to state sales taxes.

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US should make straw purchases of guns a felony

Buying a gun for a person who can't legally possess a firearm would be a federal felony under legislation now headed toward the Senate; Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake should support this bill.

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Tax credits sought to lure movies to AZ

Tax credits sought to lure movies to AZ

Crews filming "The Hangover Part III," a Warner Bros. production, recently used Nogales, Ariz., as a stand-in setting for Tijuana.

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Tax credits sought to lure movies to AZ

Tax credits sought to lure movies to AZ

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Tax credits sought to lure movies to AZ

Tax credits sought to lure movies to AZ

It's like a movie on its third sequel: Advocates will try again next legislative season to revive tax credits to lure movie productions to Arizona, and to expand the program to include other forms of multimedia.

November 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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