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Judge gives NY carjacker a break in long sentence

NEW YORK (AP) — A man serving a 57-year sentence for three armed carjackings in the mid-1990s won a reprieve on Tuesday when a federal judge agreed that the punishment was "unjust."

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Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine

Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine

LEWISTON, Maine — In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation’s most closely watched governor’s races.

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Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has criticized the federal government’s placement of eight immigrant kids in his state.

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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

FILE - This Jan. 18, 2010 file photo shows steaks and other beef products displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. A federal appeals court upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and s…

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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Southwest ranchers, meatpackers who do business with Mexico have opposed the labels.

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Obamacare gives boost to Medicare, but more needed

WASHINGTON — Medicare’s financial stability has been strengthened by the Affordable Care Act and other forces that have been subduing health-care spending, according to a new official forecast that says the fund covering the program’s hospital costs will remain solvent until 2030 — four year…

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Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

LONDON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled.

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Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Head of the Jewish autonomous region Alexander Vinnikov in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

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Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

WASHINGTON — A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.

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Ryan's anti-poverty plan is good and bad

Ryan's anti-poverty plan is good and bad

Rep. Paul Ryan's budget has potential

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Ruth Marcus: Will justices again save Obamacare?

Ruth Marcus: Will justices again save Obamacare?

Roberts zealously guards the court's institutional standing against accusations of overreaching.

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Faulty ruling on subsidies could torpedo health law

Faulty ruling on subsidies could torpedo health law

The full D.C. Circuit should reconsider and reverse its panel's 2-to-1 ruling.

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Bonus depreciation loophole hindering corporate tax reform

Bonus depreciation loophole hindering corporate tax reform

Congress should not bet on viability of broad corporate tax reform.

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Apply affirmative action based on present-day segregation, not race

Black folks once were victims of intentional, government-sponsored racial segregation.

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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.

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This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

DON’T MISS: “BREAKING BAD” SERIES FINALE — It hardly seems fair that this electrifying drama aired for only five seasons, but all “Bad” things must come to an end. Of course, fans will be perched on the edge of their sofas to see how the final act plays out for Walter White (Bryan Cranston),…

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