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Panel OKs relaxing emission regs, tweaks renewable program

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on the Legislature's powerful budget committee approved a bill Wednesday that would relax portions of Wisconsin's sulfur dioxide regulations and rework utilities' obligations to pay into the state's renewable energy program.

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Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructure

Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructure

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint’s water crisis from lead contamination and to update pipes there and across the state — a plan that lawmakers from both parties generally welcomed as moving in the rig…

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Man convicted in 1984 slaying appeals to Utah Supreme Court

SALT LAKE CITY — Lawyers for a man convicted of a cold-case murder through DNA found in blood on a dollar bill said Wednesday that evidence was contaminated and asked the Utah Supreme Court to overturn his conviction.

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Vehicle emissions test notices suspended amid budget impasse

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois motorists will have to keep track of when their vehicles need to pass an emissions test or be renewed, because the state says it won't provide mailed notifications.

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In Illinois, Obama issues an appeal for political unity

In Illinois, Obama issues an appeal for political unity

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — President Obama came here nine years ago to declare it was “time to turn the page” on cynical, special- interest politics. He returned Wednesday lamenting that the story hasn’t changed.

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Christie, Fiorina ends their bids for White House

Christie, Fiorina ends their bids for White House

NASHUA, N.H. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former technology executive Carly Fiorina dropped out of the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday, a day after their disappointing finishes in New Hampshire’s primary.

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Lawmaker unveiling plan to abolish death penalty in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — A Republican state lawmaker wants Utah to join 19 states and the District of Columbia in abolishing the death penalty, but supporters of the idea acknowledge it's a longshot in the conservative state.

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Senate approves bill to ban liquor at fully nude bars

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would strip state liquor licenses from bars offering fully nude entertainment under a bill passed by the state Senate on Wednesday.

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Missouri bill would require students to pass civics exam

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A House committee has approved a bill that would require Missouri high school students to pass a civics exam similar to the U.S. naturalization test in order to graduate.

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As long race beckons, Tuesday winners Trump and Sanders face challenges

As long race beckons, Tuesday winners Trump and Sanders face challenges

MANCHESTER, N.H. — With a roar of discontent toward the political establishment, New Hampshire voters sent the presidential contest into what seems likely to be an extended march that will quickly move to territory far less hospitable to Tuesday night’s big winners, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

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The Latest: Kasich takes 2nd in NH vote; tight race for 3rd

The Latest: Kasich takes 2nd in NH vote; tight race for 3rd

The GOP fight for third between Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio is still too close to call.

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The Latest: Kasich takes 2nd in NH vote; tight race for 3rd

The Latest: Kasich takes 2nd in NH vote; tight race for 3rd

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reacts to the cheering crowd at his primary night rally Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reacts to the cheering crowd at his primary night rally Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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Trump nails it in New Hampshire after Iowa disappointment

Trump nails it in New Hampshire after Iowa disappointment

Supporters wait for Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump to speak during a primary night rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

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Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

New Hampshire did little to clarify the crowded contest among more mainstream GOP candidates.

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Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies.

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Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders: “The government … belongs to all of the people.”

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Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich emerged in second place after devoting almost all of his campaign resources to New Hampshire.

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Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump: “The world is going to respect us again.”

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