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3 hrs ago | KIDK CBS 3

Nevada senators face off over militia groups

In a blunt exchange that hit on a major American divide, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, stood by his comments that militia groups involved in a ranch standoff are "domestic terrorists," while the state's Republican senator, Dean Heller, replied that he considers them "patriots."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Dean Heller, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller, Harry Reid, Democrat

7 hrs ago | ABC News

Plane Spotted in Iran Is Registered to Utah Bank

An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Federal Aviation Administration

8 hrs ago | WRAL.com

APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

The memo dated Friday, which The Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, says the state auditor compared clients enrolled in the Medicaid database last June with state death records dating back to 1970.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors

9 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

10 hrs ago | SFGate

Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

A Navy officer was relieved of duty Friday because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team, the service said.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy

11 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

US top court denies Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals stay in Copaxone patent fight

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday denied a request by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to stay a lower-court ruling in a patent case that favored the developers of generic versions of Teva's top-selling multiple sclerosis drug.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, US Supreme Court, John G. Roberts

12 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Clock Ticking For States To Adopt Health Exchanges

For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois, Illinois Government

12 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, Barack Obama, Scott Walker, US Governors

16 hrs ago | Hometown Life

Hawaii legislators: No more prostitution exemption for police

Hawaii state Rep. Karl Rhoads listens during a House floor session at the Capitol in Honolulu on March 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat

20 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book to be called 'Hard Choices'

Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she considers another White House campaign.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Simon & Schuster, Bill Clinton, History in the News

20 hrs ago | WTNH

Blumenthal: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Metro-North Railroad has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects.

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21 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

Relatives of Chinese passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 pray at a hotel conference room in Beijing, China, Friday, April 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Malaysia, US Military, US Navy

21 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama

23 hrs ago | KNDO

White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

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Related Topix: Privacy, Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, US Politics, Barack Obama

Yesterday | National Public Radio

2 Long-Time Friends Discuss The First Amendment

The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the prospect.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Obama voices skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Robert Fico

WLLR-FM Davenport

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

Clinton, 34, daughter of former president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, announced she was pregnant on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, US Politics, Barack Obama, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

KMIZ

Beau Biden plans to run for governor in Delaware

Beau Biden said Thursday he won't seek re-election this year as Delaware attorney general and plans instead to run for governor in 2016.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Joe Biden

ABC News

Hotel Magnate, Democratic Fundraiser Pleads Guilty

Sant Singh Chatwal was accused of working with an unidentified informant to use straw donors to make contributions to three unnamed political candidates.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Barack Obama

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