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Mitch McConnell's campaign manager steps down

A little more than two months before Election Day, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, stepped down Friday, resigning amid a long-brewing controversy involving Benton's ties to Ron Paul's presidential bid in 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, Mitch McConnell, 2012 Presidential Election, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors

The Las Vegas Sun

Utah university removes Harry Reid's name from center

Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt acknowledged he was under pressure from a group of conservatives to remove Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's name from a center on campus, but he insisted politics had nothing to do with his decision to do so.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

The Republic

Ex-FBI director: Grateful for support after crash

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said Friday he was grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured this week in a Vermont car crash.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Cybercast News Service

Chelsea Clinton quits as NBC News reporter

Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Social Software

NewsTalk 1230

Summer 2014 Was the Worst Ever

Summer is usually my favorite time of year. It's a season that conjures up joyful thoughts of vacations and fun in the sun.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Terrorism, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Anthony Weiner, Democrat, Ferguson, MO

Washington Examiner

New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Tax

Evening Sun

Iran: US Coast Guard fired at fishing boat

The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard navy confirmed in remarks published Friday that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired on an Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf this week but insisted the incident was not a "clash."

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Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US Navy

Athens Banner-Herald

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers

WHAS11

'Walking Dead' Marine battalion to be deactivated

Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."

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Related Topix: US Military, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, US Marine Corps

Castanet.net

US: Beware of giant snails

The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, Home Gardening, Home

The Honolulu Advertiser

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

SAN FRANCISCO>> Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, WebMD, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Amazon, us Travel, Travel, Federal Aviation Administration

Thu Aug 28, 2014

TheBostonChannel.com

Doc: Inmate in botched execution died from IV

A team of medical examiners has ruled that Oklahoma death row prisoner Clayton Lockett died from the state's lethal injection and not by heart attack.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Opinion

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Questions raised about Mary Landrieu's residency

Republicans seized on a news report Tuesday that raised questions about whether one of the Democrats' most vulnerable senators up for re-election actually resides in the state she represents.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Publishing, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

Manchester Journal

Woman may pursue libel case against Sammy Hagar

A federal appeals court says an Iowa woman who claims rock singer Sammy Hagar fathered her baby 25 years ago may sue him for libel, invasion of privacy, and breach of contract.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Sammy Hagar, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Van Halen, Social Software

The Winnipeg Free Press

Hillary Clinton: Frayed bonds of trust led to Missouri teen's shooting death, violent protests

Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Missouri

Magic 98.3 Columbus

Hillary's Got a Millennial Problem

Sure, projecting a winner in a presidential election a couple of years in advance is a mug's game.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Chris Christie, US Governors

Door Reminder

Milk Bottle, Glass of Milk, Cheese, Butter and a Spoon

USDA launches new dairy insurance program Dairy farmers can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://post.cr/1tOPxFK MILWAUKEE - Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing ... (more)

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Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Agriculture, Science

Bluffton Today

Search efforts resume for missing pilot

Ground teams resumed searching Thursday for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia, according to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, US Military, US Air Force, Moody Air Force Base

News 4 Jax

McConnell: Shutdowns are a 'failed policy'

In his strongest words to date, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, tried to quash talk that he would allow another government shutdown if he becomes Senate majority leader next year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Government, Kentucky, Senator Ted Cruz

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