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36 min ago | ABC News

Court Won't Hear Fla. Employee Drug Testing Rule

The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott over his plan to require random drug tests for thousands of state workers.

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Related Topix: Drug Testing, Rick Scott

36 min ago | KMCX-FM Ogallala

Why the GOP needs a return to the Bush Leagues

In presidential nominating contests, the Republican establishment has always won out - from the first Bush, to the tried but tired Dole, to W., then McCain, and most recently Romney, who nonetheless had to labor mightily to emerge from the weakest field of candidates in either party, ever.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Newt Gingrich, Chris Christie, York, SC, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

2 hrs ago | National Public Radio

UAW Withdraws Appeal Of Volkswagen Union Vote

The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing an appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Bill Haslam

3 hrs ago | CTV

Alaska Legislature passes bill to advance major LNG project

The House voted 36-4 on the measure Sunday. The Senate later voted 16-4 to agree to the House changes.

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Related Topix: Sean Parnell, Energy, Oil & Gas, TransCanada, Natural Gas

7 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Port Authority of NY and NJ taking look at reforms

A year ago this week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey held a public board meeting to re-elect its officers and hear from various committees.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Chris Christie

Sun Apr 20, 2014

National Public Radio

10 Things To Know For Monday

"It's sadness, but it's also a kind of fortitude," says Scott Johnson, who will run in Monday's race one year after bombings killed three and injured 260 there.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry

Bellingham Herald

In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go

Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment, from a marijuana industry expo called the Cannabis Cup at a trade center north of downtown to 4/20-themed concerts at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater – acts include Slightly Stoopid and Snoop Dogg – to a massive festival at Civic ... (more)

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Related Topix: Colorado, Drugs, Marijuana, Chris Christie

WCAX-TV Burlington

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Food Poisoning, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Illinois, Rick Perry, Texas Government, Texas

Sunherald.com

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

But with eight months left on the job and a decision to make about the 2016 presidential race, the long-serving governor known for his Texas swagger is now the focus of a grand jury investigation that could cause more difficulty than any adversary has.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry

Washington Examiner

Special car, plate for veteran at NY Auto Show

A wounded Iraq war veteran has been given a specially outfitted SUV by Toyota, and he's gotten an honorary license plate for it from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Toyota RAV4, Toyota, SUV, Andrew Cuomo, New York, New York Government

The Wichita Eagle

Nebraska lawmakers to study tax issues over break

Fresh off a session that saw $412 million in tax relief over the next five years, the Legislature's Revenue Committee plans to hold meetings this summer and fall to consider various tax issues.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Tax, Dave Heineman, Agriculture, Science

Sat Apr 19, 2014

CBS Local

California Counties Want More Money To Deal With Prison Realignment

Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.

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Related Topix: Prison, Jerry Brown, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Monterey County, CA, State Prisons

York Dispatch

Amid budget woes, gas drilling tax turns GOP heads in Pa.

Slapping Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry with a new tax has long been the currency of Democrats, and now an increasingly grim budget picture is turning Republican heads in the GOP-controlled state Legislature.

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Related Topix: US News, Natural Gas, Tom Corbett

CBS Local

Texting While Driving Ban Could Revive After Perry

Efforts to implement a statewide texting while driving ban in Texas are likely to resurface next year no matter who replaces Gov. Rick Perry.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, Corpus Christi, TX

Sunherald.com

National energy boom blurs political battle lines

Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline a major wedge.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives

HeraldNet

Iowa to get new Microsoft data center

Microsoft will begin construction on a new data center in West Des Moines, state and local officials announced Friday, bringing the company's total investment in Iowa to nearly $2 billion, the largest in the state to date.

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Related Topix: Iowa, West Des Moines, IA, Terry Branstad

Northern Michigan News

Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, Deval Patrick, Worcester County, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Senate to debate rideshare regulations

Among the major issues left to cover at the Arizona Legislature before the session ends is how to regulate the increasingly popular ridesharing programs like Uber and Lyft.

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Related Topix: Jan Brewer

Fri Apr 18, 2014

ABC News

California Farmers to Get More Water

Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.

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

KFBB

APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.

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

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