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41 min ago | 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

National Public Radio

Spokeswoman: Sebelius Not Considering US Senate

Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.

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Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

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Related Topix: US News, Scott Walker, Milwaukee, WI

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Ohio sees record high heroin overdose deaths

The state says 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, up from 426 deaths in 2011, a 37 percent increase, according to data being released Friday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Ohio, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Cuyahoga County, OH, Deval Patrick, Peter Shumlin

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Judge: McDonnell Can't Keep Filings From Prosecutors

A judge says former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell can keep some court filings from the public, but not from prosecutors in his public corruption case.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell

Thu Apr 17, 2014

York Dispatch

Tom Wolf shows $2.2M income for 2012

Tom Wolf, a York County businessman and Democratic candidate for governor who took out a multimillion-dollar loan to help finance his campaign, reported nearly $2.2 million in adjusted income in 2012, according to the two pages of his 2012 tax return he released Thursday.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Allyson Schwartz, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tom Corbett

WHBF-TV Rock Island

New Hampshire death penalty repeal fails by one vote

Lawmakers voted 12-12 Thursday on a death penalty repeal measure. The tie means capital punishment will stay on the books.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Death Penalty, Maggie Hassan

KMIZ

'Pals': Biden, Obama make selfie time

"Found a friend to join my first selfie on Instagram. Thanks for following and stay tuned," he wrote on Instagram.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie

ABC News

AG Holder to Speak at Ceremony for Kansas Victims

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to attend a service for the three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Violent Crime

WCTV Tallahassee

Internet Retailer Amazon To Start Collecting Taxes

A spokesman for the company confirmed Wednesday that Amazon will begin to collect the state's 6 percent sales taxes on May 1. Currently, Floridians are supposed to pay taxes for online purchases, but there's no way to enforce the law.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, Florida Government

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Judge overturns North Dakota abortion law

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Related Topix: Abortion, US Supreme Court, US News, Jack Dalrymple

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Mellencamp unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Walker

Politicians for years have been using rock songs at campaign events, and Mellencamp has found himself crossways with Walker and other candidates before.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, Rage Against the Machine, Pop/Rock, US Politics, John McCain, US News, John Edwards, 2012 Presidential Election, Entertainment

Sunherald.com

Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers

The city has an $816 million pledge from foundations, philanthropists and Gov. Rick Snyder to shore up pension funds and prevent the sale of city-owned art as part of Detroit's strategy for exiting the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Rick Snyder, Economics News, Bankruptcy

ABC News

US Judge Overturns North Dakota Abortion Law

A federal judge has overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Jack Dalrymple

Lincoln Daily News

Bill signed allowing surprise inspections of Arizona abortion clinics

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant, handing another victory to abortion foes.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Jan Brewer, Women's Health

ABC News

W.Va. Man Accused of Threatening US Senator

Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old West Virginia man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Joe Manchin, Barboursville, WV

The Daily Tribune

Church-state separation put to the test in Ky.

Baptists make up 25 percent of the state's 4.4 million population but 40 percent of the General Assembly, according to statistics gathered by the 2010 Religious Census by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, the Kentucky Baptist Convention and Legislative Research Commission.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Steve Beshear, US News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Nanaimo Daily News

Mediators say deal in Detroit bankruptcy means no pension cuts to police, fire retirees

The city of Detroit reached a deal with a group of retired police officers and firefighters that would protect pensions but trim annual cost-of-living payments - the first major agreement with retirees in the bankruptcy case, mediators announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Retirement, Rick Snyder

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