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3 hrs ago | WNEM-TV Saginaw

Opponents press Snyder to cancel prison contract

Opponents are pressing Gov. Rick Snyder's administration to cancel the state's contract with a company that provides food in the prison system.

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Related Topix: Rick Snyder

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KFMB-TV San Diego

Tony Gwynn Day declared under acting governor

A San Diego lawmaker who briefly filled in as governor declared Tony Gwynn Day in honor of the late Padres baseball player.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Foster parent charged with murder in hot car death

The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the... The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of ... (more)

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Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, California, Prison, Bob McDonnell

Ohio.com

Justice Deptment weighs in on Ohio, Wisconsin voting cases

WASHINGTON: The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Ohio Government, Eric Holder, Scott Walker, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

KTEN-TV Denison

Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

Northern Colorado got the brunt of heavy rains that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Drugs, Pennsylvania, Bob McDonnell

KNUS-AM Aurora

Vacations, trips detailed at ex-governor's trial

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Related Topix: Richmond, VA, Bob McDonnell

KAUZ

An early rally fades on the US stock market

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has mixed emotions about winning his defamation lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Governor Mike Pence

Gov. Mike Pence is asking that more than 200 immigrant children placed in Indiana be deported and chiding President Barack Obama for not alerting him of the placements.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Mike Pence, US News

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, January

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

Gov. Pat Quinn, surrounded by workers, speaks during a signing ceremony in Chicago on Tuesday for a nearly $1 billion capital spending plan intended to create jobs and help repair Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, Chicago, IL, Berwyn, IL

WKXW-FM Trenton

Christie planning August swing through the South

Republican Gov. Chris Christie will be swinging through the South as part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting fellow GOP candidates.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chris Christie, Paul LePage, Robert Bentley, Mary Fallin, Oklahoma

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

A U.S. Army War College official says the Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Department of Defense, US News, United States Army War College, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Bob McDonnell

Click2Houston

Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court, Rick Perry

KOLD-TV Tucson

Kosovo prosecutor suspects some killed for organs

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing... The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Europe, Kosovo, Bob McDonnell

Click Orlando

Boehner denies GOP plans to impeach Obama

House Speaker John Boehner flatly denied Tuesday that congressional Republicans are moving to impeach President Barack Obama, blasting talk about it as "a scam started by Democrats at the White House."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise

KFVS12

Prosecutor: Ex-governor, wife illegally took gifts

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, center, flanked by daughters Rachel, left, and Cailin, right, heads into the Federal Courthouse in Richmond, Va., Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, Richmond, VA

News Observer

Patrick to sign $1B convention center upgrade bill

Supporters of the expansion say it will increase the center's operating space by more than 50 percent and will help Boston compete for some of the largest and most lucrative conventions in the world.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick

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In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

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Related Topix: Maine, Paul LePage, Maine Government, Family, Kids, Deval Patrick

Mon Jul 28, 2014

News Observer

Walker claims taxpayers could lose $25 million

But getting to that figure requires some creative math. The ad focuses on a $12.3 million federal grant awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, under Burke's leadership, to lure Illinois-based Abbott Laboratories to the Kenosha area.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Pleasant Prairie, WI, Jim Doyle

The Town Talk

Brown takes dig at Perry's Texas guard plan

California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."

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Related Topix: Prison, Texas Government, Texas, Jerry Brown, Rick Perry

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