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54 min ago | SFGate

California appeals teacher tenure ruling

Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Jerry Brown, Los Angeles County, CA, Education Etc., Diamond Bar, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Officials: 2 dead in suicide attack in Afghanistan

Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than... Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, Bob McDonnell

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 News

The New Zealand Herald

US judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

A U.S. judge Friday threw out new abortion restrictions that would have effectively banned the procedure at most facilities in Texas, the latest battleground in the ongoing battle over the divisive issue.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Abortion, Rick Perry, Women's Health, Health

KTEN-TV Denison

Obama immigration delay a pre-election curveball

State corrections officials agreed Friday to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units used for other inmates, a... State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Southern Utah University, Bob McDonnell, US News

WMDT

Prosecutor: Ex-governor took bribes from CEO

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell took bribes and sold his office to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement for a businessman who showered him and his wife with more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, including designer dresses and a Rolex watch, prosecutors said Friday.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Wedding, Tobacco, Star Scientific

KTEN-TV Denison

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

The ex-wife of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl learning to use an Uzi said Friday that her family plans to write the child a letter to comfort her.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell

News Max

Pennsylvania Becomes 27th State to Expand Medicaid

A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Health Insurance, Tom Corbett, AARP

St. Augustine Record

US rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standards

The federal government on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in U.S. education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a rebuke that a union official said could lead to teacher layoffs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bobby Jindal, Mary Fallin

KAUZ

A look at US, European sanctions on Russia

Two high school buddies who loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends both converted to Islam in early adulthood and were somehow recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for... Two high school buddies who loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends converted to Islam in early adulthood and were ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Bobby Jindal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Lowell Sun

Suit claims police brutality at Ferguson protests

A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, St. Louis, MO, Riot, Jay Nixon

KCRA-TV Sacramento

'Yes means yes' consent bill passes Calif. legislature

State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

An Oklahoma death row inmate who died following a problematic execution succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Prison, Mary Fallin

CBS Atlanta

Bucks County Playhouse gives lyricists a boost

A firearms company affiliated with reality TV star Will Hayden is distancing itself from him after his arrest on rape charges.

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Related Topix: Bucks County, PA, Entertainment, Sons of Guns, Television, Bob McDonnell, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

WELI-AM Hamden

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, US News, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Chris Christie

NBC29

McDonnell Trial Day 24: Testimony Wrapping Up

The jury is set to hear from the final witness in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

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ABC News 4 Charleston

Perry says GOP Congress is key to solving problems

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is telling the South Carolina GOP that it's important for Republicans to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.

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Related Topix: US News, Rick Perry, Texas Government, Texas, South Carolina

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO

A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, Maggie Hassan, Tewksbury, MA

KTVN Reno

UK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection

The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape and stabbed numerous times have been recovered from a river in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, Jay Nixon, Ferguson, MO, Air Accidents

Brandon Sun

Missouri governor names new public safety director, nearly 3 weeks after police shooting

Missouri's governor on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, 9, Riot

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