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1 hr ago | The Town Talk

Distracted driving cases tough to build

West Deptford resident Esther Jackson cares for her son Carsten Jackson, 4, who was suffered a severe brain injury after being hit by a car 2 years ago.

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Related Topix: West Deptford, NJ, Deptford, NJ, Chris Christie, Westville, NJ, Gloucester County, NJ

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WHAS11

Christie: No plans to campaign in NY for Astorino

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't have plans to campaign for New York's Republican candidate for governor because he doesn't campaign for candidates he doesn't think can win.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, Greenwich, CT, Andrew Cuomo

WAND-TV Decatur

UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

A JetBlue pilot from Florida is among six people arrested by Boston police over the weekend in an investigation of drug dealing incidents near the Boston Common.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, Carmel, NY

The Modesto Bee

California reduces deportations for minor crimes

Federal law lets legal immigrants be deported if they are given a sentence of one year or more.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, Modesto, CA

WIS-TV Columbia

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Gay/Lesbian, Prison, Transgender, Rick Perry, US News

Christian Science Monitor

Gov. Rick Perry to send 1,000 National Guard troops to US-Mexico border

A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border.

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

Daily Mail

Armed robbers who fired stun gun at Ilford shop manager jailed for 94 years

The final indignity: Horror as bodies of MH17 crash victims are lined up on side of dirt track, tossed into dumpster trucks and carted off to morgue train after being left in 85F heat for three days Defiant Putin warns the West not to use MH17 tragedy for 'selfish political ends', as Ukraine accuses Russia of spiriting away shrapnel-hit bodies to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry

Bellingham Herald

Project at Ky. coal plant to trap carbon dioxide

They will be breaking ground Monday on the carbon capture pilot system at the E.W. Brown Generating Station in Harrodsburg.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, Steve Beshear

Northern Michigan News

Better weather to aid in Wash. wildfire fight

Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds of square miles of terrain.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather, Okanogan County, WA

The Tribune

Family spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies

Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Oregon Government, John Kitzhaber

Sun Jul 20, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Senate race zeroes in on metro Atlanta, north Ga.

Neither Republican running in Georgia's closely watched Senate race has a natural advantage in metro Atlanta, where the state's most populous area and a ring of northern exurbs are serving as the key battleground ahead of Tuesday's runoff.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, Georgia Government, Dollar General, Retail, Sonny Perdue

Sunherald.com

Wampanoag chief has mixed feelings on casino bid

The tribe's chief, 92-year-old Vernon "Silent Drum" Lopez, said he is awed by how far the tribe has come since the days of his youth when tribal members lived off the land, but he has mixed feelings about a potential next step: a $500 million casino resort that the tribe is proposing to build in Taunton.

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Related Topix: Mashpee, MA, Deval Patrick, Popponesset, MA

Daily Chronicle

Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill.

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Related Topix: Springfield, IL, Champaign, IL, Pat Quinn

The Bennington Banner

5 things Atlantic City is doing to reverse slide

Even before a slew of casino closings hit Atlantic City, gambling operators, government officials and regulators had been working to improve the resort's prospects.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, Marketing

KFVS12

Quinn to OK cannabis use for kids with epilepsy

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to sign legislation in Chicago Sunday that would let minors with epilepsy use medical marijuana.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Pat Quinn, Family, Kids, Drugs

Sunherald.com

Corbett seeks to change view of education record

And there's evidence voters are listening: A recent independent voter poll found that the single biggest factor behind voter disapproval of Corbett's job performance is his record on education.

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Related Topix: US News, Tom Corbett, Pension, Personal Finance, Franklin & Marshall College, Ed Rendell

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Olympian

Wildfires bring destruction to central Washington

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, center, and Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste, right, are seen through the windows of a burned out car as they visit the site of a home that was destroyed by wildfires near the Alta Lake Golf Course in Pateros, Wash., Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Pateros, WA, Olympia, WA

KHOU-TV Houston

Perry tells Hispanic group to 'secure' border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry took his border security criticisms to an audience of Hispanic ministers in San Antonio, telling them the federal government should put more Border Patrol troops on the ground and drones in the air to secure the Texas-Mexico border.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

NorthJersey.com

US communities diverge on child migrant response

As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border.

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Related Topix: Texas, US Military, US Army, Camp Edwards, US News, Deval Patrick

The Modesto Bee

Maine's nursing home funding challenges to remain

Officials hope the one-time money will stem the tide and prevent the closure of more nursing homes for now but emphasize that uncertainty remains as the state attempts to undo years of underfunding and grapples with a rapidly graying population.

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Related Topix: US News, Paul LePage, Healthcare Law, Law, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Business News

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