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3 hrs ago | Central Ohio

War-years military suicide rate higher than believed

Rates of suicide in the military were slightly worse during the war years than what the Pentagon previously reported, according to new calculations released by Defense Department officials Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs, US National Guard

6 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland

Washington first state to lose waiver on No Child Left Behind

Washington state is losing its independence to decide the best way to spend about $40 million in federal dollars to improve how students perform in its public schools, education officials said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Washington Government, Standardized Testing, Education, US Governors

10 hrs ago | The News Tribune

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray's reaction to Washington's loss of No Child Left Behind waiver

"I'm deeply disappointed by the loss of this waiver and concerned about the impact it will have on students, teachers, and school districts across our state.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Education Etc.

15 hrs ago | Times Herald

Analysis: Nation's bridges desperately need repair

Vehicles drive on a ramp on to highway 1 & 9 just south of the Pulaski Skyway, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Newark, N.J. The northbound side of the Pulaski Skyway was closed and will remain closed for two years while $1 billion in repairs are done to the aging bridge.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

15 hrs ago | USA Today

Analysis: Nation's bridges desperately need repair

It happens nearly a quarter-billion times a day in the USA: A car, truck or other vehicle is driven across one of the nation's 63,000 structurally compromised bridges.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

15 hrs ago | WKYC-TV Cleveland

63,000 U.S. bridges desperately need repair

It happens nearly a quarter-billion times a day in the USA: A car, truck or other vehicle is driven across one of the nation's 63,000 structurally compromised bridges.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Wed Apr 23, 2014

National Journal

What Happens When Democrats Lose More Than 100 Years of Committee Experience?

If Senate Democrats retain the chamber in November, their work won't be over. They'll still have to manage the loss of more than 100 years of committee experience as several veterans retire from Democratic ranks.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Joe Biden, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Mary Landrieu, Jack Reed

The Spokesman-Review

New data released on health exchange enrollees - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. SEATTLE - About 164,000 Washington residents have signed up for private health insurance through the state's health care exchange, with the bulk of people enrolling in the final three months leading up to the March deadline, state officials announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Health Insurance, Health, US Governors

The Columbian

In Our View: Treaty Needs Our Attention

When 26 Congressional representatives from four states can reach bipartisan agreement on something, President Obama would be wise to take notice.

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Related Topix: Flood, Natural Disasters, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Doc Hastings, Peter DeFazio, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Hydroelectric Power, Opinion

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Halting the veteran suicide epidemic

An epidemic of veteran suicide in America cuts across generations of men and women who have served their country.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Electronic, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Opinion

Washington Post

President Obama visits town devastated by mudslide

President Obama traveled to the site of a devastating mudslide Tuesday, telling the community that America will be behind them for as long as it takes to recover.

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Related Topix: Mudflow, Natural Disasters, US Politics, John McCain, US News, Oso, WA, Darrington, WA, Maria Cantwell, US Senate, Democrat

SFGate

Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslide

Marine One helicopter, carrying President Barack Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso on Tuesda above the site of the deadly mudslide that struck the community in March.

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Related Topix: Mudflow, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Oso, WA, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Maria Cantwell, US Senate

Bloomberg

Warren Book Hits Republicans While Going Easy on Hillary Clinton

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren accuses former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson of lying to the American people and recounts Larry Summers urging her to be an insider in her new book, "A Fighting Chance."

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Wedding, Democrat, John Edwards

The News Tribune

Old oil tanker cars, old regulations, new danger

Freight trains have an excellent overall safety record, which is why we don't flee at the sight of them.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Dakota Government, North Dakota, Train Disaster

Mon Apr 21, 2014

ENR-Engineering News-Record

DOD: A New Budget Sequester Would Hike, Then Cut Construction

If a new round of mandatory budget cuts hits the Dept. of Defense in fiscal year 2016, military construction spending would rise from projected 2015 levels but then fall in 2017, the Pentagon has predicted.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Bellingham Herald

HIKING: Mountain lookout protected by new law

Legislation protecting the Green Mountain Lookout in Snohomish County was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Monday.

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Related Topix: Snohomish County, WA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Snoqualmie, WA, Rick Larsen, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene, US Senate

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Seattle Gay News

U.S. Senator Patty Murray discusses anti-bullying bill with UW students

Murray, working with Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin, introduced the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act on March 27. The bill would require all colleges and universities that receive federal funding in any form - in short, almost all institutions of higher education in the United States - to develop anti-bullying policies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, University of Washington, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Baldwin, US House of Representatives, University of Houston, Arizona State University

Seattle Times

Wellness visits to struggling parents face budget cuts

In October 2008, the Kent mother gave birth to a son by emergency C-section. The boy required heart surgery at age 6 months and today breathes with the aid of a machine.

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Related Topix: Kent, WA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Motherhood, Family, Kids, Healthcare Law, Law

Reason Foundation

Finding a Sustainable Highway Funding Source Part I

The U.S. highway trust fund is scheduled to "run dry" by August. Washington policymakers are doing their best to attract media attention in hopes that it will inspire Congress to find money from somewhere.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Tri-cityherald.com

Murray, Hastings call for action on Columbia River Treaty

U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Pasco, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, leads a Congressional field hearing about the Columbia River Treaty at Pasco City Hall in this Dec. 9 file photo.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Doc Hastings, Pasco, WA, Peter DeFazio, Democrat, US Senate

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