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  1. Capitol Police Investigate Leaks About Firearms in BathroomsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | News Max

    Capitol Police say they are investigating how CQ Roll Call learned about the recent faux pas by Capitol Hill security personnel who left firearms in congressional bathrooms. "Recent media reports regarding three cases of U.S. Capitol Police officers improperly handling their department-issued weapons in the Capitol Complex should not have been released to the public, as these are law enforcement-sensitive, internal personnel matters currently under investigation," Capitol Police spokeswoman Lt.

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  2. Updated Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, emails this monthRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Hillary Clinton is willing to testify once on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and about her email practices during her tenure as secretary of state, her attorney told lawmakers in a letter Monday. Lawyer David Kendall said the Democratic presidential candidate would appear for only one session the week of May 18 or later, not twice as requested by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the special panel investigating the September 2012 attacks that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, at the U.S. outpost in Libya.

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  3. Libertarian-Leaning Justin Amash: Vote For Rand PaulRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | News Max

    Rep. Justin Amash, a Michigan Republican with Libertarian views, announced his endorsement of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul for president Monday. According to a Washington Post report, Amash made his presidential pick at the Kent County Republican Party headquarters during a campaign stop with Paul.

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  4. U.S. Fed's Yellen says met firm at heart of leak probesRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Reuters

    U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met with a research firm that later published confidential information from the central bank, she said on Monday. Yellen met with Medley Global Advisors in June 2012, she said in a letter, months before the firm unveiled details of a September Fed meeting a day ahead of the publication of the central bank's own record of the discussions.

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  5. 2 gunmen killed after firing at Texas building with Muhammad cartoon exhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Jewish Journal

    A police officer prevents attendees from leaving the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest after shots were fired outside the venue in Garland, Texas May 3, 2015. Photo by Mike Stone/Reuters Two gunmen were shot dead by police after they fired toward a Texas building that was featuring an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad organized by an anti-Islamic organization.

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  6. Yellen confirms Justice Dept. investigation into Fed leakRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen confirmed Monday that the Department of Justice is involved in an investigation of a 2012 leak of confidential information from a monetary policy meeting. "As you are aware, the board's Inspector General and the Department of Justice are in the midst of an investigation into this matter," Yellen said in a letter addressed to House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and the chairman of the panel's subcommittee on oversight, Sean Duffy, R-Wis.

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  7. Bipartisan group of House members plot to strengthen NSA reformsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Congress has a little under a month to reauthorize expiring provisions of the Patriot Act-including Section 215, the provision that is being used to allow bulk collection of cell phone data. But conflicts both within and between the two chambers put that reauthorization into question.

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  8. Yellen says she met with analyst but meeting not linkedRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | SFGate

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday disclosed that she met with a financial analyst at the center of an investigation into a possible leak of confidential interest-rate information. But she says the meeting occurred several months before the private Fed discussions at issue took place, and dealt with general economic matters.

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  9. Gov. Pence signs bill loosening Indiana rules on wine salesRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    Indiana residents will have an easier time having wine shipped to their homes under a new law approved by Gov. Mike Pence. Current law requires a consumer to first visit a winery for a face-to-face transaction, which ensures that the buyer is at least 21 years old, before wine can be shipped to the consumer.

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  10. Niagara County HeadStart program to closeRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WIVB-TV Buffalo

    NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. - A pre-K program for low income families will be shut down in Niagara County leaving parents wondering what to do with their children. HeadStart did not get the federal grant it needed to keep running in the county this year.

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  11. Hillary Clinton Agrees to Testify Before Benghazi Panel in MayRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | WMAL-AM Washington

    Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi later this month, according to a letter from her attorney to the panel's chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina. Gowdy asked Clinton, the former Secretary of State and now presidential candidate, testify before the committee twice -- once on her private email server and once on the 2012 attacks in Benghazi that killed four Americans.

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  12. Baltimore needs a change of venueRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Washington Times

    On Sunday, the Democratic mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, talked about her city returning to "normal" because people were prancing around parts of Charm City as if Martha and the Vandellas had declared "summer's here and the time is right for dancin' in the street." She also announced that the emergency curfew would be lifted.

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  13. 2 deadly Utah County shootings by armed citizens sparks discussionRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | KSL-TV

    Two Utah County gun owners shot and killed unarmed people over the weekend - one during a carjacking and the other during a home break-in - sparking questions about residents using deadly force. There's no question in state Rep. Paul Ray's mind that both shootings were justified, and he suggested the man who shot the would-be car thief deserves an award.

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  14. McConnell holds out hope for improbable deal on Iran amendmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Politico

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defied expectations on Monday and refrained from shutting down debate on Iran legislation, as the Kentucky Republican searches for a deal to vote on further amendments even though Democrats say there is little chance of such an agreement. Senators in both parties had expected McConnell to move on Monday to wrap-up debate on the legislation, which would allow Congress to review and potentially reject any nuclear non-proliferation pact with Iran.

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  15. Gambling hearings bring expansion talks back into spotlightRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

    Two Chicago hearings – one was Monday and the other is planned for next week – are drawing on experts to mull proposals, a move that comes as attention to a possible Chicago casino appears to be heightened. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has advocated for a city casino for years.

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  16. Can the GOP Presidential Field Get Any More Antigay?Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Advocate

    Any hope for a moderate Republican presidential candidate appears to be fading, as two additional far-right hopefuls announced their bid for the White House in 2016 Monday. Carly Fiorina's and Ben Carson's entries mark the introduction of the only woman and only African-American currently in the GOP field, but the candidates thus far are impressively uniform when it comes to their views on LGBT equality : Namely, that we shouldn't have it.

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  17. Military rape cases underreported in Dayton, elsewhere, senator saysRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    A U.S. senator said the military is vastly underreporting cases of sexual assault in its ranks by failing to adequately report when members of the military are accused of sexual assault by civilians, including civilian spouses. In a review of 107 case files at the Defense Department's four largest bases - including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton - New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand found that nearly half of the accusers declined to move forward after filing a report.

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  18. New $5 bed tax to fund transportation will affect Georgia tourism, study showsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

    Georgia's tourism industry grew 6.7 percent last year reaching a record $57 billion impact, according to a report released Monday by the state just hours before Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law a new tax on it. The bill Deal signed adds a new tax of $5 per night for hotel and motel rooms with the money to go toward repairing roads and bridges.

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  19. Prosecutor in Garner case nears election to CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Politico

    A little more than a week after riots convulsed Baltimore in the aftermath of Freddie Gray's funeral, voters in a New York City House district are poised to send an elected official involved in the response to the killing of another unarmed black man to Congress. While there hasn't been any public polling, Daniel Donovan, the Republican district attorney on Staten Island, is heavily favored to defeat Democratic City Council member Vincent Gentile in a special election on Tuesday.

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  20. Pence signs bill tightening Indiana's state ethics lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Tribune

    Gov. Mike Pence has endorsed an overhaul of state ethics laws that requires greater financial disclosure by lawmakers and expressly prohibits elected officials from using state resources for political purposes. The bill's provisions include tightening the state's one-year "cooling off" period for state officials taking private-sector jobs that would deal with their former agencies.

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