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  1. Cantwell hails tough rules for Internet providersRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

    Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell says tough new rules to ban Internet providers from blocking or slowing web traffic are a victory for consumers. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to prevent companies from creating paid fast lanes or blocking traffic.

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  2. Congress can help ease Puerto Rico's debt crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    THE BIG story in the Caribbean these days is Cuba, where the Obama administration's easing of U.S. economic sanctions has investors buzzing about the prospects for making money, someday, in a possible revival of that economic basket case. How ironic that far less attention is being lavished on a neighboring island that also is in deep financial distress and needs U.S. help, yet, unlike Cuba, is a long-standing friend of the United States - indeed, an integral part of it.

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  3. FHA Premium Cut Keeping Private Sector Out of the Market, Industry ClaimsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | National Mortgage News

    The Federal Housing Administration's recent premium reduction is undercutting the private sector and expanding the government's role in the housing market, housing finance industry representatives told a House subcommittee on Thursday. House Republicans have argued that the FHA was wrong to make a cut to its annual mortgage insurance premium before its reserve fund reached a statutory minimum - and witnesses agreed, but said the impact went beyond that.

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  4. Boulder County commissioners adopt flood recovery master plans for rivers, creeksRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | LongmontFYI

    Boulder County commissioners on Thursday adopted watershed master plans for continued efforts to recover from damages of the September 2013 floods and to try to prevent or at least reduce the impacts of any future floods.

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  5. Child abuse deaths are a public health issue, says federal commission meeting in PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    ... commission, said it also chose to meet in Oregon because of its ties to U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon , the lead Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, which shares oversight of the commission. In a commentary published Thursday on GoLocalPDX, ...

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  6. ALA applauds FCC vote to protect open InternetRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    The Federal Communications Commission voted today to assert the strongest possible open Internet protections-banning paid prioritization and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services. The American Library Association , a longtime network neutrality advocate , applauds this bold step forward in ensuring a fair and open Internet.

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  7. ICYMI: Sierra Club & Partners in POLITICO Ads: Enforce The Lacey ActRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    The Sierra Club and several partner groups are advocating for enforcement of the Lacey Act, a historic conservation law that prohibits the trade of illegally handled plants and wildlife, in advertisements in POLITICO's print and online publications this week. These ads come the same week that Lumber Liquidators, the nation's top hardwood flooring retailer, revealed the company could face federal charges for importing illegally sourced products.

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  8. Chicago's Rahm-Chuy showRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    ... the most complicated, and thus most interesting, characters in American politics. An unapologetically pro-business Democrat, his legendary feuds with liberals, often carried out at high decibel levels, created a legion of enemies who cheered his ...

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  9. VA: Spokane ER won't return to 24/7 operations in AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

    The doctor shortage at Spokane's VA Medical Center took center stage at a hearing in Washington, DC Thursday, where VA officials confirmed the emergency room will not be resuming 24/7 operations in April. During the hearing, Senator Patty Murray, a senior member of the Senate Veteran Affairs Committee, pressed VA Secretary Robert McDonald and Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, the Interim Under Secretary for Health, on when the Spokane VA would reopen its emergency room to 24 hour operations.

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  10. U.S. touts rise in exports amid push for trade dealsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

    Amid a push for broad new trade agreements in Europe and Asia, the White House on Thursday reported that merchandise exports from Connecticut reached $15.9 billion in 2014, helping the U.S. achieve a record high for goods and services exports. Exports from Connecticut supported an estimated 76,000 U.S. jobs in 2013, contributing to the 11.3 million jobs nationwide that were supported by both goods and services exports that year, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce 's International Trade Administration .

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  11. Puerto Rico seeks protection of federal bankruptcy codeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Puerto Rican officials sought Thursday to convince U.S. legislators that the island's financially struggling public corporations should be allowed to restructure their debt under the federal bankruptcy code. The push comes after a federal judge ruled that a local debt-restructuring law pushed through last year by Puerto Rico's governor was unconstitutional.

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  12. Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports, targets DemocratsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    In this Feb. 20, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Washington. Relying on Republicans and going against the grain of his own party for his legislative successes has not been much of a go-to play in Obama's game plan.

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  13. Overnight Energy: What does a snowball and terrorism have in common?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Hill

    "Do you know what this is? It's a snowball. And it's just from outside here. So it's very, very cold out.

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  14. 2/26/2015Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | Digby

    On Tuesday, Chicagoans voted themselves a reprieve. With 45.4 percent of the vote, Mayor Rahm Emanuel ended the first round of his first reelection bid almost five points below what he needed to avoid a runoff election in April-and three points below his performance in the last major pre-election poll.

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  15. 5This is the longest period without a U.S. military combat-zone death since 9/11Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Army Pfc. Jose Vazquez places an American flag in front of a gravestone at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day weekend in 2012.

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  16. Thomson funding on track, BOP chief saysRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

    As promised, the Bureau of Prisons will provide $58.7 million to activate Thomson prison this fiscal year, which will help keep the federal lockup's opening on track, a BOP official told member of Illinois' federal delegation Thursday. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, both Democrats, met with BOP Director Charles Samuels and sent out a news release confirming the funding, which was approved by Congress in December as part of the fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill.

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  17. Lawmakers renew push for measures to stop invasive carpRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    ... in the most cost-effective way that will do the most to help the situation," said Sen. Debbie Stabenow , a Michigan Democrat and another sponsor. The Army Corps last year released eight options for halting the Asian carp's advance through a ...

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  18. Obama pushes Trans-Pacific Partnership in flurry of local callsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Washington Post

    President Obama promoted his trade agenda in a series of local television interviews Thursday as his administration announced a series of small-scale initiatives aimed at boosting exports in rural communities. The coordinated push comes as the White House is ramping up efforts to win support in Congress for expanded powers to finalize a major free trade deal in the Asia-Pacific region, which the president has called a key priority for his final two years in office.

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  19. Milbank: The Homeland Security fiascoRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Denver Post

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada tells reporters he wants Republicans to support a "clean bill" to fund the Homeland Security Department as that agency's budget expires later this week. The DHS budget is at a standstill over provisions attached to a Homeland Security spending bill aimed at blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.

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  20. Vote on teacher layoff and licensing bill delayedRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | TwinCities

    Disagreement over the cost of a bill to overhaul how Minnesota licenses teachers and how school leaders cut staff kept the legislation from debate on the House floor Thursday. Instead, the Ways and Means Committee is expected Monday to take a closer look at a fiscal report for the legislation sponsored by Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie.

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