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  1. Missouri Lawmakers Can't Hold Dinner 'Hearings' at Fancy Country Clubs AnymoreRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | River Front Times

    There's a fresh controversy in the Missouri legislature, and this time, for a change, it doesn't involve the return of "legitimate rape." Instead, the ire is being directed at the four Republican members of the Missouri House Telecommunications Committee who last night grabbed dinner at the posh, jackets-only Jefferson City Country Club.


  2. How Obama's Tax Plan Will Redistribute Income from the Very Rich To The PoorRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | TaxVox

    President Obama's latest tax package, which he'll unveil in detail next week along with his new budget, would lower taxes for low-income households and significantly raise taxes for the highest income 1 percent-those making $663,000 or more, according to new Tax Policy Center estimates . Middle-income households would see relatively modest changes in their tax bills.


  3. Perry: Ongoing felony case won't delay 2016 preparationsRead the original story

    24 min ago | KRON 4

    A judge's refusal to quash felony abuse of power charges won't derail - or even delay - former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's preparations for a possible 2016 presidential run, the Republican said Wednesday. "We're moving right along as expected," Perry said, mentioning his visits to the early primary states of Iowa and South Carolina in the last week.


  4. USDA revises maple syrup grading with descriptive termsRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | KSNT-TV Topeka

    Grading standards for maple syrup have been revised to match international standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday, and now consumers can have a better understanding of what topping they're buying. The move comes in response to a 2010 petition from the International Maple Syrup Institute, which represents maple producers in the U.S. and Canada, saying the different grading systems in different states made it confusing to consumers.


  5. California legislator seeks to ban 'trespassing' by flying dronesRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | Business Journal

    California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson has introduced SB 142, which would prohibit the unauthorized use of unmanned aerial vehicles in airspace directly over private property. A California legislator wants to make it illegal for individuals to fly drones over private property without the owner's permission.


  6. Republican leaders see need to fix Kansas budget by mid-FebruaryRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | KSNT-TV Topeka

    Kansas needs to eliminate a projected $279 million shortfall in its current budget by mid-February in order to pay its bills on time, Gov. Sam Brownback's budget director and top Republican lawmakers said Wednesday. Budget Director Shawn Sullivan said that lawmakers should approve a budget-balancing plan by Feb. 13 to head off any potential delays, most importantly next month's $174 million worth of scheduled aid payments to schools.


  7. Immigration rights furthured by University organizationRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | Beacon

    Last fall the University's chapter of Students Working for Equal Rights, an organization that seeks to garner support for the rights of undocumented individuals, celebrated FIU becoming Florida's first public college to offer an out-of-state tuition waiver for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students. In spreading the word for the announcement last year, SWER held information sessions to inform students about the requirements for the program.


  8. Fed stays 'patient' on rates while noting improving economyRead the original story

    24 min ago | KAUZ

    Executions are again on hold in Oklahoma after the U.S. Supreme Court granted the state's request to postpone lethal injections while justices review a challenge over the use of a particular sedative. Executions are again on hold in Oklahoma after the U.S. Supreme Court granted the state's request to postpone lethal injections while justices review a challenge over the use of a particular sedative.


  9. Commercial Jet Converts AEI's 400th Freighter ConversionRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Market Wire

    Commercial Jet is proud to announce that it had the honor of modifying Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. 400th freighter conversion. The 11 pallet position B737-400SF was converted at Commercial Jet's Miami, Florida facility and delivered to TNT Airways S.A., in mid-December of 2014.


  10. Space Shuttle Challenger disaster Jan. 28, 1986: How a nation grieved and a president comfortedRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Alabama Live

    President Ronald Reagan was supposed to deliver the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 1986. Instead, he found himself addressing a nation shocked by the deadly Challenger disaster that claimed the lives of its seven crew members.


  11. Andrew Sullivan is Done With the DishesRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Anchoress

    Why? Two reasons. The first is one I hope anyone can understand: although it has been the most rewarding experience in my writing career, I've now been blogging daily for fifteen years straight .


  12. Air Force probing alleged 'treason' remark by generalRead the original story

    25 min ago | KRON 4

    The Air Force says it is investigating an allegation that a two-star general told lower-ranking officers that passing information to Congress about the capabilities of the A-10 attack aircraft is tantamount to treason. The alleged comment by Maj.


  13. Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tributeRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | KTVN Reno

    Niki Solomon, right, poses for a photo with Chicago Cub's super fan Ronnie "Woo Woo" Wickers in front of a statue of Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks that was placed in Daley Plaza, as baseball fans get their first chance to ... . CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO BANKS, NOT BACKS - The statue of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks was placed next to the Picasso statue in Daley Plaza, as baseball fans get their first chance to pay their respects, ... .


  14. Walker sees 'gaps' in 2016 fieldRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | CNN

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said on Wednesday he is contemplating a run for president because of "gaps" he sees in the 2016 presidential field. "I look at who might be able to step up and take on those challenges, and to me, I see a lot of good people out there, but I see gaps," he told conservative talk-radio host Charlie Sykes .


  15. Attorney General nominee defends Obamaa s immigration policiesRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | KSNT-TV Topeka

    Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally. But she said they have no right to citizenship under the law.


  16. New Bedford Harbor rides out the stormRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago |

    New Bedford Harbor shrugged off the Blizzard of 2015, mildly irritated but unscathed by the lashing wind and the snow driving horizontally. Ed Anthes-Washburn, the deputy port director, said he had been spending time on a plow clearing snow and ice off the city's piers on a round-the-clock basis.


  17. Keystone bill moves closer to Senate passageRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | CNN

    Prospects for a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline appeared to improve Wednesday after senators agreed to vote on a large batch of amendments to the controversial measure. The votes are designed to satisfy a group of nine Democratic supporters of the pipeline -- who are needed to give the bill the 60 votes required to clear the Senate -- after they were angered last week when Republicans, who control the chamber, abruptly tried to end debate on the bill.


  18. Texas inmate set to die Thursday for 1996 slayingRead the original story

    26 min ago | My Mother Lode

    Attorneys for a twice-convicted murderer are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his upcoming execution in Texas, saying he's mentally impaired. Robert Ladd is scheduled for execution Thursday.


  19. AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack biteRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | WQXI-AM Atlanta

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  20. Budget fine print: More fines for texting drivers, park feesRead the original story

    27 min ago | Washington Times

    Getting caught texting while driving could carry a steeper fine. Entrance fees at Minnesota state parks would rise slightly to pay for upkeep.