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  1. US Department of Education ends contract with West Monroe agency and othersRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | KNOE-TV Monroe

    The US Department of Education has ended contract with several collection agencies that were providing wrong information to customers. One of those agencies is located in West Monroe.

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  2. Dem Questions Hillary's 2016 Chances: She'll 'Die by 1000 Cuts' on EmailsRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Mediaite.com

    The former head of the South Carolina Democratic state party is very audibly questioning Hillary Clinton 's 2016 chances amid the ongoing scandal over her personal email use. Dick Harpootlian told The Washington Post in an interview yesterday that with Hillary, "there's always another shoe to drop."

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  3. Billioinaire Ex-Football Team Owner Declares He'll Be Rubio's Sugar Daddy if He RunsRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Mediaite.com

    Sen. Marco Rubio hasn't even declared himself as a candidate for the 2016 presidential election, but that hasn't stopped Floridian billionaires from declaring that they'd pour money into his campaign super PACs, if such a thing were ever established, wink wink. Actually, it's not even in the "wink-wink" kind of territory anymore: Norman Braman , a longtime Rubio donor and former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, straight-up admitted that "if there is a super PAC that's founded, I will give substantially."

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  4. Pride, frustration in Selma 50 years after 'Bloody Sunday' marchRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Reuters

    Lynda Lowery still bears a scar above her right eye from the beating she took from a policeman's club 50 years ago on "Bloody Sunday," when roughly 600 peaceful civil rights activists were attacked crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Lowery, who was just 14 at the time, remains proud of her role in the March 7, 1965, incident that appalled the nation and became a catalyst for the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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  5. Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - March 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | JD Supra

    Media is abuzz with speculation on the potential impact of King v. Burwell - arguments begin tomorrow, March 4th, at 10 a.m. Many consider the case the greatest threat to the Affordable Care Act since SCOTUS upheld the individual mandate three years ago.

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  6. Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) to retireRead the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | The Washington Post

    Rep. Candice Miller will retire at the end of her current term, she announced Thursday, ending a congressional career spanning more than a decade. "This is a community that I love, that I call home.

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  7. Sen. Jeff Sessions: killing the GOP's future one immigration bill at a timeRead the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | Daily Kos

    Alabama's anti-immigration senator, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, doesn't want to discriminate in his disdain for immigrants-he uniformly wants to keep them out! It doesn't matter if they fall under President Obama's 2014 immigration actions or they might be eligible for an H-1B visa for highly skilled workers, Sessions opposes them. Fresh off his failed crusade to defund Obama's executive actions in the Homeland Security bill, he's mounting his next battle, reports Seung Min Kim : Using his new gavel on the Senate immigration panel, Sessions said he plans to hold oversight hearings on H-1B visas that benefit high-skilled immigrants - one of the tech industry's top priorities in Washington.

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  8. Can Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes?Read the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | CBS Atlanta

    FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2013 file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack o... Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial spent the first day of testimony listening to heartbreaking stories from victims and watching graphic videos of blown-off limbs, bloody sidewalks and chaos after the 2013... With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seated at the defense table no more than 15 feet away Thursday, the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing described the moment when he looked down at his son's pale,... Health officials say the suicide rate for girls and young women continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males.

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  9. Faced with Crisis, Brownback Reconsiders ObamacareRead the original story

    34 min ago | Drudge Retort

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback suggested Wednesday that he might consider proposals to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, provided the Legislature can identify a way to pay for it. "I've been pushing that anything we do on Medicaid expansion has to be 100-percent paid for," Brownback said during impromptu remarks to the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents, who met at the Statehouse on Wednesday.

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  10. What motivates healthcare reform opponents, and is there a vaccine for that?Read the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | Daily Kos

    While the Supreme Court weighs whether or not the Congress of the United States intentionally wrote the Affordable Care Act in such a way as to make it largely dysfunctional , can we all just take a moment to reflect on just how dreadfully important it is to some people that we as a nation not give people slightly better health insurance? I mean ye gods, people . Signs declaring the law a success were countered with accusations of gross, illegal manipulation.

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  11. Himes offers bill to improve safety at rail crossingsRead the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | Connecticut Post

    The recent Metro-North rail-crossing disaster at Valhalla, N.Y., has spurred a House bill that aims to help states and communities make such crossings safer. Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty from Connecticut's 5th District is the lead author of the bill, and fellow Connecticut Democrat Rep. Jim Himes of the 4th District is among four other co-authors.

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  12. Jeb Bush has Big Lead Over Marco Rubio in the Money ChaseRead the original story

    35 min ago | Sunshine State News

    Marco Rubio is starting to find out, with Jeb Bush in the picture, he'll need to take his fundraising to a far different level if he wants to make a viable White House bid. Rubio's presidential hopes got a badly needed lift on Thursday as Norman Brennan said he would spend up to $10 million to help get Rubio in the White House.

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  13. Wealthy fans could lift Marco Rubio in 2016 campaignRead the original story

    35 min ago | Memeorandum

    Release Detail - March 5, 2015 - Walker, Bush In Tight Race Among U.S. Republicans, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Clinton Sweeps Dem Field, With Biden In The Wings - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, with 18 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 16 percent

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    36 min ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    The investigation found the company is selling flooring made in China that may fail to meet health and safety standards. Katie O'Leary and her husband bought their home in January.

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  15. Democratic Floodgates Open for Maryland House SeatRead the original story w/Photo

    37 min ago | Roll Call

    Van Hollen represents Maryland's 8th District, a reliably Democratic district bordering Washington, D.C. With its affluent population and proximity to the Capitol, Democrats will have no shortage of candidates who could run. Van Hollen has held the seat since What's more, members of the State Senate, House of Delegates and Montgomery City Council have little to risk by running because they are not standing for re-election until 2018.

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  16. Sen. Barbara Mikulski's departure will make Rep. Marcy Kaptur longest serving woman in CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | Cleveland.com

    Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski has served in Congress longer than any other woman in history: 10 years in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as 30 years in the U.S. Senate. Her announced retirement has set off a scramble among Maryland politicians, with every House of Representatives member from the state except House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer expressing interest in seeking her job.

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  17. President Obama and Congress members including Brown, Portman and...Read the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | Cleveland.com

    Congresswoman Marcia Fudge will be among the many lawmakers visiting Alabama this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" and other violent affronts to civil rights. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Members of both parties of Congress this weekend will not only commemorate a watershed moment in civil rights history by traveling to Alabama.

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  18. Otter response to Andrus, Batt: 'They see INL as liability, while I see its possibilities'Read the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | The Spokesman-Review

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter today issued this statement in response to a federal lawsuit threat from former Govs. Phil Batt and Cecil Andrus over nuclear waste shipments: "The allegation that I am doing anything less than protecting Idaho under the terms of the 1995 Settlement Agreement is simply wrong. No governor has shipped more waste out of the state than me.

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  19. Tom Tancredo to AG Coffman: Sue the feds over immigrationRead the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | Denver Post

    Attorney general candidate Cynthia Coffman makes her pitch to delegates at the GOP state assembly in Boulder April 12. She was sworn in as AG in January. Former Congressman Tom Tancredo, known as an immigration firebrand, has urged Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman to join 26 states in suing the federal government over President Obama's "unconstitutional amnesty" program.

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  20. League Counters Another Mimosa Move for 10 GHz Wireless Broadband SharingRead the original story

    39 min ago | QST

    The ARRL has told several US House and Senate members that the 10 GHz band, where the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite services have allocations, is not a suitable choice to expand wireless broadband. Three Republican and three Democratic lawmakers wrote FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on March 2, asking the Commission to "explore potential sharing opportunities within the 10 GHz band" to alleviate "the well-documented spectrum crunch."

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