Minimum Wage At The Forefront, With Eye On Elections

Minimum Wage At The Forefront, With Eye On Elections

By Pamela M. Prah, Stateline.org WASHINGTON -- A wave of efforts to raise the minimum wage at the st ...

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Deal To Ease Ukraine Tension Threatened By New Violence

Deal To Ease Ukraine Tension Threatened By New Violence

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The fragile diplomatic accord to resolve ...

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Conservative Heavyweights Have Solar Industry In Their Sights

Conservative Heavyweights Have Solar Industry In Their Sights

By Evan Halper, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The political attack ad that ran recently in ...

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Photo Of The Day — April 19

Photo Of The Day — April 19

A  SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from launch Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape C ...

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Obama Administration Delays Decision On Keystone XL Pipeline

Obama Administration Delays Decision On Keystone XL Pipeline

By David Lauter and Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Obama administration ha ...

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Man, 27, Charged In Kansas City Area Highway Shootings

Man, 27, Charged In Kansas City Area Highway Shootings

By Christine Vendel, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, MO — A 27-year-old Kansas City area man has b ...

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MIT Cop Slain In Manhunt For Boston Marathon Bombers Is Memorialized

MIT Cop Slain In Manhunt For Boston Marathon Bombers Is Memorialized

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times In just a dozen seconds, two pressure-cooker bombs exploded at ...

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Wide Area Of Mexico Hit By Earthquake; Preliminary Magnitude Put At 7.2

Wide Area Of Mexico Hit By Earthquake; Preliminary Magnitude Put At 7.2

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake shook a wide area of Mexic ...

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Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Militants Hold Firm Despite Accord

Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Militants Hold Firm Despite Accord

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Pro-Russian rebels stubbornly refused to cede control of a string of towns ...

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Venezuela’s Troubled Times: Maduro’s First Year In Power

Venezuela’s Troubled Times: Maduro’s First Year In Power

By Jim Wyss, The Miami Herald BOGOTA, Colombia — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro often says he n ...

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South Korea Seeks Arrest Warrant For Ferry Captain

South Korea Seeks Arrest Warrant For Ferry Captain

By Dirk Godder, McClatchy Tribune News Service SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean state prosecutors a ...

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Health Care Enrollments Reach Eight Million, President Announces

Health Care Enrollments Reach Eight Million, President Announces

By Noam Levey and Chad Terhune, Tribune Washington Bureau  WASHINGTON — Driven by a last-minute floo ...

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Local Volunteers Provide Help Like No Other At The Mudslide

Local Volunteers Provide Help Like No Other At The Mudslide

By Nancy Bartley, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Just before dark on the drizzling day, the long line o ...

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Texas Judge Orders Hospital To Reinstate Two Abortion Doctors

Texas Judge Orders Hospital To Reinstate Two Abortion Doctors

By Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — A state judge Thursday ordered a Dallas ...

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Kansas City Remains On Edge Amid Spate Of Freeway Shootings

Kansas City Remains On Edge Amid Spate Of Freeway Shootings

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times KANSAS CITY, MO — Since the bullets began to fly on freeways h ...

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A Leap For Stem Cells

A Leap For Stem Cells

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—Scientists have replicated one of the most significant ...

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Texas Judge Orders Hospital To Reinstate Two Abortion Doctors

Texas Judge Orders Hospital To Reinstate Two Abortion Doctors

By Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman   AUSTIN, Texas — A state judge Thursday ordered a ...

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Death Toll In South Korean Ferry Accident Rises To 25

Death Toll In South Korean Ferry Accident Rises To 25

SEOUL, South Korea — Twenty-five people have been confirmed dead in the sinking of a South Korean fe ...

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Trade Pact Will Take Center Stage During Obama’s Trip To Asia

Trade Pact Will Take Center Stage During Obama’s Trip To Asia

By Lesley Clark and Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Washington Bureau   WASHINGTON — President Barack ...

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Photo Of The Day — April 18

Photo Of The Day — April 18

Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off Sou ...

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Obama Not Sure If Ukraine Deal Will Work

Obama Not Sure If Ukraine Deal Will Work

Washington (AFP) - U.S. President Barack Obama said a deal Thursday to de-escalate tensions in Ukrai ...

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Judge In 9/11 Case Confirms FBI Is Investigating Defense Lawyers

Judge In 9/11 Case Confirms FBI Is Investigating Defense Lawyers

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau FORT MEADE, Md. — The judge in the Sept. 11 conspir ...

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GOP Congressman Can’t Quite Explain The Problem With Raising Minimum Wage

GOP Congressman Can’t Quite Explain The Problem With Raising Minimum Wage

The GOP is having an increasingly difficult time explaining why its constituents don't deserve a rai ...

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ACLU Sues Over Delays For Immigrants Seeking U.S. Protection

ACLU Sues Over Delays For Immigrants Seeking U.S. Protection

By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times Thousands of immigrants seeking protection in the United States ...

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Teenager Linked To ‘Jihad Jane’ Gets Five Years In Prison

Teenager Linked To ‘Jihad Jane’ Gets Five Years In Prison

By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times A Maryland teenager who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Islamic ...

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Malaysia Airliner Search Points Up China’s Technology Gap

Malaysia Airliner Search Points Up China’s Technology Gap

By Julie Makinen and Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a ma ...

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Congratulations, Chelsea! A New Conspiracy Is Born

Congratulations, Chelsea! A New Conspiracy Is Born

With the happy news that Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky expect their first c ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Bill Of The Century: The Epic Battle For The Civil Rights Act’

Weekend Reader: ‘Bill Of The Century: The Epic Battle For The Civil Rights Act’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the ...

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Current Deportation Policy Is Impolitic And Inhumane

Current Deportation Policy Is Impolitic And Inhumane

Jessica Colotl is a gainfully employed college graduate, a fresh-faced young wom ...

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Poll Roundup: Pryor Hangs Tough

Poll Roundup: Pryor Hangs Tough

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will eme ...

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For Koch Brothers, All Politics Is Local

For Koch Brothers, All Politics Is Local

The Tennessee State Senate brokered a deal this week to move forward with a hotl ...

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A Birther No More? Trump Makes Maximum Donation To Ted Cruz’s PAC

A Birther No More? Trump Makes Maximum Donation To Ted Cruz’s PAC

Donald Trump may not be sure if Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is eligible to be presid ...

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Following McCaskill Playbook, Hagan Attacks GOP Frontrunner Tillis

Following McCaskill Playbook, Hagan Attacks GOP Frontrunner Tillis

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the 2014 midt ...

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LOL Of The Week: The GOP Is Closer To A ‘Death Spiral’ Than Obamacare Ever Was

LOL Of The Week: The GOP Is Closer To A ‘Death Spiral’ Than Obamacare Ever Was

While Republicans have been plotting about what to do with control of the U.S. S ...

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Twelve Killed, Four Missing In Everest Avalanche

Twelve Killed, Four Missing In Everest Avalanche

By Pratibha Tuladar, McClatchy Tribune News Service KATMANDU, Nepal — Authoritie ...

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This Week In Crazy: Meet The Hillary Shoe Truthers, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Meet The Hillary Shoe Truthers, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildes ...

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Last Remaining Populist House Republican Faces K Street’s Own Wolf Of Wall Street

Last Remaining Populist House Republican Faces K Street’s Own Wolf Of Wall Street

by Lee Fang, Republic Report Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican who represen ...

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Boats ‘N Hoes PAC Draws Criticism, Subsequently Disbands

Boats ‘N Hoes PAC Draws Criticism, Subsequently Disbands

In a bit of news that seems unlikely to help the GOP's latest efforts to attract ...

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WATCH: Edward Snowden Quizzes Vladimir Putin On Russian Surveillance

WATCH: Edward Snowden Quizzes Vladimir Putin On Russian Surveillance

In their highest-profile interaction to date, fugitive U.S. intelligence contrac ...

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Jeb Bush’s Optimism School

Jeb Bush’s Optimism School

NEW YORK -- The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential ele ...

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The Liberal Koch? Bloomberg Pledges $50 Million For Gun Reform

The Liberal Koch? Bloomberg Pledges $50 Million For Gun Reform

It's sometimes easy to forget that infamous conservatives like the Koch brothers ...

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5 Elections Obamacare May Help Democrats Win

5 Elections Obamacare May Help Democrats Win

Want to reduce the number of uninsured people in your state three times faster? ...

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Outraised By Grimes, McConnell Rethinks Money-As-Speech

Outraised By Grimes, McConnell Rethinks Money-As-Speech

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) has once again outraised ...

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From Manhattan To Washington, American Indians Get Snookered

From Manhattan To Washington, American Indians Get Snookered

Twenty-four dollars. That, supposedly, was the price Governor Peter Minuit paid ...

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How We Devalued The ‘R-Word’

How We Devalued The ‘R-Word’

At the risk of angering somebody like MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, I sometimes ...

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Today In GOP Outreach: Congressman Tells Black Voter Civil Rights Act May Be Unconstitutional

Today In GOP Outreach: Congressman Tells Black Voter Civil Rights Act May Be Unconstitutional

U.S. Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) became the latest Republican to spit on his ...

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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Makes It Illegal To Establish A Minimum Wage

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Makes It Illegal To Establish A Minimum Wage

In a move that fits seamlessly into the GOP's War on the War on Poverty, Oklahom ...

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WATCH: Landrieu Calls Obama ‘Simply Wrong’ In New Ad

WATCH: Landrieu Calls Obama ‘Simply Wrong’ In New Ad

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the natio ...

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First, Do No Harm — To Your Bank Account

First, Do No Harm — To Your Bank Account

After being sued by The Wall Street Journal, the government finally released its ...

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RNC Reaches Out To Women (Again)

RNC Reaches Out To Women (Again)

The Republican Party has a problem with women, and it knows it. President Obama ...

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TurboTax Maker Linked To ‘Grassroots’ Campaign Against Free, Simple Tax Filing

TurboTax Maker Linked To ‘Grassroots’ Campaign Against Free, Simple Tax Filing

by Liz Day, ProPublica. Over the last year, a rabbi, a state NAACP official, a s ...

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WATCH: Does John Boehner Have ‘Electile Dysfunction?’

WATCH: Does John Boehner Have ‘Electile Dysfunction?’

Does House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) suffer from "electile dysfunction?" That' ...

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…And This Is The Overkill News Network

…And This Is The Overkill News Network

Enough, already. Please, for the love of Cronkite: Give us a break from the miss ...

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Walmart On Welfare

Walmart On Welfare

Next time you drive past a Walmart, think about how much in taxes you pay to sub ...

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A Program Conservatives Should Love

A Program Conservatives Should Love

WASHINGTON -- We are at a point where we will soon have vicious ideological deba ...

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A Better Path To Prosperity

A Better Path To Prosperity

Washington politicos aren't quite right when they say that federal budget propos ...

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