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Administration to seek $1 billion for tribal schools
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says it will ask Congress for $1 billion next year to run schools for Native American children - including millions in new money to help fix crumbling buildings....
01/29/2015 05:20:27pm
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Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment....
01/29/2015 05:12:43pm
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As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush....
01/29/2015 04:48:45pm
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Attorney General nominee wins GOP endorsements
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job....
01/29/2015 04:29:25pm
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Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control....
01/29/2015 05:17:05pm
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Dems threaten to block action on Homeland-immigration bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats threatened Thursday to block action on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department until Republicans jettison House-passed provisions that reverse President Barack Obama's key immigration policies....
01/29/2015 04:15:45pm
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New chief of CIA Clandestine Service is spying veteran
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA officer credited with saving Hamid Karzai's life during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 has been named director of the National Clandestine Service, the agency's spying arm....
01/29/2015 04:31:36pm
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Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety....
01/29/2015 02:18:57pm
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New push on Capitol Hill for more oversight of US aid agency
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Key U.S. senators said they want more oversight of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the federal government's development finance agency that was the subject of an Associated Press investigation earlier this week into a failed $217 million energy project in western Africa marked by insider connections and questionable due diligence....
01/29/2015 05:03:21pm
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SC Sen. Lindsey Graham explores 2016 GOP presidential run
WASHINGTON (AP) -- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he has set up a committee to explore running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, portraying himself as a proven winner and a conservative willing to work with Democrats....
01/29/2015 02:20:22pm
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