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Biden calls on governors to lead nation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the country's aging infrastructure....
07/11/2014 05:01:47pm
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Appeals court upholds EPA's mining restraints
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama administration's environmental protections designed to reduce water pollution from mountaintop-removal coal mining....
07/11/2014 04:54:06pm
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James' return to Cleveland could complicate GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Celebrations aside, LeBron James' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA could complicate the Republican Party's plan to nominate its presidential contender on Lake Erie's shores in 2016....
07/11/2014 03:30:43pm
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Commanders: Benghazi rescue hampered by info lack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two of the four U.S. deaths in Benghazi might have been prevented, military leaders say, if commanders had known more about the intensity of the sporadic gunfire directed at the CIA facility where Americans had taken refuge and had pressed to get a rescue team there faster....
07/11/2014 03:57:45pm
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House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans are demanding as their price for approving any money....
07/11/2014 08:03:16pm
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US given heads up about newspaper data destruction
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives containing leaked National Security Agency documents last year, newly declassified documents show....
07/11/2014 10:40:24am
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Udall: Problems with Gardner's birth control plan
DENVER (AP) -- Democratic Sen. Mark Udall expressed skepticism Friday about his challenger's proposal to allow birth control pills to be sold without a prescription, as contraception issues continued to dominate the competitive contest....
07/11/2014 07:11:44pm
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Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals....
07/11/2014 04:46:30pm
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Florida's political landscape upended with ruling
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's political landscape is being upended by a landmark legal ruling that one legal expert says could influence the way other states draw their congressional districts....
07/11/2014 05:17:03pm
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US struggles to resolve Afghan election crisis
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United States struggled Friday to find a path out of a presidential election crisis in Afghanistan that has jeopardized chances for a democratic transfer of power, a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy to leave behind a stable state after the withdrawal of most U.S. troops at year's end....
07/11/2014 04:08:42pm
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