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Congress is giving states the transportation blues

On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news.

A year later, 'Boston Strong' message still resonates across America

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It's been a year since the Boston Marathon bombings. But that hasn't stopped Americans from showing their support of Boston. Read more »

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A year after defeat of curbs on firearms, inaction and modest goals

Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year... Read more »

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Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the army said in a statement Wednesday, in an unusual move at a time of tensions between the... Read more »

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Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate... Read more »

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How much does President Obama donate to his local church?

The release of President Obama’s tax returns has generated plenty of discussion, but some of the most interesting tidbits come not from how much he got, but from how much he gave. Read more »

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Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes to re-establish control over... Read more »

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Official: Iran will not discuss missile program

Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country's defense minister said Wednesday. Read more »

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End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts... Read more »

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Supreme Court weighs ban on false statements about political candidates during campaigns

Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? Read more »

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Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and... Read more »

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Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power

President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences. Read more »

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NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday. Read more »

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Obamacare may not be as expensive as we thought

According to the CBO, the net cost of the Affordable Care Act is projected to be cost $5 billion less in 2014 than originally projected. Read more »

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Environmental law comes under fire after federal audit

A new report by the Government Accountability Office has the oil and gas industry as well as politicians such as Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah decrying the federal environmental review process. A... Read more »

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Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the... Read more »

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The dangers of financially illiterate politicians

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Just because people are voted or appointed into public positions that control budgets of millions of dollars doesn't mean they suddenly become financially savvy. Read more »

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Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker invites residents to schedule one-on-one meetings

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has invited residents to schedule one-on-one meetings to be held on Wednesday, April 23. One-on-one meetings with the mayor are a chance for residents to discuss... Read more »

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People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve — for now. Read more »

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Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to rebuild this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 11,000 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding... Read more »

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J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs

Johnson & Johnson says its first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, because of restrained costs and a big jump in prescription drug sales. The world's biggest maker of health care products easily... Read more »

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Insurgents dig in; Ukraine tanks seen in the east

Pro-Russian insurgents dug in Tuesday across eastern Ukraine, fortifying positions around seized buildings and erecting new barricades even as Ukrainian troops and tanks set up outside one eastern... Read more »

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Report projects health law's subsidies will cost $1 trillion over 10 years, instead of $1.2 trillion

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday. Read more »

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Mia Love fundraising tops 4th District candidates

Mia Love has a large money advantage over Republican and Democratic candidates in the race for Utah's 4th Congressional District seat. Read more »

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Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack on two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their... Read more »

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US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Vladimir... Read more »

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