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Chicago, New York, Hawaii on Obama library's short list

Chicago, New York and Honolulu have made the short list to host Barack Obama's future presidential library.

A look at voter photo ID requirements

n states have laws that require voters to show photo identification at the polls, though legal fights are pending over the issue in four states, according to the National Conference of State... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday — just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush's administration from taking military action against... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Photos: AmeriCorps members pledge to 'get things done for America'

On Friday, a new class of Utah AmeriCorps members pledged to “get things done for America” as part of a nationwide ceremony to mark AmeriCorps' 20th anniversary. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Border housing sore subject for Arizona town

Some people here call it Sesame Street. Others call it Legoland. They're referencing the boxy-shaped, brightly colored houses built by the government for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and agents... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Initiative that would split California into 6 states fails for 2016 ballot

A ballot initiative that would have asked voters to split California into six separate states failed to qualify for the ballot in 2016, the secretary of state's office reported Friday. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Lawyers for migrants? Administration says yes, no

Attorney General Eric Holder is arguing publicly in favor of legal representation for migrant children arriving unaccompanied at the border — even as his department takes the opposite... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Retail sales are up since last month

The U.S. Census Bureau released its estimates for last month’s food and retail sales today, and things are looking up. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Hillary Clinton among speakers at Angelou memorial

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among the expected speakers at a tribute to Maya Angelou, the author, poet and stage performer who died... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, ending a campaign he had pursued despite a stint in rehab and persistent calls for him... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Iraq premier says France to join airstrikes effort

France will join the U.S.-led airstrikes targeting extremists in Iraq as part of an expanding international effort to combat the Islamic State group, Iraq's new prime minister said after talks with... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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US, Turkey mull strategy against Islamic militants

The United States on Friday pressed Turkey to harden its borders against fighters and funding flowing to the Islamic State militant group, and sought clarity on how far Ankara is willing to go to... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Obama, Clinton to celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps

President Barack Obama is marking the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program on Friday by sharing the stage with former President Bill Clinton, the program's creator, at a White House ceremony with hundreds of... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Justice Dept. seeks new tool against data fraud

Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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These are America's 10 poorest congressmen

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Not all of Congress has a high net worth. In fact, there are plenty of politicians without much net worth at all. Here's a look at the poorest politicians in America right now. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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EU sanctions hit Russian oil companies, lawmakers

New European Union sanctions against Russia announced Friday toughen financial penalties on the country's banks, arms manufacturers and its biggest oil company, Rosneft, to punish Moscow for what... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Detainees in North Korea test US patience strategy

A U.S. citizen arrested in North Korea for allegedly tearing up his visa and seeking asylum will go before the North's Supreme Court this weekend in a trial almost certain to end quickly with a... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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9/11 commemoration begins with bell toll, moment of silence

With the toll of a bell and a solemn moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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11 jobs that need women ... and men

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Women and men are always entering the workforce. But some jobs are looking for more men than women, and more women than men. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Judge orders rejected State School Board candidates to be placed on ballot

U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups ordered that Pat Rusk and Breck England be placed on the ballot for the upcoming State School Board election. Waddoups previously ruled that Utah's process... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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US, Arab allies committed to fighting IS militants

Key Arab allies of the U.S. agreed Thursday to "do their share" to fight against the Islamic State group, promising to take action to stop the flow of fighters and funding to the militants and... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Washington Supreme Court holds state in contempt

The Washington Supreme Court is holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education, but it is holding off on punishments until after the 2015 legislative session,... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Russia, Poland in spat over gas supplies

A spat has broken out between Poland and Russia over what Warsaw claims is a sharp drop in natural gas supplies. The move comes amid concerns Moscow is ready to use its energy exports as a political weapon over the crisis in Ukraine. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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