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Former Politico journalist: 'Nerd Prom' has grown to reflect poorly on DC

A former Politico journalist is poking a hole in the bubble that surrounds one of Washington's biggest weekends.

After attack, Colorado lawmakers discuss fetal homicide bill

A woman accused of cutting into the belly of an expectant mother to claim the unborn child can't be charged under Colorado law with murder, but legislators in the state Senate will take up a bill Wednesday aimed at changing that. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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The death of Freddie Gray: What we know and don’t know

Civil rights leaders are promising demonstrations in Baltimore for the rest of the week to protest the death of Freddie Gray, whose spine was severed while in police custody. It is the latest case of an unarmed African-American to... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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House panel is told of slavery in Thai seafood industry

Modern-day slavery persists around the world, including the abuse of fishermen in the Thai seafood industry whose catch can end up in U.S. markets, a congressional panel was told Wednesday. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Gov. Gary Herbert resisting Utah GOP efforts for him to testify in SB54 lawsuit

Gov. Gary Herbert is fighting Utah Republican Party efforts to compel him to testify in a lawsuit challenging changes state lawmakers made to how political parties pick candidates. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Hello? 8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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SKorea, US agree to revised civil nuclear cooperation deal

South Korea said Wednesday it reached agreement with Washington on revisions to the 41-year-old treaty that governs the country's commercial nuclear activities. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Hong Kong faces resistance with Beijing-backed election plan

Hong Kong's government unveiled election reform proposals Wednesday, setting the stage for another round of confrontation with pro-democracy activists and lawmakers opposed to Beijing-mandated... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Drone found on roof of Japanese prime minister's office

Japanese authorities said they were investigating after a small drone laced with traces of radiation was found Wednesday on the roof of the prime minister's office, sparking concerns about drones... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Paris extremist's misfire thwarts imminent attack on church

An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of loaded guns was only prevented from opening fire on churchgoers because he accidentally shot himself in the leg, French officials said Wednesday. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Italy: UN presence in Niger, Sudan can help migrant crisis

Italy pressed the European Union on Wednesday to devise concrete, robust steps to stop the deadly tide of migrants on smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean, including considering military... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Campaign against Yemen rebels enters new phase, Saudi says

Saudi Arabia declared an end on Tuesday to its nearly monthlong "Decisive Storm" air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, and announced the start of a more limited military campaign aimed at... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; 1K protest

The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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AP source: DEA chief set to resign from agency soon

An Obama administration official says the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration is expected to resign soon. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Obama, lawmakers mingle to mark rare bipartisan breakthrough

House Speaker John Boehner pecked Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on the cheek. Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy conferred amiably with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Republicans and White House... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Obama again avoids calling 1915 Armenian killings 'genocide'

President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to fulfill a campaign... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust

Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey which seemed to equate Poland's and Hungary's roles in the Holocaust with that of Germany. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Little Rock approves anti-discrimination protections

Little Rock officials have voted to require companies contracting with the city to not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity, challenging a new Arkansas law criticized as... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Council approves move of Presley's planes from Graceland

Two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley, the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, will be moved from Graceland to a location down the street under a plan approved by the Memphis City Council Tuesday. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Obama attorney general nominee heads for vote after 5 months

President Barack Obama's long-stalled nominee for attorney general, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, is on her way to a confirmation vote after senators extricated themselves Tuesday from a... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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S.L. County approves $320,000 for upcoming community preservation vote

The Salt Lake County Council set aside roughly $320,000 on Tuesday to fund preparation and implementation of the Nov. 3 election that will determine the future of the county’s unincorporated... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Jeb Bush prepares to give traditional campaign a makeover

DES MOINES, Iowa — The traditional presidential campaign may be getting a dramatic makeover in Jeb Bush's bid for the White House as he prepares to turn some of a campaign's central functions over to a separate political... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Q&A: What is listeria? Bacteria found in Blue Bell ice cream

Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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