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INSIDE WASHINGTON: No fallout for congressional health plan

 

EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at how Washington works behind the scenes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015

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Trade illustrates divide between Obama, Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama poured intense effort into lobbying fellow Democrats on trade. They repudiated him nearly unanimously.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015

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2 arrested after students shot near California university

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said Tuesday that two men were arrested in the shooting of two students near the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the same community where a stabbing and shooting rampage left six students dead a year ago.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

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Police recover gun from Zimmerman, 2 guns from other man

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police recovered a handgun from George Zimmerman and took two guns from a man accused of shooting at Zimmerman while both were driving, authorities said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

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Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling

 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling program has cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to begin drilling for oil and gas off Alaska's northwestern coast this summer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

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Iraq says IS demolishes ruins to cover up looting operations

BAGHDAD (AP) — The videos of Islamic State militants destroying ancient artifacts in Iraq's museums and blowing up 3,000-year-old temples are chilling enough, but one of Iraq's top antiquities officials is now saying the destruction is a cover for an even more sinister activity — the systematic looting of Iraq's cultural heritage.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

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Some states better than others in improving grad rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as America's high school graduation rate has reached historic highs, the gains aren't consistent.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

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Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans who don't affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call "nones" the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

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