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Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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5 things to know about tax filing and Obama's health law

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is cutting taxpayer services just as President Barack Obama's health law is making filing a tax return more complicated.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Experts: If Holmes found insane, he's unlikely to be freed

DENVER (AP) — If James Holmes is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the Colorado theater massacre, he would be committed indefinitely to the state mental hospital and could — in theory, at least — be released someday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Probe finds NYC jail guards hired despite arrests, gang ties

NEW YORK (AP) — One applicant to be a New York City correction officer had been fired from his last job as a security guard for stealing. Another admitted he had regularly socialized with gang members. Another had debts of more than $400,000.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Houses passes bill easing rules regulating Wall Street

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Wednesday to ease the landmark law reining in banks and Wall Street, advancing a key Republican priority more than six years after a financial crisis brought on the Great Recession.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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House votes to overturn protections for young immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican U.S. House voted Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies, approving legislation that would eliminate new deportation protections for millions and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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New Charlie Hebdo reaches global audience, dismays Muslims

LONDON (AP) — A week ago, Charlie Hebdo was a niche publication little known outside France, with a circulation of 60,000. On Wednesday the satirical newspaper's first issue since last week's deadly attack on its staff went on sale with a print run of 3 million copies and front-page coverage around the world.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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NASA evacuates its side of space station, but finds no leak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. NASA later said a computer problem likely set off the alarm, rather than escaping ammonia coolant.

"No signs of a leak," NASA reported via Twitter.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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