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  • Republican NC Senate candidates meet in debate

    By GARY D. ROBERTSON - Associated Press

    The front runner in the race for North Carolina's Republican U.S. Senate nomination is trying to keep his message on his own record and working to defeat Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November, rather than attacking his leading GOP rivals. Published April 23, 2014

  • Bhutanese immigrants form cricket team in Erie

    By JOHN DUDLEY - Associated Press

    The crack of a bat broke the silence one afternoon last week at Roman Blaszczyk Field, a softball diamond on Erie's east side. Published April 23, 2014

  • Republican activists push party on gay marriage

    By MICHELLE RINDELS - Associated Press

    As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues. Published April 23, 2014

  • Immigration lawyers sue for federal court access

    By Associated Press

    An association representing Colorado immigration attorneys is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over immigration court access problems at the federal building in Denver. Published April 23, 2014

  • Obama entourage in Japan samples $300-per-plate sushi from elite chef

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    President Obama, in Japan to reassure authorities that the U.S. has the country's back in its long-running Sea Island dispute with China, made a speedy beeline for a three-star restaurant for some fancy dining on estimated $300-a-plate sushi fare. Published April 23, 2014

  • Missouri House panel to mull impeaching governor

    By Associated Press

    A Republican-led Missouri House committee plans to hold a hearing on measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. Published April 23, 2014

  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    The Times Herald-Record of Middletown on increasing scrutiny of plans for transporting oil by rail and barge through New York. Published April 23, 2014

  • State senators to receive refresher on ethics

    By JUDY LIN - Associated Press

    State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year. Published April 23, 2014

  • Traveling! Obama moves his 'pivot' foot back to Asia amid China's rise

    By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

    With the crisis in Ukraine stealing some of his thunder, President Obama opened a four-country tour of the Pacific RimWednesday aimed at reassuring allies that he's still committed to his administration's "pivot" toward Asia to counter China's growing influence. Published April 23, 2014

  • House panel reviewing senior Indiana lawmaker

    By Associated Press

    The Indiana House Ethics Committee is set to review a senior lawmaker who worked in private to block legislation that would have cost his family's company millions of dollars in profits. Published April 23, 2014

  • County against any role on immigration enforcement

    By Associated Press

    The Dona Ana County Commission is on record as saying it doesn't want the southern New Mexico county or local authorities in the county enforcing federal immigration laws. Published April 23, 2014

  • Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights in Ga.

    By Associated Press

    Gov. Nathan Deal is set to sign legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia. Published April 23, 2014

  • California bill reignites affirmative action fight

    By JULIET WILLIAMS - Associated Press

    Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives. Published April 23, 2014

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