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CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a Baltimore halfway house late Thursday, hours after leaving an Alabama federal prison where he was serving a sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money o ...more

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a show of solidarity, supporters crowded into a courtroom Thursday as a University of Virginia student made his first court appearance after a bloody arrest outside a bar that sparked a police investigation.The cas ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward late-night approval Thursday night, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to erase deficits through trilli ...more

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has blocked temporarily federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples.In a 24-page ruling filed Thursday in Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ...more

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BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government has unveiled an initiative called "Sky Net" to better coordinate its fight against suspected corrupt officials who have fled overseas, and to recover their dirty assets, the latest step in its fight against gr ...more

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Parents of 43 missing students marked the six-month anniversary of their disappearance with a march of a few thousand supporters Thursday, urging the country not to abandon them but drawing far smaller numbers than rallies last year. ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.Do the learning standards really mean the federal government is serving as a "national school board," as Sen. Marco Rubio says? That's hard to square with ...more

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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's largest newspaper and the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police have sent letters to Gov. Doug Ducey urging him to veto a bill requiring police to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months. ...more

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:1. TURMOIL IN YEMEN ESCALATESAs Saudi Arabia and its allies bomb Shiite rebels allied with Iran, Egyptian officials promise that a gro ...more

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By Megan Rowling SENDAI, Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When professional boxer and model Tomomi Takano heard that children in Japan's Fukushima prefecture were becoming unfit and overweight as the 2011 nuclear crisis there limited the ...more