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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate control could lie in the hands of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors — like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg — who send them cash.So far this election cycle, donors have handed over $46 million to a co ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story.As he increasingly pushes his Justice Department to protect voting rights and end un ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no mea ...more

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican appeared to be coming up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan took a primary lead in the fight to be the GOP candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark B ...more

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A forensic accountant hired as a defense witness will be back on the stand when the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond.The accountant testified ...more

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HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — Negotiators have worked late into the night trying to persuade two men barricaded in a home in a Chicago suburb to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage.Harvey po ...more

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Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Alaska and Wyoming.___ALASKA SENATEThree Republican challengers have waged contentious campaigns in Alaska to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.The race is important to ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.<p ...more

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Two Belgian nuclear reactors owned by GDF-Suez unit Electrabel may remain offline until spring and may need to be halted permanently, Belgian state broadcaster VRT reported on Tuesday. The Belgian nuclear regulator ordere ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said.Video footage from the national broadcaster NHK s ...more