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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is backing New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader.Reid issued his endorsement Friday morning, shortly after announcing he would be retiring next year instead of running ...more

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas inched closer Friday toward becoming the second state this year to adopt a law that critics say would sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians, with the state Senate approving a religious protection bill.< ...more

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By Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - Just as American writer Mark Twain described premature reports about his death as "greatly exaggerated", doom and gloom about U.S. women's tennis is way off the mark, according to WTA chairman and CEO Stacey ...more

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WESLACO, Texas (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border without addressing questions being raised about his stance on immigration.The likely Republican presidential contender remained invisible to reporters on Fri ...more

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead inside a backpack in an Ohio creek has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence.Twenty-five-year-old Dainesha (deh-NEESH'-uh) Stevens entered ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A room full of mannequins is the subject of a new museum exhibition in New York City.They're the creation of designer Ralph Pucci — who elevates these dummies to a sculptural art form.The Museum of Arts and Design says "Th ...more

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By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two former executives of a defunct Wall Street broker-dealer were sentenced to prison on Friday for participating in a scheme to pay $5 million in bribes to an official at a Venezuelan state economic devel ...more

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PARIS (AP) — France's highest administrative court is allowing journalists to access files regarding former President Nicolas Sarkozy's winning presidential campaign in 2007, which is suspected of having received illegal funding from Libyan leader Moam ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Friday it is forming an investigative panel to determine whether Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield violated congressional rules by allowing his wife to lobby staff members on issues related to her work.< ...more

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DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities on Friday were investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found in a septic tank near his home.Noah Thomas was last seen by his mother Sunday morning at the family's home in Dublin. Several ...more