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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the en ...more

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will begin accepting applications on Feb. 18 for temporary legal status from children of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States with their parents, under a plan announced by President Barack Obama ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says President Barack Obama's budget will call for $1 billion in aid for Central America. He says that's three times what the U.S. typically gives the region.Biden writes in an op-ed in The New York Tim ...more

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SEATTLE (AP) — Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94.Rod Saylor says his father died of nat ...more

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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Thursday executed Robert Ladd, 57, who was convicted of bludgeoning and choking a woman to death in her home in 1996 and then setting her body on fire. Ladd was pronounced dead at the state's death chamber ...more

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DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Kristi Strack and Dan Lafferty struck up an unusual relationship behind prison walls a decade ago.She dreamed about the prisoner who murdered a family member and an infant in what he called the name of God in 1984. She wrote ...more

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.Robert Ladd, 57, received a lethal injection after the U ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Better messaging, not changes in policy, is the key to winning elections again, House Democrats said Thursday as they huddled in Philadelphia to talk strategy. And the message, they said, must focus relentlessly on middle class payc ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spi ...more

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SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole has reassigned an officer involved in the arrest last summer of a 69-year-old man who refused to drop a golf club he was carrying on a city sidewalk.Officer Cynthia Whitlatch ordered the man t ...more