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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.By hosting the nation's first presidential primaries and caucuses, the states have heaped political and financial rewards for decades on ...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

Reuters News - 11 mins ago

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Forces loyal to a rival Libyan government controlling the capital Tripoli have withdrawn from frontline bases near the country's biggest oil ports, a spokesman for an opposing force said on Friday, raising hopes the ports mi ...more

AP News - 14 mins ago

MOSCOW (AP) — The speaker of Chechnya's regional legislature has called for encouraging separatism in U.S. states near the border with Mexico if Washington provides Ukraine with lethal arms, a statement quickly disavowed by the Kremlin.Dukuvakha ...more

AP News - 17 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a surprise caller waiting to talk on live radio to Harry Reid, shortly after the Senate minority leader announced he would not run for re-election next year.The voice said, "This is Barack." And Reid, the Nevada Democ ...more

AP News - 20 mins ago

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

Reuters News - 20 mins ago

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

Reuters News - 26 mins ago

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

AP News - 28 mins ago

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