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NEWPORT R.I. (Reuters) - Obama, raising money for Democratic candidates as Republicans aim to take over the Senate in the fall, on Friday blamed some Republicans for a calculated effort to undermine faith in government by opposing policy compromises. ...more

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By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California dog owner whose four pit bulls mauled and killed a 63-year-old woman near her home last year was convicted of murder on Friday. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury fo ...more

Reuters News - 17 mins ago

(Reuters) - Authorities in Connecticut on Friday were investigating a possible threat against President Barack Obama, local media reported. The U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, issued a statement saying, "I ...more

AP News - 27 mins ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife has boiled down to this: Did they knowingly trade special favors for the $165,000 in loans and gifts they admit they took from a dietary supplements promoter?If ...more

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision ...more

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpeppe ...more

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GUATEMALA (AP) — Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group were forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences.Misael Santos of the Lev Tahor community says the Jewis ...more

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Border Patrol says an agent shot at someone near the Texas-Mexico border who later identified himself as a militia member.Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said that agents pursuing a group of immigrants east of B ...more

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's economy, once an emerging-market darling, fell into recession, according to government data released Friday, as millions of new middle class citizens tightened their belts and further dampened a credit-driven spending spr ...more

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BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have communicated with emergency crews.Teams with dogs helped locate the 20 mi ...more