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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected the latest challenge to a Wisconsin law that restricts the power of public-sector unions. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled again ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too.But Michelle Obama won't join her husband when he heads ...more

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(Reuters) - A man arrested in a recent spate of shootings on highways and roads in and around Kansas City has been charged with 18 felony counts, including firing into a vehicle and striking an occupant, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — An agreement struck by the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for defusing the Ukrainian crisis, which has strained East-West ties to a degree unseen since the Cold War. The deal Thursday in Geneva came after th ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bill Clinton's advisers estimated in 1993 that they would need at least 8 moderate Republicans in the Senate and more than 15 moderate Republicans in the House to pass their ill-fated health care reform bill.Newly rel ...more

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas high school senior has started an online petition drive in hopes of encouraging school officials to rethink their decision to have first lady Michelle Obama speak at graduation next month in Topeka amid concerns that seatin ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.In a 3-0 decision, the appeals court said the emissions-related provisions of the Environmental P ...more

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department will on Friday extend the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, said sources familiar with the plans, likely postponing a final decision on the controversial project until after the Nove ...more

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.The statement from HHS spokeswoman Dori Salcido is in line with comments from Sebe ...more

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - A bomb went off in front of a mosque and killed 14 people in Homs, Syrian state television said on Friday, with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad looking close to wresting the symbolic central city back from rebels.