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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is moving toward passage of an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs.The chamber reached agreement Wednesday that sets up a vote next week on s ...more

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DENVER (AP) — A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore's d ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — At 91, Bob Dole won't take no for an answer.The former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday renewed his plea for full ratification of a treaty promoting equal rights for disabled around t ...more

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JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock Air Force Base is on lockdown after reports of a suspicious individual.Officials say the base in Jacksonville was locked down at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, and emergency personnel are on the scene. Gates allowing ...more

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FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of a condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal.Joseph Rudolph Wood, 55, was scheduled to be put to death Wednesday morning at the state ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails" and urging Democrats to get over their complac ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, he and Democrat Michelle Nunn launched the real battle for Georgia's open Senate seat with attack ads in a matchup that could help settle control of the Senate.Democrats wasted ...more

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.But an Associated Press review ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity was sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization.William Rapfogel, who once headed the Metrop ...more

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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and other felonies after an alleged abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl from a gunshot wound.Marcas McGowan, 30, of Atch ...more