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Virginia to compensate victims of forced sterilizations

FOX News - 3 hours 33 min ago
Advocates for the surviving victims won a three-year fight Thursday when the Virginia General Assembly budgeted $400,000 to compensate them at the rate of $25,000 each.
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Los Angeles teachers, union leaders take to streets amid stalled talks

FOX News - 6 hours 32 min ago
Dressed in red and raising signs into the air, thousands of teachers filled a downtown Los Angeles park Thursday to demand higher wages and smaller class sizes amid stalled contract negotiations.
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Bush says Florida years show he's no moderate

POLITICO - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:49pm
He goes out of his way to address two issues he knows are big problems for the GOP base.
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Parents of slain journalist James Foley say government, press need to do more to help

FOX News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:40pm
The parents of the first American killed by Islamic State militants say the U.S. government failed them during their son's long capture.
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IRS watchdog probing 'potential criminal activity' in Lerner email mess

POLITICO - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:00pm
The investigation is very preliminary, the inspector general cautions.
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Rivals Christie and Walker Find Fortunes Reversed as CPAC Opens

The New York Times - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:49pm
On the first day of the conference, the contrasting standings of Scott Walker and Chris Christie in the early stages of the 2016 campaign reveal how quickly perceptions of the race can change.

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Move to Ban a Bullet Adds to Its Appeal

The New York Times - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:41pm
The Obama administration has proposed banning the manufacture and sale of a popular bullet used in AR-15 semiautomatic rifles, a move that has enraged gun rights advocates.

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U.S. Push for Abstinence in Africa Is Seen as Failure Against H.I.V.

The New York Times - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:38pm
The government’s $1.3 billion program to stop HIV infection in Africa is not cost effective, a new study by a Stanford student shows.
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Schock didn't report gifts, meals in London

POLITICO - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:24pm
The congressman also didn't appear to pay to put on a fancy fundraiser at a golf course.
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Grand jury: 4 of 5 kids killed by father in South Carolina were strangled; 1 was beaten

FOX News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:53pm
Grand jury indictments indicate that four of the five South Carolina children who allegedly died at the hands of their father were strangled and one was beaten.
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House and Senate Prepare Measures to Keep Homeland Security Funded

The New York Times - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:53pm
The House is likely to counter a Senate bill with one that would extend the standoff into the next month.

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The rise of 2016's newest buzzword

POLITICO - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:51pm
Everyone from Hillary to Rand is giddy about "innovation." But it wasn't always that way.
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Obama Promotes Benefits of Trade Deals to Workers and Smaller Businesses

The New York Times - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:47pm
Facing a battle to persuade Congress to grant him new authority, the president tried to ease concerns that such agreements would help corporations at the expense of others.
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Airline warns pilots after series of cockpit errors

CNN - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:36pm
United Airlines has issued a stern warning to its pilots after mistakes in the cockpit put passenger planes in potential danger.
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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Autopsy Contradicts Officials’ Account of Pasco Shooting

The New York Times - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:30pm
The autopsy of an unarmed Mexican man killed by the police showed he was shot up to seven times, including twice from behind, a lawyer for the man’s family said Thursday.

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The new GOP split on net neutrality

POLITICO - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:30pm
Some want to use every tactic to fight the FCC; others are seeking a bipartisan effort to weaken the rules.
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National Briefing | Rockies: Utah: Governor Spars Over Medicare Expansion

The New York Times - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:21pm
Gov. Gary Herbert criticized the Utah House on Thursday for deciding not to consider his plan for expanding Medicaid.

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Hoyer calls McCarthy a 'coward' in DHS spat

POLITICO - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:20pm
The verbal slip came when Hoyer and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy were debating the weekend schedule on the House floor.
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Amazon Hires Jay Carney, Former Obama Press Secretary

The New York Times - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:17pm
Amazon has hired Mr. Carney as senior vice president for global corporate affairs. The move is unusual, as Amazon is known for grooming employees from within.

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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Jury Selection Disrupted

The New York Times - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:17pm
Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, asked a judge Thursday to dismiss the indictment against him or suspend his trial, saying the jury pool was not diverse.

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