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  • Republican NC Senate candidates meet in debate

    By GARY D. ROBERTSON - Associated Press

    The front runner in the race for North Carolina's Republican U.S. Senate nomination is trying to keep his message on his own record and working to defeat Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November, rather than attacking his leading GOP rivals. Published April 23, 2014

  • Republican activists push party on gay marriage

    By MICHELLE RINDELS - Associated Press

    As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues. Published April 23, 2014

  • Mo. House panel to consider impeaching governor

    By Associated Press

    A Republican-led Missouri House committee plans to hold a hearing on measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. Published April 23, 2014

  • California bill reignites affirmative action fight

    By JULIET WILLIAMS - Associated Press

    Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives. Published April 23, 2014

  • Kerry accuses Moscow of fomenting Ukraine unrest

    By Ashish Kumar Sen - The Washington Times

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Tuesday complained to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about an increase in Moscow-backed separatists' activities in Ukraine as that country's top state security official accused Russian military intelligence officers of fomenting the unrest. Published April 22, 2014

  • Simpsonville mayor accused of intimidating judge

    By Associated Press

    A grand jury has indicted the Simpsonville mayor after investigators said he threatened a municipal court judge. Published April 22, 2014

  • Bill making smugglers eligible for death passes

    By Associated Press

    The Arizona Legislature has approved a bill that could make human smugglers convicted of murder eligible for the death penalty, sending it to Gov. Jan Brewer for action. Published April 22, 2014

  • Court's affirmative action ruling: A step toward respecting states' rights

    By Jeffrey Scott Shapiro - The Washington Times

    With its ruling upholding the right of Michigan voters to ban racial preferences in state university admissions, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday took what legal scholars are saying one more step away from the concept of federal supremacy. Published April 22, 2014

  • Judge denies ex-Ohio lawmaker early prison release

    By Associated Press

    A judge has denied a former Ohio lawmaker's request for early release from prison, saying he agreed to serve three years. Published April 22, 2014

  • Navajo council rejects measure on term limits

    By Associated Press

    A measure to keep Navajo Nation lawmakers from serving more than 16 years in office and limit the tribal president to eight years has failed. Published April 22, 2014

  • Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

    By ED WHITE - Associated Press

    The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions comes as the University of Michigan has been taking steps to reach out to minorities and make them feel welcome on campus. Published April 22, 2014

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