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Florida Gov. Rick Scott decries what he views as the Obama administration's Mafia-like tactics to force him to expand Medicare without the funding. (Naples Daily News/Associated Press)

Obama orders Scott to expand Medicaid but without funds to do so

- The Washington Times

Florida lawmakers say they’re closer to averting a government shutdown this summer after the Obama administration moved to defuse a health-funding standoff with Republican Gov. Rick Scott that has featured a lawsuit, comparisons to a TV mob family and personal pleas to Congress.

Miss America Kira Kazantsev will appear in the National Memorial Day Parade in the nation's capital on Monday.

Step aside, Bernie Sanders has a big week

- The Washington Times

He is the busiest of all the presidential hopefuls this week. Sen. Bernard Sanders has the wall-to-wall schedule punctuated by the rallying cry, “A political revolution is coming.” So step aside, folks.

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New Kansas law on concealed guns concerns campuses

Associated Press

Faculty and students have expressed concern about the potential impact on the classroom of an upcoming law that will allow people to carry concealed guns inside buildings on Kansas college campuses.

FILE - In this March 20, 2015, file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at a news conference in Chicago. An already challenging legislative session has grown even trickier as Democrats and Republicans have begun targeting lawmakers with campaign-style mailers, TV ads and new multimillion-dollar political committees. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Campaign-style tactics fueling Illinois legislative gridlock

- Associated Press

An already challenging legislative session has grown even trickier as Democrats and Republicans have begun targeting lawmakers with campaign-style mailers, TV ads and new multimillion-dollar political committees.

In this Friday, May 22, 2015 photo provided by Reese Semanko, a woman identified as Chiara Rose has suspended herself in a climbing harness from the anchor chain of the Royal Dutch Shell support ship Arctic Challenger in the harbor at Bellingham, Wash. Rob Lewis, spokesman for protest organizers Rising Tide Bellingham, said Lewis said she is protesting Shell's plan for Arctic drilling. The Coast Guard says it has no plans to remove her but has impounded the activists' support vessels. The ship isn't scheduled to leave the port for several days.(Reese Semanko via AP)

2 people chained to Shell ship north of Seattle

Associated Press

Two people have chained themselves to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans and currently moored in Washington state.

FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md.   The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records this week after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

- Associated Press

The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.

New York lawmakers may aim for status quo in housing debates

- Associated Press

With Albany still reeling from corruption scandals and time running out on the legislative session, it's looking less likely state lawmakers will overhaul New York City's longstanding rent regulations or a tax break for real estate developers.