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  • End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

    By JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS - Associated Press

    Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats, but said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place. Published April 16, 2014

  • Branstad scandal ensnares key Iowa link to China

    By RYAN FOLEY - Associated Press

    Chinese Association of Iowa executive director Swallow Yan has helped connect Gov. Terry Branstad with Chinese presidents and residents, boosting relations between a farming state and a growing superpower with a huge demand for Iowa's agricultural exports. Published April 15, 2014

  • Middle class takes too hard of a hit on tax day, poll shows

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Nearly half of Americans, 49 percent, say middle-income people are forced to pay too much in taxes — a spike from 42 percent one year ago, and the highest proportion since Gallup asked the question in 1999. Published April 15, 2014

  • Obama calls for prayer on anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing

    By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

    President Obama marked the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing Tuesday by calling on Americans to pray for those still recovering from the attack. Published April 15, 2014

  • Override of local bans of guns in parks fails

    By Associated Press

    A bill seeking to do away with city and county governments' power to ban firearms in parks, playgrounds and ball fields has failed for the year. Published April 15, 2014

  • Obama commutes drug dealer's sentence because of clerical error

    By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

    President Obama commuted the sentence Tuesday of a convicted drug dealer whose prison term was longer than recommended due to a typographical error. Published April 15, 2014

  • Williamson mayor to step down April 30

    By Associated Press

    Williamson Mayor Darrin McCormick is stepping down at the end of the month. Published April 15, 2014

  • Conservatives mark Tax Day by ripping IRS, say reforms are needed

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Conservatives are using the tax filing deadline to take aim at Washington's policy and the IRS, which has been steeped in scandal for nearly a year because of allegations it targeted right-leaning groups seeking favorable tax status. Published April 15, 2014

  • No Jolly-Sink rematch in Florida this year: report

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Democrat Alex Sink of Florida has decided not to run for Congress this fall, meaning she will not attempt to avenge her special-election loss last month to Republican David Jolly, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Published April 15, 2014

  • Castle Rock council approves open carry election

    By Associated Press

    The Castle Rock Town Council has agreed to let voters decide whether or not to repeal the town's ban on openly carrying firearms in town-owned buildings and parks. Published April 15, 2014

  • Praeger, Kansas groups urge health compact veto

    By JOHN MILBURN - Associated Press

    Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and several health care organizations urged Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday to veto legislation that would allow Kansas to join a multistate health care compact. Published April 15, 2014

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    The Dallas Morning News. April 12, 2014. Published April 15, 2014

  • Diplomat appointed to head UK eavesdropping agency

    By Associated Press

    A diplomat who has advised the British government on counterterrorism has been appointed head of the electronic spy agency GCHQ. Published April 15, 2014

  • Mississippi editorial roundup

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: Published April 15, 2014

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