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Associated Press "This decision is a blow to the principles of fairness and competition that our innovation economy is built on ," said Sen. Maria Cantwell, Washington Democrat. "[T]his ruling puts the reins of power in the hands of telecom conglomerates, allowing them to create fast and slow lanes on a tiered Internet."

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"This decision is a blow to the principles of fairness and competition that our innovation economy is built on," said Sen. Maria Cantwell, Washington Democrat. "[T]his ruling puts the reins of power in the hands of telecom conglomerates, allowing them to create fast and slow lanes on a tiered Internet." (Associated Press)

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In the "Stronger than the Storm" campaign — administered by the state and funded by the federal government — winning bidder MWW listed jobs that appear on its federal pricing list. But it also listed other jobs in its proposal that don't appear on the company's General Services Administration price schedule. (Associated Press)

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Anti-government protesters occupy the street outside the Royal Thai Police headquarters as protesters and bystanders cheer on them from the Skywalk in the Pathumwan district, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Bangkok. Thailand’s political crisis appeared deadlocked as ever Tuesday as the country’s prime minister reiterated her refusal to resign as protesters trying to topple her administration barricaded key roads in the heart of Bangkok for a second day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Anti-government protestors chant outside the Royal Thai Police headquarters in the Pathumwan district, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Bangkok. Anti-government protesters who blocked off intersections across Thailand's capital began marching toward several government ministries Tuesday on the second day of a renewed push to derail elections next month and unseat the prime minister. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban gestures as he addresses supporters during a rally at Asoke intersection Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Anti-government protesters who blocked off intersections across Thailand's capital began marching toward several government ministries Tuesday on the second day of a renewed push to derail elections next month and unseat the prime minister. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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An anti-government protestor chants outside the Royal Thai Police headquarters in the Pathumwan district, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Bangkok. Thailand’s political crisis appeared deadlocked as ever Tuesday as the country’s prime minister reiterated her refusal to resign as protesters trying to topple her administration barricaded key roads in the heart of Bangkok for a second day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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A Thai anti-government protester is silhouetted on an umbrella during a rally at the Victory Monument Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's political crisis ground on Tuesday as the country's prime minister reiterated her refusal to quit as protesters trying to topple her administration blocked key roads in the heart of Bangkok for a second day. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

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In the "Stronger than the Storm" campaign — administered by the state and funded by the federal government — winning bidder MWW listed jobs that appear on its federal pricing list. But it also listed other jobs in its proposal that don't appear on the company's General Services Administration price schedule. (Associated Press)

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Call for help: Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh Mutlaq said "the U.S. did not act in a strong way" during and after 2010 parliamentary elections. (Associated Press)

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Iraqis examine the aftermath of a bombing in Baghdad. Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh Mutlaq accuses Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of fomenting sectarian violence to limit the electoral voices of Sunnis in upcoming elections and criticized the Obama administration for failing to do more for a country "destroyed" by the U.S. (Associated Press)

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Call for help: Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh Mutlaq said "the U.S. did not act in a strong way" during and after 2010 parliamentary elections. (Associated Press)