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Protesters of police killings to march on DC

Associated Press  |  12/13/14 10:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of protesters converged on the nation's capital Saturday to help bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and call for legislative action....

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Senate aims to vote Monday on $1.1 trillion spending bill

Reuters  |  12/13/14 9:50 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday struggled to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would avert a looming federal government shutdown, postponing a vote until Monday when procedural hurdles begin to evaporate.

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Karl Rove and Fox News’ worst nightmare: White males, the changing South and the truth about demographics and Democrats

Salon  |  12/13/14 9:30 AM

White males drove GOP's midterm wins. But dig deep into population changes and there's a very different story

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Congress fails to revise government records law

Associated Press  |  12/13/14 9:24 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Advocates for greater openness in government were frustrated after Congress failed to update the Freedom of Information Act despite bipartisan support in the House and Senate....

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UN still struggling to move aid into Syria

Fox News  |  12/13/14 9:13 AM

The U.N.'s decision in July to begin moving aid into war-torn Syria without the consent of President Bashar Assad was heralded as unprecedented. It was the first time that humanitarian need trumped a nation's sovereignty.

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Protesters of police killings to march on DC

Fox News  |  12/13/14 8:44 AM

Thousands of protesters are expected to participate in a national march in Washington on Saturday to help bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and call for legislative action.

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2016 contenders quiet on police shootings protests

Associated Press  |  12/13/14 8:33 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Since grand juries in Missouri and New York declined to indict white police officers in the deaths of two black men, protesters nationwide have demanded a reckoning and an acknowledgement that "black lives matter."...

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Drone downer: Will new FAA rules ground recreational fliers?

Reuters  |  12/13/14 8:27 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans shopping for toy remote-controlled airplanes or helicopters may find, sometime in the near future, that they come with unexpected accessories: A raft of new regulations.

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Senate likely to vote on spending bill Monday; holds rare Saturday session to take up Obama nominations

Fox News  |  12/13/14 8:16 AM

The Senate will convene in a rare Saturday session after making some progress toward passing a $1.1 trillion bill to fund the government Friday night. Despite the step forward, lawmakers failed to lock down a deal after two Republican senators demanded the bill be stripped of money that could be used to implement President Obama’s new immigration policy. 

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Bush’s willful ignorance: Why he wanted to know as little about torture as possible

Salon  |  12/13/14 8:15 AM

The debate over what Bush knew (and when he knew it) is important — but more for what it says about our own guilt

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