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Federal Judge Questions Abortion Restrictions

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge deciding a legal challenge of new Arizona restrictions on abortion drugs cast doubt Wednesday on the medical evidence cited by abortion opponents to establish the rules. Judge David C. Bury heard arguments in Tucson on a request by Planned...

Charlotte mayor resigns; accused of taking bribes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A city spokesman says Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has resigned effective immediately just hours after he was charged with federal public corruption and bribery. Keith Richardson says Cannon submitted his letter Wednesday to the city manager and...
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Washington mudslide brings tales of heroism, loss

Robin Youngblood, right, smiles after embracing Snohomish County helicopter crew chief Randy Fay, who helped rescue her from the scene of a deadly mudslide days earlier, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Arlington, Wash. Youngblood was home when the mudslide hit, moving her house a...
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Editorial: Va. Republicans need to end their excuses for not expanding medicaid

REPUBLICANS IN Virginia’s House of Delegates are running out of excuses to refuse a huge pot of federal money for expanding health-care coverage to poor people. The legislature this week convened a special session, the product of House Republicans’ baseless refusal to...
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Editorial: D.C. Council member Jim Graham flings dirt at his opponent, Brianne Nadeau

D.C. COUNCIL member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) was happy five years ago to help constituent Brianne K. Nadeau in her efforts to get a no-interest loan she had been promised under a city-backed program for first-time homebuyers. Now that Ms. Nadeau is seeking to oust him from office,...
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Editorial: West must prepare for a long struggle with Russia

WITH RUSSIAN troops still massed near Ukraine’s borders, some in Washington are debating whether the United States and NATO should rush weapons or even troops to bolster the fragile interim government in Kiev. It’s the wrong question. While U.S. and European leaders...

Charlotte mayor resigns; accused of taking bribes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A city spokesman says Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has resigned effective immediately just hours after he was charged with federal public corruption and bribery. Keith Richardson says Cannon submitted his letter Wednesday to the city manager and...
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Washington mudslide brings tales of heroism, loss

Robin Youngblood, right, smiles after embracing Snohomish County helicopter crew chief Randy Fay, who helped rescue her from the scene of a deadly mudslide days earlier, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Arlington, Wash. Youngblood was home when the mudslide hit, moving her house a...
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Editorial: Va. Republicans need to end their excuses for not expanding medicaid

REPUBLICANS IN Virginia’s House of Delegates are running out of excuses to refuse a huge pot of federal money for expanding health-care coverage to poor people. The legislature this week convened a special session, the product of House Republicans’ baseless refusal to...
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Editorial: D.C. Council member Jim Graham flings dirt at his opponent, Brianne Nadeau

D.C. COUNCIL member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) was happy five years ago to help constituent Brianne K. Nadeau in her efforts to get a no-interest loan she had been promised under a city-backed program for first-time homebuyers. Now that Ms. Nadeau is seeking to oust him from office,...