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Rauner, Madigan play blame game as adjournment looms without budget deal

May 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rauner, Madigan play blame game as adjournment looms without budget deal May 30–The political finger-pointing over who’s to blame when lawmakers leave the Capitol for summer break without a budget deal ratcheted up Friday, as Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner argued there…

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Pentagon: More shipments of iffy anthrax sent to other states, Australia

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Pentagon: More shipments of iffy anthrax sent to other states, Australia The U.S. Army biodefense facility in Utah that mistakenly sent out potentially live batches of anthrax has sent similar shipments to dozens of private and military laboratories around the world…

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Latest on flooding: Obama signs Texas disaster declaration

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Latest on flooding: Obama signs Texas disaster declaration 11:30 p.m. (CDT) President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Texas after severe flooding this week. The White House said Obama declared that he ordered federal aid to…

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Kyodo Top12 News (13:30)

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Kyodo Top12 News (13:30) ———- Way of living, more eruptions among concerns for volcano evacuees FUKUOKA – A day after the eruption of a volcano on a small Japanese island, more than 100 evacuees…

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Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch

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Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch PHOENIX (AP) — About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam far apart from each other. The rally initially was…

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U.S. confirms China brings “weapons” to reclaimed island in Spratlys

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U.S. confirms China brings “weapons” to reclaimed island in Spratlys The U.S. Defense Department has confirmed that China brought “weapons” onto an artificial island in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, its spokesman said Friday. Col. Steven…

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Blame game, political jockeying as overtime looms for Rauner, Madigan

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Blame game, political jockeying as overtime looms for Rauner, Madigan May 30—SPRINGFIELD — The political finger-pointing over who’s to blame when lawmakers leave the Capitol for summer break without a budget deal ratcheted up Friday, as Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner…

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Texas poised to allow open carry of handguns

May 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Texas poised to allow open carry of handguns AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation’s second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who…

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U.S. media: Politician made payoffs to conceal sexual misconduct

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U.S. media: Politician made payoffs to conceal sexual misconduct Washington, May 29 (EFE).- Dennis Hastert, who served as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999-2007, paid out $1.7 million to conceal sexual misconduct dating from his time…

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This has been a month of extreme weather around the world

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This has been a month of extreme weather around the world WASHINGTON (AP) — Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange. Torrential downpours in Texas that have whiplashed the region from drought to flooding.…

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