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Obama, Unions On Opposite Sides Of The (Fast) Track For Trade Deals

Labor groups, which have been allies of President Obama, are now stepping up their efforts to thwart White House plans for passing foreign trade deals on a "fast track" through Congress.
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Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

Some entrepreneurs are leaving the high-tech hot spots of San Francisco, New York and the Silicon Valley for greener pastures in a place that actually has greener pastures: Lincoln, Neb.
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A Craft Beer Tax Battle Is Brewing On Capitol Hill

Craft beer is a rapidly growing industry, and Washington lawmakers have noticed. Two proposed bills would lower the federal excise tax for small brewers.
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In Idaho School District, Preschool At Risk Without Federal Funds

Congress has not reauthorized special assistance for rural communities this year. But to pay for extra programs like preschool, Basin School District doesn't have many other options.
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Search Continues For Perpetrators In Ferguson Police Shootings

In Missouri, police are searching for whomever shot and wounded two officers outside the Ferguson Police Department Thursday.
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Justice Department Report Sparks Resignations Of Key Ferguson Officials

After a Justice Department report ridiculed the city's government, a number of key Ferguson, Mo., officials resigned, including the powerful city manager and the police chief.
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'Breaking Bad' Homeowner Tired Of Pizzas On The Roof

Walter White's house on Breaking Bad is a real home in Albuquerque, N.M. But it's having a problem that comes straight out of the television series — tourists have been throwing pizzas on the roof to replicate a popular scene in the show.
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Secret Service Scandals Continue After Agents Crash Car Into White House Barricade

Still recovering from a spate of scandals including a fence jumper who made it into the White House, the Secret Service now has a new issue to tackle. Two senior officers crashed a government car into a White House security barricade last week. They were allowed to go home, even though they had been drinking at a party that night.
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Hillary Clinton's Privacy Problem

"I've always believed in a zone of privacy," Clinton once said. Her use of a personal email account while secretary of state is just the latest example of trying to defend that zone.
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Iraqi Refugee Death Puts Spotlight On Crime-Ridden Dallas Neighborhood

The shooting death of an Iraqi refugee last week has focused international attention on one Dallas neighborhood. Ahmed Al-Jumaili was shot and killed while photographing the snow. Residents say the shooting happened in what is an increasingly crime-ridden area.

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