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Hogan's Cuts To Tolls Favor Some Voters Over Others, State Senator Says

Bay Bridge users, for example, will benefit more than Intercounty Connector users. Sen. Richard Madaleno says the governor is rewarding toll payers "by where they live and where they vote."

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4 Questions For Republicans On Foreign Policy

Republicans are critical of President Obama's foreign policy with the rise of the Islamic State militant group and the Iran negotiations. But the GOP faces its own challenges related to world affairs.
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A Trade Deal Read In Secret By Only A Few (Or Maybe None)

To study the draft Trans-Pacific Partnership text, senators have to go to the basement of the Capitol and enter a secured, sound-proof room and surrender their cellphones.
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Feds Probe Failure To Collect Mine Safety Penalties After NPR Report

The Labor Department's investigation follows an NPR/Mine Safety and Health News series about the failure of federal regulators to collect millions in safety penalties at the nation's mines.
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GOP Presidential Hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio Releases Foreign Policy Plan

Foreign policy has become a big issue in the 2016 presidential race. On Wednesday, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio laid out his vision. Critics say Rubio's plan isn't very detailed.
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Police Rethink Tactics Amid New Technologies And Social Pressure

One officer says relations with the public are "about as bad as I've seen," as a take-charge method of policing collides with a more skeptical citizenry that can record and disseminate video anywhere.
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How Do You Say 'Snafu' In Japanese?

White House press secretary Josh Earnest has called a delay in passing trade legislation a "snafu." But he said he didn't know how to translate the word for countries impacted by the deal. We do.
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House Considers Bill To Stop NSA Bulk Collection Program

Republicans and Democrats are expected to come together in the House Wednesday to pass legislation prohibiting the National Security Agency from its ongoing massive collection of phone records.
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House Approves USA Freedom Act, Extending And Revising The Patriot Act

The USA Freedom Act would extend many parts of the surveillance legislation while also barring the NSA's massive collection of Americans' phone data. The measure's fate in the Senate is uncertain.
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Train Derailment Highlights Amtrak's Infrastructure Needs

Amtrak was created in the 1970s to allow several private railroads to get out of the passenger business. Experts say that while its safety record is generally good, it needs upgrading.

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