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5 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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House Roll Call: House approves bipartisan Medicare doc bill

The 392-37 roll call Thursday by which the House approved a $214 billion bill permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were 180 Democrats and 212 Republicans. Voting no were 4 Democrats and 33 Republicans. X denotes those not voting. There are 2 vacancies in the 435-member House. ALABAMA Democrats ...

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23 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget

The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were no Democrats and ...

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MAR 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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States Face Uphill Battle Over Growing Militarization Of Police

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Police in Minneapolis-St. Paul trained military-grade launchers and used flash bang and tear gas grenades on protesters at the 2008 Republican National Convention. The Richland County, South Carolina, Sheriff’s ...

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MAR 24, 2015 - Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Ted Cruz enters presidential race; 3 killed in construction accident; Afghans protest woman's violent death: U.S. and World News Links

Also, Virginia fraternity feels vindicated following police investigation; counter-terrorism expert testifies at Boston Marathon bombing trial; Robert Durst denied bond in California murder case; remains of missing Alaska family may have been found; slow response to Ebola outbreak may have cost thousands of lives; and Benjamin Netanyahu apologizes for election comments.

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MAR 23, 2015 - Washington Times

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Alaska Senate panel advances bill regarding pot crimes

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A Senate committee advanced legislation Monday that would update state laws related to marijuana crimes. The Senate Finance Committee moved the bill after adopting a new version. SB 30, would update state crimes now that certain recreational use and possession of marijuana is legal for adults ...

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