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House GOP conservatives help propel budget bill

House GOP conservatives help propel budget bill

December 13th, 2013 9:42 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

After a sweeping vote by conservative Republicans controlling the House and President Barack Obama's Democratic allies, a bipartisan budget pact is in the hands of the Senate, where it will encounter stronger but probably futile resistance from Republican

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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

December 12th, 2013 6:59 pm by Associated Press

Here’s a look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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Federal data show health disparities among states

Federal data show health disparities among states

December 12th, 2013 3:18 pm by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

Residents in some parts of the U.S. are signing up for health care coverage at a significantly greater rate than others, and the discrepancy may trace back to the political leanings of their elected leaders.

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Legal weed sales will be spotty in Colorado

Legal weed sales will be spotty in Colorado

December 12th, 2013 3:14 pm by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

Legal marijuana sales in Colorado are set to start on Jan. 1, or so the law says. Knowing when the recreational pot shops will actually open, however, is anyone's guess.

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Area deputies hospitalized after bursting into burning home

Area deputies hospitalized after bursting into burning home

December 12th, 2013 3:11 pm by NET News Service

Both men were familiar with the home and believed three children could be inside, so they entered the burning house to search for them.

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Man pulls gun during child visitation

Man pulls gun during child visitation

December 12th, 2013 2:36 pm by Rain Smith

The suspect held a gun to his estranged wife's head and asked, "Are you ready to end this?" When she punched him in the stomach he conceded, "I guess you're not," then placed the pistol in his pocket.

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Calif. prostitutes may gain victim compensation

Calif. prostitutes may gain victim compensation

December 12th, 2013 10:19 am by DON THOMPSON, Associated Press

California officials are considering whether to change a decades-old anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they're raped or beaten.

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Fired US Sen. Alexander staffer expected in court

Fired US Sen. Alexander staffer expected in court

December 12th, 2013 8:30 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The fired chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was expected Thursday in federal court after his arrest on probable cause for possession and distribution of child pornography.

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House Republicans get behind budget agreement

House Republicans get behind budget agreement

December 12th, 2013 8:25 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

House Republicans are rallying behind a modest budget pact that promises to bring a temporary halt to budget brinkmanship and ease automatic cuts that would otherwise slam agencies for a second straight year.

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Pope Francis is Time’s Person of the Year

Pope Francis is Time’s Person of the Year

December 11th, 2013 6:53 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The magazine said the Catholic Church’s new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time. The pope beat out NSA leaker Edward Snowden for the distinction.

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