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Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

March 5th, 2015 2:18 pm by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

"There's been somewhat of a mood shift among our consumers," said Alana Feld, the company's executive vice president. "A lot of people aren't comfortable with us touring with our elephants."

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Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

March 5th, 2015 7:50 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The dispute focuses on four words in the massive health law, "established by the state," which the challengers say is clear evidence that Congress intended subsidies to go only to people in states that created their own health insurance marketplaces.

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Tenn. conservatives launch group opposing death penalty

Tenn. conservatives launch group opposing death penalty

March 5th, 2015 7:28 am by Associated Press

Organizers say the main focus of Tennessee Conservatives Concerned will be to re-evaluate the current capital punishment system, which they say is marked by inefficiency, inequity and inaccuracy.

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Storm could be winter's last big one, but some want more

Storm could be winter's last big one, but some want more

March 4th, 2015 10:48 pm by Associated Press

Governors in Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia and New Jersey declared states of emergency in advance of the storm, and Congress hurried to finish business amid a snow emergency declaration in Washington.

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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

March 4th, 2015 8:00 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.

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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

March 4th, 2015 1:01 pm by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.

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Haslam: Ways to discuss race other than Facebook

Haslam: Ways to discuss race other than Facebook

March 4th, 2015 9:19 am by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam says there should be more open conversations about race and that there are means of discussion other than Facebook. The Republican governor was referencing a Facebook post by Republican Rep. Sheila Butt of Columbia.

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High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

March 4th, 2015 9:17 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

A ruling that limits where subsidies are available would have dramatic consequences because roughly three dozen states opted against their own marketplace, or exchange, and instead rely on the U.S. Health and Human Services Department's healthcare.gov.

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Officials: Federal report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

Officials: Federal report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

March 4th, 2015 12:22 am by Associated Press

The report marks the culmination of an investigation into a police department that federal officials have described as troubled and that commanded national attention after one of its officers shot and killed an unarmed black man last summer.

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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

March 3rd, 2015 6:10 pm by ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO, Associated Press

Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration.

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