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Unlikely duo of Virginia  senators claim connections to Alexander Hamilton

Unlikely duo of Virginia senators claim connections to Alexander Hamilton

March 7th, 2015 8:15 pm by BILL SIZEMORE, Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. - When Virginia Sen. Donald McEachin made an offhand comment during dinner about his distant relation to Alexander Hamilton, it drew a shocked reply from a colleague.

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President Obama praises 'warriors of justice' in Selma

President Obama praises 'warriors of justice' in Selma

March 7th, 2015 8:05 pm by Staff Report

SELMA, Ala. - America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," President Barack Obama said Saturday as he and thousands of others others commemorated the "Bloody Sunday" march of 1965.

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Senator Menendez, amid probe, says he's honest, law-abiding

Senator Menendez, amid probe, says he's honest, law-abiding

March 7th, 2015 5:00 pm by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press; ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Amid a federal investigation, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez insists he has always been honest in his more than 20 years in Congress and says he is "not going anywhere" even as a person familiar with the matter says he's expected to face criminal charges soon.

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US job market faces hurdles even with 5.5 pct. unemployment

US job market faces hurdles even with 5.5 pct. unemployment

March 7th, 2015 9:25 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent - a level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn't as encouraging as it might sound.

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Obama to join 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary in Selma

Obama to join 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary in Selma

March 7th, 2015 9:21 am by JAY REEVES, Associated Press

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and about 100 members of Congress are converging on Selma, Alabama, on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of a landmark event of the civil rights movement.

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Hillary Clinton email probe expected to take months

Hillary Clinton email probe expected to take months

March 6th, 2015 9:30 pm by By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

State Department lawyers will need months to sort through tens of thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton's private account and decide which should be kept as part of the official record, a senior department official said

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Obama: Ferguson report exposed racially biased system

Obama: Ferguson report exposed racially biased system

March 6th, 2015 4:14 pm by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

The police situation in Ferguson, Missouri, was "oppressive and abusive," President Barack Obama said Friday, as he prepared to commemorate a half-century since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama.

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U.S. trade deficit in January falls 8.3 pct. to $41.8 billion

U.S. trade deficit in January falls 8.3 pct. to $41.8 billion

March 6th, 2015 10:28 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

Much of the dip in imports likely came from lower oil prices and a labor dispute that disrupted shipping at West Coast ports. At the same time, the strong dollar that has made American-made goods less affordable abroad is weighing down exports.

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Local gun stores see run on ammo that ATF proposes to ban

Local gun stores see run on ammo that ATF proposes to ban

March 6th, 2015 7:47 am by Nick Shepherd

"They've been trying to do it for a long time," said Gregg Smith, a salesman at Gun Rack in Kingsport. "But it kind of opens a big can of worms because that's not the only thing you can shoot in a handgun that is technically armor piercing."

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Another solid month of job gains over 200K expected for Feb.

Another solid month of job gains over 200K expected for Feb.

March 6th, 2015 7:14 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Economy Writer

U.S. employers are expected to follow the best three-month burst of hiring in 17 years with another solid round of job gains in February.

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