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3 weeks ago

Long-stalled email privacy bill advances in Congress

The House Judiciary Committee voted 28-0 to approve the Email Privacy Act, which would update a decades-old law to mandate federal authorities get a warrant to access emails or other digital communications that are more than 180 days old.

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GOP befriends airline passengers – up to a point

Republican leaders are lauding an aviation policy bill before the Senate as the friendliest measure for airline passengers in years, but there are limits to friendship.

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3 weeks ago

Most voters say ‘meh’ – at best – on the presidential field

A new poll shows that a majority of Americans believe none of the remaining candidates for president represents their opinions at least somewhat well.

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3 weeks ago

Poll: Clinton, Sanders tied in support among Democrats

The top contenders in both the Democratic and the Republican presidential nominating races have roughly equal support among members of their respective parties, according to a national poll released on Tuesday.

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Kerry defends trade deals against campaign attacks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended a 12-nation Pacific trade agreement on Tuesday against what he suggested was fear-mongering by the leading U.S. presidential candidates.

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3 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 13

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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3 weeks ago

Senate Judiciary chairman Grassley tells Garland no hearings

Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's U.S. Supreme Court selection, failed to persuade Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley during a private meeting on Tuesday to hold confirmation hearings on his nomination.

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Health official: Zika ‘scarier than we initially thought’

The CDC says the type of mosquito in which the virus is carried is present in more U.S. states than initially thought.

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3 weeks ago

Democrats look for political advantage on Equal Pay Day

Tuesday marks Equal Pay Day, a symbolic event dramatizing how much longer it takes a woman to earn as much as a man — and an annual opportunity for Democrats to lambast Republicans for inaction on the issue.

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As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what’s next

As U.S.-led offensives drive back Islamic State in Iraq, concern is growing among U.S. and U.N. officials that efforts to stabilize liberated areas are lagging, creating conditions that could help the militants endure as an underground network.

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Trump blasts ‘rigged’ rules on picking Republican delegates

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump lashed out at what he called the party's "rigged" delegate selection rules on Monday after rival Ted Cruz swept all of Colorado's 34 delegates over the weekend.

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3 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 12

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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4 weeks ago

Gas prices jump by 8 cents over past 3 weeks

The average price of gasoline has jumped by 8 cents over the past three weeks, to $2.10 a gallon for regular grade.

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4 weeks ago

Senate primary-race pressures work against Obama’s court nominee

President Barack Obama is maintaining pressure on the Senate to approve his Supreme Court nominee, but the need for Republican U.S. senators seeking re-election to keep conservative voters happy before primary elections in the coming months is working against him.

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4 weeks ago

Boston Globe denounces Trump candidacy in ‘front page’ satire

Headlines screaming "Deportations to begin" and "Markets sink as trade war looms" top a parody newspaper front page, with a scathing editorial denouncing Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's candidacy.

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With win in Wyoming, Sanders prepares to take on Clinton in New York

Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, has won seven out of the last eight state-level Democratic nominating contests, trying to chip away at Clinton's big lead in the number of delegates needed to secure the party's nomination.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 11

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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4 weeks ago

Making headlines this week

A look at some of the week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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4 weeks ago

Cost of mailing a letter drops to 47 cents beginning Sunday

The cost of mailing a letter is going down.

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4 weeks ago

Kerry urges Iraq not to let politics impede war against ISIS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, visiting Baghdad on Friday, urged Iraq not to let its political crisis interfere with the fight against Islamic State and voiced unequivocal support for Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

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One Shot Left at Changing Remap This Year

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Independent Maps petitions arrive today

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Remove Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Offenders?

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

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Capitol Honors Fallen Police Officers

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Secretary of State Jesse White says police officers should still be revered as heroes.

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Holocaust Remembered at Old State Capitol

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The state's annual Yom Hashoah service brought Gov. Bruce Rauner to the Old State Capitol Thursday morning.

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Langfelder Enlists Manar to Help Extend Downtown TIF

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Mayor Jim Langfelder says he's working with state lawmakers to get legislation passed to extend by 12 years the city's downtown Tax Increment Financing District, which is otherwise set to expire soon.