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Bordering on dysfunction: Congress OKs one-week bill to keep Homeland Security open
WASHINGTON — Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama’s immigratio...
By David Espo and Erica Werner The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
House Republican leaders scrap education vote
WASHINGTON — In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives. The bill would keep the annual testing requirements o...
By Kimberly Hefling The Associated Press FULL STORY
Some farmers to go without fed water
SACRAMENTO — The federal government said Friday it won’t send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley for the second straight year, forcing farmers in California’s agricultural heartland to again scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted. Many farmers had been bracing for...
By Fenit Nirappil The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
State GOP alive but struggling for vision, candidates
SACRAMENTO — California Republicans achieved their modest goals last year of preventing Democrats from securing a two-thirds majority in both houses of the state Legislature and rescuing the party from debt. Those gains don’t add up to a lot, but at least the party still has a seat at the table ...
By Juliet Williams The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tribes from around U.S. gather to discuss legal marijuana
TULALIP, Wash. — The Justice Department’s announcement in December that it would allow the nation’s Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or opposition — from many tribes. They were reluctant given the substance-a...
FULL STORY
 
Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech
WASHINGTON — Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door session. Netanyahu turned them down, fr...
By Laurie Kellman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
MOSCOW — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government. The death of Nemtsov, a 55-year-old former deputy prime minister, ignited a fury ...
By Laura Mills and Vladmir Isachenkov The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Kurdish fighters take town near Iraq from Islamic State
BEIRUT — Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials sa...
By Zeina Karam The Associated Press FULL STORY
Mexico official: Police capture top capo ‘La Tuta’ Gomez
MEXICO CITY — Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials. Gomez was arrested in a house in Morelia, the capital of the ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
  
 
  


 
 
 
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What do you think of the new net neutrality rules imposed by the FCC on broadband providers?

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