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Exclusive: White House considers former banking lawyer for Fed board - sources 23 Apr 2014

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - A former lawyer with the American Bankers Association is being considered by the White House as a possible nominee to the board of the Federal Reserve, according to sources familiar with the efforts

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Georgia governor signs gun carry rights expansion into law

ATLANTA - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a broad expansion of gun carry rights into law on Wednesday, allowing legal gun owners to take weapons into bars, churches and government buildings under certain conditions.

23 Apr 2014
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U.S. Justice Department announces clemency review of drug offenders

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department laid out new clemency guidelines on Wednesday that are expected to make thousands of drug offenders eligible for a reduction in the sentences they are currently serving.

U.S. 23 Apr 2014
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California lawmakers, bruised by scandal, turn to ethics training

SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers, their reputation tarnished by fraud and corruption scandals, on Wednesday took a break from normal business to attend ethics training, the latest step by the state Senate to repair its image as elections loom.

23 Apr 2014
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U.S. steps up trade pressure on Japan ahead of Obama visit

TOKYO - The United States put last-minute pressure on Japan to compromise in tough trade talks on Wednesday, shortly before President Barack Obama was to arrive for a state visit.

Japan 23 Apr 2014