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Obama to business: tell your lawmakers to renew Ex-Im Bank 6:49am EDT

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Saturday urged business owners to press Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which could halt any new financing Sept. 30 - as some conservative Republicans hope it will - if lawmakers fail to act.

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California lawmakers pass measure requiring testing of rape kits

- Amid ongoing efforts to address a backlog of unanalyzed rape kits that go untested throughout the country, California lawmakers passed a bill on Friday requiring law enforcement to process the evidence within a certain time frame.

U.S. 22 Aug 2014
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Sharpton adapts adversarial style to de Blasio's New York

NEW YORK - It was not the first time the Reverend Al Sharpton made his way to City Hall in a fiery mood to scold a mayor about New York City police officers killing an unarmed black man.

U.S. 22 Aug 2014

Obama tech policy maven moves to Silicon Valley role

WASHINGTON D.C./SAN FRANCISCO - Todd Park, President Barack Obama's chief technology officer who played a role in fixing the flawed Healthcare.gov website, is moving to a new job recruiting top Silicon Valley talent to government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.

Tech 22 Aug 2014

Maine independent's campaign for governor boosted by ruling

PORTLAND Maine - A federal judge ruled on Friday that Maine law unfairly limits the amount of money supporters can contribute to independent candidates, providing a boost to the campaign of Eliot Cutler in one of the country’s most hotly contended governor’s races.

22 Aug 2014
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Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen': Pentagon

WASHINGTON - The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. | Video

21 Aug 2014