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Embattled Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails 1:07am EST

WASHINGTON - U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the U.S. State Department to release them swiftly.

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Utah lawmakers file anti-bias bill, with backing of Mormon Church

- Lawmakers in conservative Utah on Wednesday introduced a landmark anti-discrimination bill, with the backing of the Mormon Church, that they said would prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation while also protecting religious freedom.

U.S. 04 Mar 2015
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U.S. Democrats back off Iran legislation while talks go on

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Wednesday they would not support bills that could influence nuclear talks with Iran in the next three weeks, essentially ensuring no such legislation will pass before negotiators' March 24 deadline for a framework agreement.

U.S. 04 Mar 2015
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Union backing elusive as Garcia seeks to unseat Chicago Mayor Emanuel

CHICAGO - Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is struggling to round up support from labor unions as he seeks to unseat pro-business Mayor Rahm Emanuel, even though he bills himself as more progressive.

04 Mar 2015

California Republicans take on teachers' union in package of education bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Republican lawmakers on Wednesday announced a package of bills to dramatically change the way public school teachers are hired, fired and evaluated, embracing controversial education reforms in the most populous U.S. state.

04 Mar 2015