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U.S. senator asks Internet providers to commit to no 'fast lanes' 1:33pm EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Thursday pressed large Internet providers to pledge that they will not strike deals that may help some websites load faster than others or give similar "fast lanes" to affiliated services.

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Former Bellevue, Wash., official accused of stealing pro-gun campaign sign

SEATTLE - A former City Council member in Bellevue, Washington, has been accused of stealing campaign signs urging voters to block the expansion of background checks for gun buyers in the state, police said on Wednesday.

22 Oct 2014

Suspended South Carolina speaker to plead guilty to ethics charges: report

CHARLESTON S.C. - Suspended South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell is expected to plead guilty to criminal ethics charges related to misuse of campaign money and misconduct in office, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday.

U.S. 22 Oct 2014

Congressman should have been 'more sensitive' in suicide remarks: spokesman

JUNEAU - A U.S. congressman should have taken a more "sensitive approach" when talking about teen suicide to a group of Alaska high school students he was addressing after a classmate recently took his own life, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

U.S. 22 Oct 2014
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Colorado candidates for U.S. Senate effectively tied: Reuters-Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON - The two candidates vying for a U.S. Senate seat in Colorado, one of the states that could decide whether Republicans win control of the upper chamber of Congress on Nov. 4, are effectively tied, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

22 Oct 2014
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Florida governor's race a dead heat, poll shows

TALLAHASSEE Fla. - Florida Governor Rick Scott and his challenger for re-election, former Governor Charlie Crist, are locked in a dead heat in their race to run the nation's largest swing state, poll results released on Wednesday show.

22 Oct 2014