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Obama says strains over Ukraine not leading to new Cold War with Russia 6:44pm EDT

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama escalated U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in U.S.-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War.

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Texas Democrats question extra spending for border surge

DALLAS - Texas lawmen told a statehouse committee on Tuesday extra spending was needed to cut down on crime at the border and were met with skepticism from Democrats who questioned whether the surge could produce results that would justify the price tag.

5:48pm EDT

U.S. Senate shortens transport extension, sets up clash with House

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to support a short-term extension of federal funding for transportation projects through about the end of 2014, setting up a clash with the House of Representatives just days ahead of cutbacks in money for road, bridge and transit constructions.

6:44pm EDT

Senators from Colorado, Washington want federal pot laws applied fairly

DENVER - U.S. senators from Colorado and Washington, seeking clarity on federal rules that may affect legal marijuana businesses in their states, are urging the Obama administration to ensure federal agencies take a consistent approach to enforcement.

U.S. 5:37pm EDT

In Kansas, a Democrat makes hay on Brownback's budget woes

OVERLAND PARK Kan. - Paul Davis has emerged as the potential wrecker of red state politics.

2:48pm EDT

U.S. lawmakers warn against Mexico sugar import restrictions

NEW YORK - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers warned on Tuesday that restricting Mexican sugar imports would inflate food prices and threaten U.S. food manufacturers, the latest sign that pressure is growing on Washington to avoid trade barriers.

Mexico 6:34pm EDT