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Boehner talks of Obama's 'legacy of lawlessness' 1:25pm EDT

WASHINGTON - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that any unilateral steps by President Barack Obama to address a surge of illegal immigrants would make matters worse and add to a "legacy of lawlessness."

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House transportation vote aims to push longer funding extension

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives on Thursday was poised to reject a Senate-passed $8.1 billion measure to fund transportation projects through 2014 in a bid to force through Republicans' plans that would extend funding until May.

1:34pm EDT
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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds registry for same-sex couples

MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2009 law that establishes a registry for same-sex couples, saying it does not violate an amendment to the state's constitution banning gay marriage.

U.S., 10:37am EDT

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds collective bargaining law

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin's collective bargaining reforms, which prompted protests from organized labor, do not violate the free speech and equal protection rights of public sector union workers, the state's supreme court ruled on Thursday.

U.S., 11:13am EDT
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Exec at heart of ex-Va. Governor's corruption trial due back on stand

RICHMOND Va. - The businessman who federal prosecutors contend gave gifts and loans to former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife is due to return to the witness stand on Thursday at the couple's corruption trial.

U.S. 9:15am EDT
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House Republicans vote to sue Obama over healthcare law

WASHINGTON - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his signature healthcare law.

30 Jul 2014