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Former Connecticut Governor Rowland found guilty of campaign law violations 4:04pm EDT

NEW HAVEN Conn. - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland violated U.S. election laws by taking under-the-table payments from a business owned by the husband of a candidate whose campaign he secretly advised, a federal jury found on Friday.

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U.S. won't stand in way of Venezuela's U.N. Security Council bid

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON - The United States will not stand in the way of Venezuela securing a temporary seat on the U.N. Security Council in 2015-16 after Latin American and Caribbean states unanimously endorsed its bid, U.N. diplomats and U.S. sources say.

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U.S. Senate Democrats propose exit tax for inverting companies

WASHINGTON - Two Senate Democrats want to force U.S. companies to pay an exit tax on any profits held overseas if the companies decide to reincorporate abroad to cut their tax bills, the latest in a slew of proposals to stem such "inversion" deals.

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Kansas Democrat asks court to require new U.S. Senate candidate

KANSAS CITY Kan. - A Kansas Democrat has asked the state Supreme Court to order his own party to name a new U.S. Senate candidate for the November election after the court ruled the name of a county prosecutor who withdrew must be pulled from the ballot.

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It’s a good time to run for office in Iowa: meet Queen Joni

IOWA CITY Iowa - Most Republicans running in tight U.S. Senate races in November's midterm elections can rely on campaign endorsements from a few national figures. But most Republicans are not Joni Ernst.

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In shift, U.S. officials fight release on bond of migrants: lawyers

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is routinely arguing against the release on bond of Central American women and children at a New Mexico detention center in a policy shift meant to discourage others like them from entering the United States, say lawyers for the detainees.

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