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Corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor, wife, nears end 10:31am EDT

RICHMOND Va. - The federal corruption and fraud trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife is nearing its end after defense lawyers wrapped up their cases.

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Gay marriage issue lands at Florida Supreme Court

TALLAHASSEE - The hot topic of same-sex marriage was sent to the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case brought by two women appealing a Tampa judge's denial of their divorce petition.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 27 Aug 2014
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Louisiana governor sues U.S. over education's Common Core

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Wednesday sued the Obama administration, arguing that it has coerced states into adopting Common Core education standards.

27 Aug 2014
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Congressman urges Obama to block Venezuela's Citgo sale

MIAMI - A U.S. congressman urged the Obama administration on Wednesday to block the proposed sale by Venezuela's state oil company of its North American refining unit Citgo, saying it would be against "vital national interests".

27 Aug 2014
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Bill Clinton to stump for Maine governor hopeful

PORTLAND Maine - Former President Bill Clinton will come to Maine on Tuesday to campaign for the Democratic candidate for governor, Mike Michaud, party officials announced this week, shining a national spotlight on one of the most closely contended gubernatorial races of 2014.

27 Aug 2014
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Arizona treasurer claims victory in Republican primary for governor

PHOENIX - Arizona state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey claimed victory on Tuesday in the race to be the Republican nominee to replace outgoing Governor Jan Brewer, who has clashed repeatedly with the White House over illegal immigration.

U.S. 27 Aug 2014