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California bill would let birth certificates reflect same-sex parents 20 Aug 2014

- Birth certificates in California would be changed to more accurately reflect families in which parents are of the same gender under a bill passed by the legislature on Wednesday.

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Virginia ex-governor takes stand to deny granting favors

RICHMOND Va. - Former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell took the witness stand in his own defense on Wednesday and denied giving any special treatment to the company at the heart of the bribery and corruption charges against him and his wife.

U.S. 20 Aug 2014
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Republicans see Senate chances bolstered by primary results

WASHINGTON - Republicans counting on an unpopular president and a favorable electoral landscape to help them win control of the U.S. Senate could have another asset this year - stronger candidates who are less likely to say embarrassing things.

20 Aug 2014

U.S. Ex-Im Bank backers pin hopes on temporary reauthorization

WASHINGTON - Business backers of the U.S. Export-Import Bank said on Wednesday they hope the institution's charter will be extended temporarily while Congress hashes out a longer-term reauthorization of the bank, which some lawmakers are bent on closing.

U.S., 20 Aug 2014
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Boehner's troubles with House conservatives may only get worse

FOND DU LAC Wis. - Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America.

20 Aug 2014
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California Governor decries Calpers vote on pensions

LOS ANGELES - California Governor Jerry Brown decried a move by the state's giant public pension fund on Wednesday to include temporary pay hikes in the way pensions are calculated for newly hired workers.

20 Aug 2014