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Obama to announce $600 million U.S. job-training initiative 6:05am EDT

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will announce an initiative on Wednesday to devote $600 million to address a central challenge of today's economy: How to train workers for skills they need for jobs that are open but hard to fill.

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Bill signed allowing surprise inspections of Arizona abortion clinics

PHOENIX - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant, handing another victory to abortion foes.

Health, U.S. 15 Apr 2014
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Despite tough patch, U.S. intelligence chief says he is staying

TAMPA, Florida - Despite enduring "a perfect storm" of troubles for U.S. spy agencies over the last 18 months, the director of national intelligence announced on Tuesday that he plans to stay on the job through the end of President Barack Obama's term.

U.S. 15 Apr 2014
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Two incompatible gun ballot measures lead in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Washington - Two incompatible ballot measures on background checks for gun buyers in Washington state enjoy majority support in a poll released on Tuesday, but the one advancing stricter gun controls is more popular.

U.S., 15 Apr 2014
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Senators press Delphi for answers on recalled GM cars

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers probing how General Motors used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.

15 Apr 2014