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U.S. Justice Dept. cites missteps by police during Ferguson unrest 5:35pm EDT

- Police responding to race-related protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer made a series of missteps, including antagonizing crowds with attack dogs and military-style tactics, according to a U.S. Justice Department report.

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Obama: Ex-Im lapse means 'lost sales, lost customers, lost jobs'

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the U.S. Congress "is taking a step backward" by failing to renew the charter for the Export-Import Bank and instead letting it lapse at midnight.

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U.S. court rules NSA can temporarily resume bulk phone data collection

WASHINGTON - A U.S. court has ruled that the eavesdropping National Security Agency can temporarily resume its bulk collection of Americans' telephone records, according to documents made public on Tuesday.

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As Christie eyes White House, New Jersey wants jobs

NEW YORK - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's second-in-command gave her pitch to a small crowd at a Philadelphia biotechnology convention in June with her signature move: giving out her cell phone number.

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Maine lawmakers pass budget over combative governor's veto

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers approved a $6.7 billion two-year budget on Tuesday, overriding the veto of the combative Republican governor, Paul LePage, and narrowly averting a government shutdown.

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