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Democratic governors group challenges Connecticut campaign finance law 4:57pm EDT

- The U.S. Democratic Governors' Association on Wednesday sued the state of Connecticut, saying its laws on political spending are unconstitutionally broad and limit the ability of political groups to buy independent ads backing candidates.

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U.S. steps up trade pressure on Japan ahead of Obama visit

TOKYO - The United States put last-minute pressure on Japan to compromise in tough trade talks on Wednesday, shortly before President Barack Obama was to arrive for a state visit.

Japan 5:47am EDT
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California GOP hopeful wants free college for science, math students

BERKELEY, California - California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degrees, part of an education reform plan released Tuesday that would also model public schools after charter schools.

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U.S. top court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday further undermined the use of racial preferences in higher education by upholding a voter-approved Michigan law that banned the practice in decisions on which students to admit to state universities.

U.S., 22 Apr 2014
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Supreme Court hears challenge to ban on 'false' campaign speech

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court justices across the ideological spectrum voiced doubts on Tuesday about a state law that prohibits false statements during a political campaign.

U.S., 22 Apr 2014