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Arizona treasurer claims victory in Republican primary for governor 4:31am EDT

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.

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Ex-Virginia governor spars with prosecutor in corruption trial

RICHMOND Va. - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell said on Tuesday a federal prosecutor was "completely off base" to suggest that he had provided help to a dietary supplement businessman in exchange for loans.

26 Aug 2014
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Colorado governor defends death sentence comment as 'hypothetical'

DENVER - Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said on Tuesday that he was responding to a hypothetical question when he raised the possibility of granting clemency to the state's longest-serving death row inmate should he lose his re-election bid in November.

U.S. 26 Aug 2014
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Obama tells veterans better mental health care on the way

CHARLOTTE N.C. - President Barack Obama sought to make amends with veterans on Tuesday, announcing steps to expand their access to mental health care and an initiative with financial companies to lower home loan costs for military families.

Health, U.S. 26 Aug 2014
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NYC police union blasts mayor, urges Democrats to snub convention bid

NEW YORK - A New York City police union leader on Tuesday castigated Mayor Bill de Blasio and his bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, saying the city was losing ground in the fight against crime since he took office in January.

26 Aug 2014

U.S. names Connecticut official to lead federal Obamacare marketplace

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday named the head of Connecticut's state health exchange to oversee the federal marketplace that provides subsidized private health insurance to consumers in 36 states under Obamacare.

Health, 26 Aug 2014