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Prosecution gives closing argument in trial of Virginia ex-governor, wife 2:31pm EDT

RICHMOND Va. - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife knew that a wealthy businessman had lavished gifts and loans on them to get political favors, a prosecutor said on Friday during closing arguments of the couple's corruption trial.

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Obama signals timing of new immigration measures in question

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he still planned to take steps on his own to improve the U.S. immigration system but that his timeline for taking action has been affected by the need to deal with a flood of migrant children from central America. | Video

28 Aug 2014
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Florida Democrats rally around Charlie Crist for governor

ORLANDO Fla. - Florida Democrats launched a "unity tour" on Thursday to close ranks around Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor of the state who is running as the Democratic candidate in this year's election.

28 Aug 2014

Toy weapons won't look like real ones under California bill

- The California State Senate gave final legislative approval on Thursday to a bill that would require certain replica guns to be painted bright colors or made transparent to prevent police from confusing toy guns for real weapons.

28 Aug 2014
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U.S. officials reach deal with Pennsylvania on Medicaid

- Federal officials have reached an agreement with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett over his plan to use federal funds to pay for private health insurance coverage for up to 600,000 residents, the governor said on Thursday.

28 Aug 2014
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White House says technology policy aide Park to take new role

WASHINGTON - The White House announced on Thursday that Todd Park, a technology and innovation policy adviser to President Barack Obama, is relocating to California to advise the president on technology from there.

28 Aug 2014