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Among Chicago's black voters, disenchantment grows with Mayor Emanuel 10:58am EDT

CHICAGO - Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in the city's February election.

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New documents show legal basis for NSA surveillance programs

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Documents released by the U.S. government show it views an executive order issued in 1981 as the basis of most of the National Security Agency's surveillance activities, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Monday.

U.S., Tech, Media, 29 Sep 2014
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Supreme Court meets to consider taking gay marriage cases

WASHINGTON - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court met behind closed doors on Monday to consider whether they should take up the hotly contested question of whether states can ban gay marriage.

U.S. 29 Sep 2014
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Obama voices confidence Democrats can keep control of U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, citing an economic rebound, said in a CBS interview he feels Democrats can keep control of the U.S. Senate in November elections, although he acknowledged many Americans did not feel the economy was recovering.

28 Sep 2014
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U.S. trade pact in spotlight as new EU Commission faces grilling

BRUSSELS - The European Union's likely next trade chief will face tough questions about how she would handle free trade negotiations with the United States when confirmation hearings for the new European Commission open on Monday.

29 Sep 2014
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Secret Service director faces grilling over security breaches

WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Secret Service is expected to face blistering questions from lawmakers on Tuesday about the latest White House security breach and a string of scandals that have tarnished the image of the agency charged with protecting the president.

29 Sep 2014