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In Florida governor's race, Democrat woos crucial black vote 8:38am EDT

TAMPA Fla. - As the leading Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Charlie Crist would be expected to draw overwhelming support from the state's more than 1.6 million registered black voters.

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Obama says strains over Ukraine not leading to new Cold War with Russia

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama escalated U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in U.S.-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War.

Russia 29 Jul 2014
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U.S. lawmakers worry about border security without extra funds

WASHINGTON - U.S. border security will probably suffer if Congress fails to act on President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion request to cope with the explosion of child migrants into the U.S. Southwest, lawmakers and congressional aides warned on Tuesday.

29 Jul 2014
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U.S. lawmaker takes soda tax battle to Capitol Hill

NEW YORK - A Connecticut lawmaker on Wednesday will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda drinks, the latest bid by regulators and politicians to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

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U.S. Senate unanimously confirms McDonald to head veterans agency

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Bob McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, pinning Washington's hopes on the former Procter & Gamble Co chief executive to launch a massive turnaround effort at the troubled agency.

29 Jul 2014
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U.S. Senate bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance

WASHINGTON - Senator Patrick Leahy introduced legislation on Tuesday to ban the U.S. government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and Internet data and narrow how much information it can seek in any particular search.

Tech, U.S., Media 29 Jul 2014