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Indicted Texas Governor Perry has fingerprints, mug shot taken 19 Aug 2014

AUSTIN Texas - Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken by judicial authorities on Tuesday after being indicted last week on two felony charges of abusing power.

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New Hampshire Republican staffer in chicken suit runs afoul of law

MANCHESTER N.H. - Feathers are flying in New Hampshire following the arrest of a state Republican party staffer who dressed in a chicken suit and allegedly disrupted a parade that featured two prominent Democratic politicians.

19 Aug 2014
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Advocates urge U.S. top court not to block gay marriage in Virginia

WASHINGTON - Gay marriage supporters on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to block a court ruling that would allow same-sex couples to wed in Virginia.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 18 Aug 2014
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Lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to restrict its crisis lending programs for big banks, which were criticized as bailouts during the 2007-2009 meltdown.

Elizabeth Warren 18 Aug 2014
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Challengers in Florida gerrymandering case reject map revisions

TALLAHASSEE Fla. - Plaintiffs in a lawsuit over gerrymandering in Florida's congressional districts on Monday asked a state judge to reject the Republican-controlled legislature's revised map.

18 Aug 2014
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Republican-turned-independent former Senator Jeffords dies

WASHINGTON - James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, died on Monday at age 80, his former aide said.

U.S. 18 Aug 2014