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Obama seeks $3.7B to deal with border kids

WASHINGTON — Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources ...

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Fourth Buffalo employee admits stealing

Franklin Lopez, 33, of Buffalo, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to stealing thousands of dollars from the city of Buffalo, a governmental agency receiving federal funding. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years ...

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Booker, Paul team up to scrub criminal records

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are teaming up on a bill aimed at helping low-level offenders wipe their criminal records clean. The Democrat and Republican odd couple introduced legislation Tuesday that ...

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Music duo Insane Clown Posse loses gang lawsuit

DETROIT (AP) — The federal government can’t be blamed for any fallout from a 2011 FBI report that put a gang tag on fans of the music group Insane Clown Posse, a judge said. U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland dismissed ...

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High court to consider nonprofits’ contraceptives


WASHINGTON — How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That’s the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the health law that is likely to be resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ...

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TV journalist has privilege against libel

A California television journalist has privilege against libel under New York Civil Rights Law in a suit filed against her and related broadcasting companies by a Western New York monastery claiming it was defamed by her comments. The Appellate Division, ...

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FCC crafting rules for the future of the Net


Time is running out for consumers to make their voices heard on new regulations being crafted by the Federal Communications Commission that will dictate Internet availability for years to come. The FCC is considering rules that would allow giant Internet ...

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Panel endorses some NSA Internet surveillance


WASHINGTON — A bipartisan privacy board on Wednesday unanimously adopted its report that endorses some of the National Security Agency’s Internet surveillance programs. The programs provoked worldwide controversy when they were revealed last year by news organizations after leaks from ...

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