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States eye immigration reform measures

With the federal government having for years punted on creating policies that implement comprehensive immigration reform, many states have taken it upon themselves to execute their own. Could New York be next? If so, it could go a long way ...

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UB grads nominated for federal positions

Buffalo native and University at Buffalo Law School graduate Denise O’Donnell was sworn in last week as the Justice Department’s director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance by Attorney General Eric Holder. Meanwhile, another UB Law graduate, Virginia Seitz, awaits confirmation ...

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Legislation would give reproductive rights to servicewomen

Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are backing legislation that would provide America’s women in uniform with the same rights to reproductive choice as most other employees of the federal government.

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House to reject debt limit increase without cuts

WASHINGTON — The GOP-led House is poised to reject a bill Tuesday to increase the nation’s debt limit without the big spending cuts that Republicans are demanding. The move is intended as an embarrassing reminder to Democrats that increasing the government’s ability to borrow is tied to such reductions.

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Feds sue Deutsche Bank, alleging mortgage fraud

NEW YORK CITY — The federal government has sued Deutsche Bank. It alleges the bank committed mortgage fraud by repeatedly lying so that it could join a government program that insured mortgages. The Manhattan lawsuit seeks to recover some ...

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GOP seeks 1-week extension as gov’t shutdown looms

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The top Democrat on Capitol Hill on Thursday blamed a threatened government shutdown on House Speaker John Boehner's insistence on keeping conservative policy prescriptions for the environment and abortion in a funding bill that must be passed by midnight Friday.

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