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Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

16 hours ago
DENVER (AP) — The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state. Full Story
Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

17 hours 6 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the White House. Full Story
Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

17 hours 52 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year's end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has plagued Iraq following the Pentagon's withdrawal. Full Story
Review panel: Wis. rep likely broke House rules

Review panel: Wis. rep likely broke House rules

18 hours 20 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional review panel said there is "substantial reason to believe" that veteran Rep. Tom Petri of Wisconsin violated House rules by acting on behalf of two companies in which he owned significant amounts of stock, according to a report released Tuesday. Full Story
A look at California's landmark plastic bag ban

A look at California's landmark plastic bag ban

18 hours 43 mins ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag makers vow to take their opposition to the ballot box. Full Story

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Crist says Florida Gov. Scott has no integrity

Crist says Florida Gov. Scott has no integrity

19 hours 8 mins ago
MIAMI (AP) — Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday that current Republican Gov. Rick Scott "has no integrity" and his policies are driven by "the almighty dollar." Full Story
What to serve a guest who's fasting? Hospitality

What to serve a guest who's fasting? Hospitality

19 hours 25 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — What do you serve a man who isn't eating? Full Story
Few signs of progress as Obama meets India's Modi

Few signs of progress as Obama meets India's Modi

19 hours 28 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama showered praise on India's new prime minister in an Oval Office meeting Tuesday that sought to infuse new energy into the two countries' sluggish relationship. Yet for all the pomp and pageantry, there were few signs that Obama and Narendra Modi had resolved vexing issues that have often kept the two democracies at arm's length. Full Story