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House of Delegates panel kills Va. minimum wage proposal

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Republican-led House committee has killed a proposal to raise Virginia’s minimum wage. The House Committee on Commerce and Labor voted Tuesday to table a proposal aimed at raising incrementally the state’s minimum wage above the current $7.25 an hour to $10 an hour by 2010. Proponents included liberal activists [...]

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Va. Senate panel OKs mandatory campus sex assault reporting

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Legislation to mandate reporting of alleged campus sexual assaults to police is advancing in the General Assembly. A state Senate subcommittee approved a bill Monday submitted by Republican Sen. Richard Black of Loudoun County that would require any employee of a state college or university who learns of such an [...]

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At Koch summit, Rand Paul splits with Cruz, Rubio

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon’s budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come. The Kentucky Republican joined fellow first-term senators [...]

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Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016 candidates trying to draw attention at a Saturday gathering of social conservatives. Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker [...]

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Leading New York politician arrested on bribery charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York and its Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo start this year’s legislative session facing the latest taint on its already tarnished reputation for government ethics with the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of the [...]

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Leading New York politician arrested on bribery charges

  NEW YORK (AP) — New York and its Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo start this year’s legislative session facing the latest taint on its already tarnished reputation for government ethics with the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of the state’s [...]

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Hillary Clinton declines to take position on Keystone

  WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday declined again to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, telling an audience in Canada that she would not express her views because of an ongoing review by the State Department. “We have differences and you won’t get me to talk about Keystone because [...]

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Strikes, attacks bring turbulent politics back to Bangladesh

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A 2½-year-old victim of a homemade bomb lies in an intensive care unit with burns to his face, head and other body parts. In another hospital, 17 people, including students and a teacher, are being treated for similar injuries. Another victim, a schoolboy, lost both his eyes. That is [...]

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Obama seeks broader audience through YouTube personalities

WASHINGTON (AP) — No cringe. No dazzle. No edge. President Barack Obama picked three of the most popular YouTube content creators for an interview Thursday, hoping to reach an audience typically not tuned to the daily give and take of Washington and its politics. After all, these were YouTube personalities with hits such as “The [...]

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Protests across Yemen a day after president, Cabinet resigns

  SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of protesters demonstrated Friday across Yemen, some supporting the Shiite rebels who seized the capital and others demanding the country’s south secede after the nation’s president and Cabinet resigned. President Abed Rabbo Hadi, a U.S. ally in its campaign against Yemen’s local al-Qaida branch, stepped down Thursday with his [...]

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SAfrica former police chief dies, was jailed for corruption

  JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The legacy of former apartheid activist and member of parliament, Jackie Selebi, who died Friday, may be overshadowed by his disgrace as national police commissioner. The former top police official, who also was president of Interpol from 2004 to 2008, was convicted of corruption in 2010, accused of accepting bribes from [...]

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