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Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

      FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office. Crist easily [...]

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Perry: To deter grousing, state won’t pay lawyers

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds “to keep from having folks grouse about it.” The possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate told reporters in Midland that he had considered it appropriate for [...]

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Maine Governor LePage embraces candor in campaign

  AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can’t help mouthing off, once telling the Portland chapter of the NAACP to “kiss my butt,” calling the IRS “the new Gestapo” and saying he wouldn’t be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to “go to hell.” But instead of downplaying his penchant for putting [...]

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Former Virginia governor denies corruption charges

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrapped up a grueling four-plus days on the witness stand Tuesday by emphatically denying that he did special favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts, trips and loans. McDonnell acknowledged using poor judgment and said he now regrets accepting the [...]

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Former Va. governor wraps up his trial testimony

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s public corruption trial is winding down in federal court in Richmond. McDonnell testified in his own defense for more than four days. He wrapped up his time on the witness stand Tuesday, August 27th, by acknowledging using bad judgment but firmly denying criminal wrongdoing. McDonnell [...]

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France’s Socialist govt dissolves in internal feud

  PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande dissolved the government on Monday after open feuding among his Cabinet over the country’s stagnant economy. Prime Minister Manuel Valls offered up his Socialist government’s resignation after accusing France’s outspoken economy minister of crossing a line with his blunt criticism of the government’s policies. Hollande accepted the [...]

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Syrian official warns US: No unilateral airstrikes

  BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister warned the U.S. on Monday not to conduct airstrikes inside Syria against the Islamic State group without Damascus’ consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression. Walid al-Moallem’s words appeared timed to try to pre-empt any U.S. military action in Syria. President Barack Obama has resisted [...]

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Obama back in DC amid crises; as if he never left

  WASHINGTON (AP) — While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, “What is it about August?” Indeed, this sultry month usually associated with the doldrums of summer has burdened modern presidents with personal, domestic or international crises. And for President Barack Obama, who returned to Washington Sunday from a two-week [...]

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Former Virginia governor back on witness stand

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is back on the witness stand as his public corruption trial enters its fifth week. McDonnell began testifying in his own defense Wednesday, August 20th, denying that he provided special favors to a wealthy vitamin executive who gave him and his family more than $165,000 [...]

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Sexual assault task force created for Va. colleges

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A task force to combat sexual assaults on Virginia’s college campuses has been created by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe signed an executive order Thursday creating the Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence. The task force will include campus administrators, advocates, law enforcement, higher education attorneys, health professionals and [...]

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After emotional day, former governor back on stand

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife’s wrath, has once again taken refuge — this time at the rectory in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. That’s where he has been living since about a week [...]

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