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3 weeks ago

Islamic State hints at attacks on the West

The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday suggesting it may carry out further attacks in the West, naming London, Berlin and Rome as possible targets.

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3 weeks ago

GOP appeal to conservatives with health care, immigrant cuts

Trying to win over conservatives, House Republicans are sweetening their budget proposal by putting several programs on the chopping block

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Trump pushes border wall plan to drum up votes as Wisconsin loss looms

U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump proposed blocking money transfers to Mexico by illegal immigrants until that country agrees to pay for a border wall, pushing immigration policies that have won him votes as he faced likely defeat in Wisconsin's primary.

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3 weeks ago

Divided U.S. Supreme Court cautious about taking new cases

With a seat vacant possibly until next year, the U.S. Supreme Court is accepting fewer cases and seeking compromises as it tries to avoid being hamstrung by 4-4 deadlocks on such contentious issues as abortion, birth control and immigration.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 5

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today:.

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3 weeks ago

Tax filers can still get professional help

If you are among the 35 percent of taxpayers who do not file until the final two weeks or blow the deadline altogether, here is what you need to know about getting some last-minute professional help.

State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, left, one of the authors of a bill to raise California's minimum wage, is hugged by Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, as the Senate voted on the bill, Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. The bill, SB3, to gradually raise the state's minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 an hour by 2022, was approved by both houses of the Legislature and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

3 weeks ago

California governor signs $15-an-hour minimum wage into law

California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into a law a bill gradually raising the minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour by the year 2023, making the nation's most-populous state the first to boost pay to that level for the working poor.

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3 weeks ago

Clinton, Sanders audition for role as anti-Trump candidate

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are tussling in Wisconsin over who would best represent the Democratic Party against Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

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3 weeks ago

FBI trick for breaking into iPhone likely to leak, limiting its use

The FBI's method for breaking into a locked iPhone 5c is unlikely to stay secret for long, according to senior Apple Inc engineers and outside experts.

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3 weeks ago

GOP Congress’ incomplete: Stalled bills, no court nominee

Congress increasingly is being defined by what it's not doing this election year.

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3 weeks ago

In Wisconsin, Trump looks to put rough week behind him

Donald Trump is fighting to put a difficult week behind him and finish strong on Tuesday in Wisconsin, a state whose primary contest may prove to be a turning point in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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3 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 4

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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4 weeks ago

Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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4 weeks ago

Strong U.S. jobs report unlikely to sway cautious Fed

U.S. employment increased solidly in March and wages rebounded, underscoring the economy's resilience, but the Federal Reserve is expected to remain cautious in raising interest rates this year due to slowing global growth.

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4 weeks ago

Conservatives push for nearly unthinkable death penalty ban

The push from the political advocacy group Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty and lawmakers in places such as Nebraska would have been unthinkable a few years ago when it would have been conservative heresy to end capital punishment, a program seen as bedrock issue of the law-and-order policies embraced by the party.

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4 weeks ago

FCC advances privacy proposal for U.S. internet users

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday advanced a proposal to ensure the privacy of broadband Internet users by barring providers from collecting user data without consent.

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4 weeks ago

U.S., Japan, South Korea warn North Korea over ‘provocations’

U.S. President Barack Obama joined South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday, vowing to ramp up pressure on North Korea in response to its recent nuclear and missile tests.

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4 weeks ago

Republicans alarmed at talk U.S. may ease Iran trade

U.S. Republican lawmakers voiced deep concern on Thursday about reports that the Obama administration might allow Iran to use the dollar in some business transactions, although no such plans have been announced.

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4 weeks ago

FBI’s secret method of unlocking iPhone may never reach Apple

The FBI may be allowed to withhold information about how it broke into an iPhone belonging to a gunman in the December San Bernardino shootings, despite a U.S. government policy of disclosing technology security flaws discovered by federal agencies.

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4 weeks ago

Trump sounds off on abortion; criticism comes from all sides

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday that women who end pregnancies should face punishment if the United States bans abortion, triggering a torrent of criticism from both sides of the abortion debate, including from his White House rivals.

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LePage Keeps Vow, Backs out of Husson University Appearance

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage is backing out of an appearance at Husson University a day after vowing to stop attending ceremonial activities.

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Fight at Strip Club leads to Stabbing in Denny’s Parking Lot

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Portland Police are looking to speak to two suspects after a stabbing this morning.

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Maine DOT Workers Repair US Route 1 Viaduct Guardrails

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The Maine Department of Transportation has begun repairing guardrails along the U.S. Route 1 viaduct in Bath

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New York Man Gets 21 Years For Drug Trafficking In Lewiston

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A Brooklyn, New York, man has been sentenced to serve more than two decades in prison for trafficking crack cocaine and heroin throughout the Lewiston area.

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Serial Bank Robber Admits To Robbing 4 In Portland In 2015

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A 26-year-old convicted bank robber from Maine has admitted to robbing four additional banks last year in federal court in Portland.

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