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Obama vows to ‘get the job done’ with Republicans

>> Associated Press   WASHINGTON  — One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try and turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock on Wednesday, yet warned of veto showdowns as well. “There is no doubt that ...

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Woman says she sold marijuana to help raise grandkids

>>Associated Press   BUTLER, Pa. — A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died. Candace Kelly, of Sarver, was originally charged last fall after authorities found 64 pounds of ...

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Gay marriage developments across the nation

>>Associated Press   It’s been more than a week since a flurry of gay marriage developments began with the Supreme Court’s denial of appeals from five states, allowing for expansion of marriage rights. Shortly afterward, a federal court in the West struck down bans in Idaho and Nevada. Recent developments ...

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New US Ebola case a nurse who treated man in Texas

>>Associated Press DALLAS — The second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola in Texas is a 29-year-old nurse who treated a Liberian man in the days before he died of the disease in a Dallas hospital. Medical records provided to The Associated Press by Thomas Eric Duncan’s family show Amber ...

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CDC says it missed opportunities to contain Ebola

EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — In the days after the first diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was resolute in his confidence about hospitals’ ability to manage the virus. “Essentially any hospital in ...

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