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GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March of Life Day

WASHINGTON  — With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday, Jan. 22 after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version. By a near party-line 242-179, the House voted ...

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President Obama not serious about change, Republicans say following State of Union

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said it’s time to turn the page after years of economic hardship at home and wars overseas. But Republicans in charge of Congress say the voters already took care of that last November — and they’re the proof. “Much of what he did tonight … new ...

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Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could shield millions of people from deportation. ...

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New York’s 1st openly gay congressman gets married

COLD SPRING, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s first openly gay member of Congress has married his longtime partner. Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney exchanged vows Saturday, June 21, with Randy Gene Florke at the Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands in Cold Spring. Florke proposed in December after the youngest of their three ...

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GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ new CEO and the head of the nation’s auto safety watchdog are headed to Congress to testify about a defect in small cars that is linked to 13 deaths. In written testimony released ahead of a Tuesday House subcommittee hearing, ...

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Hall visits DC and encourages innovation for low-income student success

On Thursday, Oct. 31, APSU President Tim Hall went to Washington, D.C. and joined other school officials from across the country to discuss with senators the ideas and innovations schools are making to help low-income students not only acquire degrees, but also in a timely manner. The hearing was held ...

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