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    Health exchanges’ finances face test in 2nd year

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. | The federal government shelled out billions of dollars to get health insurance marketplaces going in the 14 states that opted to run their own. Now they must act like true marketplaces and start paying for themselves. Under President…

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    GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama

    WASHINGTON | The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama’s order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully. Former Sen. Rick Santorum, a…

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    About 1,700 state employees make $100,000 or more

    COLORADO SPRINGS | More than 1,700 of Colorado’s highest-paid state employees are making more than $100,000 a year. The Colorado Springs Gazette (http://tinyurl.com/n8vaeqo ) says an analysis of state employee compensation shows the judicial branch tops the list with nearly 500 employees…

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    Texas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry

    AUSTIN, Texas | A Texas panel has approved 89 history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America’s second-largest state, after one top publisher withdrew a book. The Republican-controlled State Board of Education voted along party lines 10-5 Friday,…




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