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    Senate fails to override Obama’s veto of pipeline bill

    WASHINGTON | The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy. The…

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    Official: Homeless man killed by police did time for robbery

    LOS ANGELES | A homeless man killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had been released last May from a federal prison after serving roughly 14 years for bank robbery, a law enforcement official said Tuesday. The man was identified…

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    Documents: Georgia officials indecisive about execution

    ATLANTA | Georgia prison officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug, at one point saying they weren’t sure whether they checked “this week’s or last week’s” batch, according to court documents. Ultimately, they postponed the…

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    Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

    IRVINE, Calif. | Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens. The investigation…

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    Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress

    RALEIGH, N.C. | Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he shared classified material with her for her book. The plea agreement…




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