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Senate panel approves testing bill amid troubles

Amid conflicting reports about how well the state's troubled online school-testing platform is working, a key Senate committee voted Wednesday along party lines to approve a bill aimed at rolling back the number of exams students take.

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US ambassador attacked in South Korea

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was attacked in Seoul, according to U.S. government sources in the U.S. and South Korea. The U.S. embassy said he is being treated at a local hospital but is in stable condition.

According to Seoul police, L...

Voting for city elections starts Monday

Jacksonville voters will have two weeks to cast their ballots before the March 24 city elections.

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Obamacare on the line at SCOTUS

The future of health care in America is on the table -- and in serious jeopardy -- Wednesday morning in the Supreme Court.

After more than an hour of arguments, the Supreme Court seemed divided in a case concerning what Congress meant in one very spec...

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Ferguson police report: Most shocking parts

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said the city "must do better" to address racism after a stunning Department of Justice report revealed a range of abuses committed against African American residents by the city's police force.

"We must do better not only...

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House committee subpoenas Clinton emails

A House committee investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya has subpoenaed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's personal emails, The Associated Press reported.

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Potential presidential candidate: Prisons prove being gay is a choice

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized for commenting Wednesday that prisoners' changes after they leave jail proves being gay is a choice, but said that the science is still murky on the issue.

In a statement, Carson said he "realized that my cho...

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Senate fails to override Keystone pipeline veto

Senate supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of their legislation that would have cleared construction of the project.

Emergency concealed carry approved

Florida lawmakers are allowing emergency evacuees to arm themselves.

Civil citation bill for juveniles passess

Opposition by law enforcement was unable stop legislation that would require every county to issue civil citations upon a juvenile’s first nonviolent arrest.

Justices asked to order redrawn Congressional districts

The Florida Supreme Court should order a third draft of the state's congressional districts to fully eliminate illegal gerrymandering, attorneys for groups that have challenged the map argued Wednesday.

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White House purposely has no Obamacare Plan B

The Obama administration says it's doing nothing to stave off the potential disaster that would ensue if the Supreme Court upends Obamacare and millions of Americans face losing affordable health insurance.

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McConnell wants to fast-track Iran bill

A bill that would give the Senate sign-off on an international agreement with Iran over its nuclear program will be on the Senate floor next week, despite objections from Democrats who want to wait for an agreement to be reached with Iran before pass...

Balance Of Power In Congress

America awoke to a new political dynamic Wednesday with sharper dividing lines in an already divided government, forcing President Barack Obama to recalibrate his approach and giving Republicans control of the U.S. Senate.

Republicans took over formerly Democratic Senate seats in seven states, including GOP-leaning Arkansas, Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia. That number also included three states that figured prominently in Obama's two victorious presidential campaigns: Iowa and Colorado, where he won twice, and North Carolina, where he won in 2008. Republicans needed a net gain of six seats in all to win back the majority for the first time since 2006.

In the House, Republicans were on track to meet or exceed the 246 seats they held during President Harry S. Truman's administration more than 60 years ago.

Voters expressed bitterness with a sluggish economic recovery and the nation's handling of foreign crises. Nearly two-thirds of voters interviewed after casting ballots said the country was seriously on the wrong track. Only about 30 percent said the nation was headed in the right direction.

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