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What to expect in Obama's speech Saturday

Expect some swagger from President Barack Obama at Washington's big prom Saturday night.

Mayor suports minimum wage increase

Mayor Alvin Brown has announced his support for raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

Health care standoff at Capitol continues

The first sign of a thaw in frosty relations at the state Capitol over health care expansion and funding has surfaced, but the reaction has been too little, too late.

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Woman hits Venezuelan president with mango

How would you get your nation's president to hear you out? Put your name and number on a mango and hit him in the head with it?

No? Then you're not Marleni Olivo, who did exactly that, and in return is getting the new apartment she was asking for, sai...

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Iranian ships turn away from Yemen

A convoy of Iranian ships headed toward Yemen is now moving away from the war-torn country, days after the U.S. deployed warships to the Yemeni coast, according to two U.S. defense officials.

One of those American ships, the aircraft carrier USS Theod...

Secret recordings bill goes to governor

In a move stemming from a Florida Supreme Court ruling, state lawmakers gave final approval Friday to a bill (HB 7001) that would allow children to secretly record conversations related to sexual abuse or other violent acts.

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John Roberts' big moment

Chief Justice John Roberts is back in the spotlight.

Roberts -- who shocked conservatives nearly three years ago by providing a pivotal vote to uphold Obamacare -- once again faces a judicial crossroads in a historic case.

The U.S. Supreme Court will h...

Taxpayer email addresses to be shielded

The House on Friday gave final approval to a bill (SB 200) that would create a public-records exemption for taxpayer email addresses held by county tax collectors.

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Loretta Lynch makes history

The highly politicized five-month battle to choose President Barack Obama's next attorney general came to a close Thursday when the Senate finally voted to confirm Loretta Lynch. The 56-43 vote makes Lynch the first African-American female attorney g...

Pot rule challenge rolls ahead

The fight over the state's attempt to get a non-euphoric pot industry off the ground continued Thursday during a day-long hearing in a challenge filed by a Florida nurseryman who complains that health officials' proposed regulations are unfair and vague.

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Obama, Dems set to clash over trade

President Barack Obama's push for free trade got another boost on Thursday, when a House panel passed legislation setting up trade promotion authority, allowing deals negotiated by the administration to get a vote in Congress without any amendments.

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Obama confronts 'cruel' reality of drone war

The long trail of civilian death left by President Barack Obama's drone war finally has an innocent American face.

In an extraordinary moment, Obama appeared Thursday in the White House briefing room to apologize for the accidental killings of an Amer...

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Clinton slams GOP for lack of leadership

Hillary Clinton used her first speech as a presidential candidate on Thursday to knock Republicans who "offer themselves as leaders" but "who take a very different view" than she does on immigration, healthcare and women's issues.

During Clinton's tim...

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