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SAT scores remain mostly stagnant

Posted: 09/26/2013 - Scores on the SAT college entrance exam were largely stagnant for a third year, although African-American students made slight gains, the College Board said Thursday.

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Postal rate hike proposal faces Senate scrutiny

Posted: 09/26/2013 - The Postal Service's proposal to raise the price of mailing a letter to 49 cents is sure to face scrutiny from lawmakers as a Senate panel considers bipartisan legislation to overhaul the cash-strapped agency.

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Government shutdown wouldn't stop Obamacare

Posted: 09/26/2013 - Deleting the money to implement the law, the GOP's dream scenario, would indeed cripple Obamacare. But that's much less likely to happen than a government shutdown.

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State Rep. Joshua Evans to seek Senate seat

Posted: 09/25/2013 - State Rep. Joshua Evans of Greenbrier announced Tuesday that he will run for the Senate District 25 seat next year, joining former Sen. Kerry Roberts of Springfield in the race.

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Treasurer of Beavers' PAC says papers filed

Updated: 09/25/2013 - A new conservative political action committee holding a fundraiser outside Nashville next week has so far failed to register with the state.

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Sen. Cruz ends talkathon against Obamacare

Updated: 09/25/2013 - Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has ended a marathon Senate speech opposing President Barack Obama's health care law after talking for 21 hours, 19 minutes.

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At UN, Obama welcomes signs of Iranian moderation

Updated: 09/24/2013 - Obama welcomed the new Iranian government's pursuit of a "more moderate course," saying it should offer the basis for a breakthrough on Iran's nuclear impasse with the United Nations and the U.S.

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Report: Shooter lied about previous arrest, debts

Posted: 09/24/2013 - The Washington Navy Yard shooter lied about a previous arrest and failed to disclose thousands of dollars in debts when he applied for a security clearance in the Navy.

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Health care law reuniting Obama, Bill Clinton

Posted: 09/24/2013 - The two are set to appear together Tuesday to discuss Obama's health care law at a session sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative, the former president's foundation.

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Opponents ramp up fight against Obama climate plan

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Republican lawmakers and industry groups are vowing to fight President Barack Obama's climate change plan and its first-ever emission limits on new power plants. But they're finding their options are limited

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Obama: To honor victims, we 'have to change'

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Gun control measures Obama had backed failed to pass earlier this year and showed no new momentum in the days following the rampage at the Navy Yard, a military installation just blocks from the Capitol.

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NRA: Get 'homicidal maniacs' off streets

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Greater efforts are needed to identify and lock up mentally ill people who are dangerous, a top National Rifle Association official responding to the recent Washington Navy Yard shootings said Sunday.

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Blame already being cast over budget fight

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Even before a budget deadline arrives, leaders from both parties are blaming each other — and some Republicans are criticizing their own — for a government shutdown many are treating as inevitable.

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For Obama, diplomatic openings on 3 fronts

Posted: 09/23/2013 - President Barack Obama arrives at the United Nations on Monday with diplomatic openings, the result of help from unexpected partners, on three fronts.

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House to vote on stopgap funding bill, 'Obamacare'

Posted: 09/19/2013 - The GOP-controlled House is cruising toward a vote to gut President Barack Obama's health care plan as part of a temporary funding bill to prevent a partial government shutdown on Oct. 1.

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Industry sounds alarm on piracy

Posted: 09/19/2013 - The music and movie industries are sounding the alarm again on online piracy, saying illegal downloads are on the rise and search engines like Google aren't doing enough to stop them.

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Emboldened House GOP presses fight on 'Obamacare'

Posted: 09/19/2013 - Emboldened conservatives who forced House Republican leaders to push a stopgap spending bill that unravels President Barack Obama's health care law are digging in for a long fight.

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Haslam disappointed in superintendents' petition

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Gov. Bill Haslam says he was disappointed to hear of a petition signed by nearly half of the states' school superintendents that raised serious concerns about Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.

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Obama's climate plans to get airing in Congress

Posted: 09/18/2013 - President Barack Obama's plans to curb the gases blamed for global warming are heading to their first test, a House hearing in which administration officials make their case before skeptical lawmakers.

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A revised GOP attack on 'Obamacare'

Posted: 09/18/2013 - It's a strategy fraught with political risk for Republicans, who could find themselves bearing the blame for any partial government shutdown that results from an impasse with the Senate.

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House conservatives back 'Obamacare' alternative

Posted: 09/18/2013 - A large group of House conservatives intends to unveil legislation providing an expanded tax break for consumers who purchase their own health coverage and increasing the government funding for high-risk pools.

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