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Once the measure passes the Assembly, it heads to Republican Gov. Scott Walker for his signature

Dozens of protesters camped outside the Wisconsin state Assembly chamber on Thursday in anticipation of a final vote on explosive anti-union rights legislation that whisked through the Senate after Republicans outmaneuvered their missing Democratic counterparts and brought a three-week stalemate to its unexpected end.


The latest federal appeals court case deals with consitutionality of law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is asking a federal appeals court in Atlanta to act swiftly on a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the government's health care overhaul.


The shuttle missions are now relegated to museum showcases

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space shuttle Discovery is back on Earth from its final voyage.


Dems say Gov. Walker is misrepresenting truth; He says they're blocking progress

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Democrats who fled the state nearly three weeks ago asked Monday for a meeting with Gov. Scott Walker to talk about changes to his plan to eliminate most public workers' union rights, a request the governor dismissed as "ridiculous."


Rebellion in Libya is contributing to price increases

NEW YORK (AP) -- Oil prices continued to set new post-recession highs Monday as forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi pounded rebels near a key oil port in Libya. It's unclear how long the country's oil exports will be cut off, and traders prepared for a worst-case scenario in which world supplies would be under pressure for months.


Rep. Peter King leads a hearing some call neo-McCarthyism

Some 300 people gathered in Times Square on Sunday to speak out against a planned congressional hearing on Muslim terrorism, criticizing it as xenophobic and saying that singling out Muslims, rather than extremists, is unfair.


The cemetery near Soapstone Baptist Church in the Liberia a community settled by freed slaves in the 1800s was discovered about four years ago by surveyors working on the church property

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson University anthropology students will be scratching below the surface of Upstate history in a northern Pickens County cemetery where former slaves were buried and, until recently, forgotten.


African Americans had significantly higher odds of suffering generalized anxiety disorder some time during

University Park, Pa. -- Just as the constant pressure soldiers face on the battlefield can follow them home in the form of debilitating stress, African Americans who face chronic exposure to racial discrimination may have an increased likelihood of suffering a race-based battle fatigue


Democrats say Republicans don't support job training, affirmative action, college financial aid and other programs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black lawmakers accused Republicans on this week of trying to ``manufacture tension'' between African-Americans and immigrants as Republican members of the House of Representatives argued in a hearing that more minorities would be working were it not for illegal immigration. 


The suspect in the Tucson shootings that critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was charged on new counts that include the murders of a federal judge and a congressional aide, according to an indictment released Friday.


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