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MIAMI (AP) -- Republican Hispanic lawmakers had a groundbreaking year in the 2010 congressional elections, picking up two governor posts -- the first ever for a Hispanic woman -- while holding onto a U.S. Senate seat and adding several congressional seats.


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State flouts new greenhouse gas emission standards

Texas is the only state that hasn't taken steps to meet new federal greenhouse gas emission rules that go into effect in January — a move that leaves its energy industry vulnerable to lawsuits and prevents plants from legally expanding. Texas is the only state that hasn't taken steps to meet new federal greenhouse gas emission rules that go into effect in January — a move that leaves its energy industry vulnerable to lawsuits and prevents plants from legally expanding.


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The banks' flawed foreclosure practices should draw even more attention to their poor record in the handling of homeowners seeking mortgage modifications, government officials say.
More evidence for that poor record came Monday, with the release of new data for the government's modification program, which aims to prevent foreclosures.


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Southern Christian Leadership Conference Activist Compares Tea Party to Nazis

In a stunning display of bigotry and viciousness, powerful Republicans are raising millions of dollars to support an extreme crop of GOP candidates for the mid-term elections. They are called "Tea Party Candidates," and they are being funded by the Super Rich who have been promised $4 Trillion Dollars in tax cuts for their support by the GOP. These Tea Party Republicans are directly attacking Blacks, Latinos, women and gays--and they are winning votes in the process.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — A gunman who fired shots at a Washington-area Marine Corps museum and is believed to be responsible for three similar incidents may have a grievance against the U.S. Marine Corps, the FBI said Friday.


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But as the days, hours, minutes, seconds count down on the rally's website, a visitor can't help noticing the lack of details on the site that might explain what will actually happen on the National Mall.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI learned last January that a Pakistani-born man arrested in the DC subway-bomb sting was trying to make contact with terrorist groups to help him participate in jihad against U.S. forces overseas, according to a court record.


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College tuition costs shot up again this fall, and students and their families are leaning more on the federal government to make higher education more affordable in tough economic times, according to two reports issued Thursday.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama apparently thinks politics is no laughing matter, even when he's staring down a comedian.


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FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Facing a nationwide shortage of a lethal injection drug, Arizona has taken an unusual step that other death penalty states may soon follow: get their supplies from another country.


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