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3 weeks ago

Last chance for 2015 tax deductions

If you are in the process of preparing your 2015 tax return and find yourself horrified by the amount you owe or disappointed by the paucity of your refund, you have one last chance to cut the bill by paying yourself instead of Uncle Sam.

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3 weeks ago

White House to transfer Ebola funds to combat Zika virus

ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Pres WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional officials say the Obama administration is about to announce it will transfer…

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3 weeks ago

Republican Collins urges U.S. Senate hearings on high court pick

A moderate Republican senator heaped praise on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, bucking Senate Republican leaders in calling for confirmation hearings but saying she was not optimistic enough others in her party would agree.

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3 weeks ago

Republican Cruz crushes Trump in Wisconsin, says party will unite

Republican Ted Cruz easily won the Wisconsin presidential primary on Tuesday, dealing a blow to front-runner Donald Trump's hopes of amassing enough delegates for the party's nomination and boosting chances of a rare contested convention.

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3 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 6

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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4 weeks ago

Obama urges Congress to take action on corporate tax reform

President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Congress to take action to stop U.S. companies from taking advantage of tax loopholes that allows them to avoid paying sufficient taxes.

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Islamic State hints at attacks on the West

The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday suggesting it may carry out further attacks in the West, naming London, Berlin and Rome as possible targets.

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4 weeks ago

GOP appeal to conservatives with health care, immigrant cuts

Trying to win over conservatives, House Republicans are sweetening their budget proposal by putting several programs on the chopping block

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Trump pushes border wall plan to drum up votes as Wisconsin loss looms

U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump proposed blocking money transfers to Mexico by illegal immigrants until that country agrees to pay for a border wall, pushing immigration policies that have won him votes as he faced likely defeat in Wisconsin's primary.

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4 weeks ago

Divided U.S. Supreme Court cautious about taking new cases

With a seat vacant possibly until next year, the U.S. Supreme Court is accepting fewer cases and seeking compromises as it tries to avoid being hamstrung by 4-4 deadlocks on such contentious issues as abortion, birth control and immigration.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 5

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today:.

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4 weeks ago

Tax filers can still get professional help

If you are among the 35 percent of taxpayers who do not file until the final two weeks or blow the deadline altogether, here is what you need to know about getting some last-minute professional help.

State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, left, one of the authors of a bill to raise California's minimum wage, is hugged by Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, as the Senate voted on the bill, Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. The bill, SB3, to gradually raise the state's minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 an hour by 2022, was approved by both houses of the Legislature and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

4 weeks ago

California governor signs $15-an-hour minimum wage into law

California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into a law a bill gradually raising the minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour by the year 2023, making the nation's most-populous state the first to boost pay to that level for the working poor.

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4 weeks ago

Clinton, Sanders audition for role as anti-Trump candidate

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are tussling in Wisconsin over who would best represent the Democratic Party against Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

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4 weeks ago

FBI trick for breaking into iPhone likely to leak, limiting its use

The FBI's method for breaking into a locked iPhone 5c is unlikely to stay secret for long, according to senior Apple Inc engineers and outside experts.

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4 weeks ago

GOP Congress’ incomplete: Stalled bills, no court nominee

Congress increasingly is being defined by what it's not doing this election year.

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4 weeks ago

In Wisconsin, Trump looks to put rough week behind him

Donald Trump is fighting to put a difficult week behind him and finish strong on Tuesday in Wisconsin, a state whose primary contest may prove to be a turning point in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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4 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 4

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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4 weeks ago

Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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4 weeks ago

Strong U.S. jobs report unlikely to sway cautious Fed

U.S. employment increased solidly in March and wages rebounded, underscoring the economy's resilience, but the Federal Reserve is expected to remain cautious in raising interest rates this year due to slowing global growth.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

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U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

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No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents

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The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.