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  • US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:33:53 GMT
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.
    Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian...
  • Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:46:40 GMT
    After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to...
    Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine...
  • New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:53:36 GMT
    A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.
    A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the...
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  • The ducking, dodging Florida governor

    The ducking, dodging Florida governor

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:45:03 GMT
    This week, Governor Scott has been mocked and ridiculed by the national media for dodging simple questions -- but the governor has been ducking important questions for years.
    This week, Governor Scott has been mocked and ridiculed by the national media for dodging simple questions -- but the governor has been ducking important questions for years.
  • Crist taps party vice-chair Taddeo as running mate

    Crist taps party vice-chair Taddeo as running mate

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:51:42 GMT
    Charlie Crist has selected Annette Taddeo as his running mate in his campaign for governor. Taddeo is a Democratic activist from South Florida and founder and CEO of language translation company called LanguageSpeak.
    Charlie Crist has selected Annette Taddeo as his running mate in his campaign for governor. Taddeo is a Democratic activist from South Florida and founder and CEO of language translation company called LanguageSpeak.
  • Legislature will not challenge redistricting ruling

    Legislature will not challenge redistricting ruling

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-07-15 14:21:45 GMT
    The Florida Legislature will not challenge the ruling that state lawmakers violated the law in drawing two U.S. House districts. Leadership has agreed to redraw the districts, but they do not want to do that until after this year's election.
    The Florida Legislature will not challenge the ruling that state lawmakers violated the law in drawing two U.S. House districts. Leadership has agreed to redraw the districts, but they do not want to do that until after this year's election.
  • In historic trial, Florida Legislature accused of breaking its own laws

    In historic trial, Florida Legislature accused of breaking its own laws

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:27:51 GMT

    In 2010, Florida passed legislation saying our lawmakers cannot draw districts to favor incumbents, or members of a political party. Now, a coalition of groups is suing legislators, claiming they violated those standards by drawing districts that favor Republicans. The landmark trial on the issue got underway this week.

    In 2010, Florida passed legislation saying our lawmakers cannot draw districts to favor incumbents, or members of a political party. Now, a coalition of groups is suing legislators, claiming they violated those standards by drawing districts that favor Republicans. The landmark trial on the issue got underway this week.


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