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  • US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

    US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:11:19 GMT
    A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train.
    A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train.
  • GOP voters in Ga. to decide Senate nominee

    GOP voters in Ga. to decide Senate nominee

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:04:39 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...
    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 take...
  • Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

    Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:51:47 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping to get international support for a Mideast cease-fire. But he acknowledges the differences between Israel and Hamas run very deep and must be addressed in any long-term...
    Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip.
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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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