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Congress passes student loans, highway jobs bill

WASHINGTON — Finding rare political accommodation on the cusp of a holiday recess, Congress passed legislation Friday designed to salvage 2.8 million jobs and shield students from a sharp increase in loan interest rates. The legislation, which also revamps highway ...

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O’Malley signs chicken feed arsenic ban

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland next year will become the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed. Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the measure into law on Tuesday along with scores of other bills, including reforms to Maryland’s estate tax ...

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Bill would benefit same-sex partners of U.S. workers

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee has approved legislation to give benefits to same-sex partners of federal workers. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sent the legislation to the full Senate on Wednesday. The Senate has failed to pass previous ...

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GOP blocks Senate debate on Democrats’ student loan bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill Tuesday to preserve low interest rates for millions of college students’ loans, as the two parties engaged in election-year choreography aimed at showing each is the better protector of families in today’s ...

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GOP ignores veto threat, passes student loan bill

WASHINGTON — Republicans ignored a veto threat and overcame a rebellion by party conservatives to push a bill through the House Friday keeping interest rates on millions of federal student loans from doubling this summer. Lawmakers voted 215-195 to approve ...

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