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Unemployment bill first up in Senate for 2014

WASHINGTON — The Senate plunged into an election-year session Monday that promises to be long on political maneuvering and less so on accomplishment, beginning with a struggle over legislation to renew lapsed jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. “I’m optimistic, ...

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Jury awards black D.C. officers $425K for retaliation

WASHINGTON — A federal jury has for the second time ruled in favor of five black District of Columbia police officers who said they were retaliated against after raising allegations of racial discrimination. The jury awarded the officers $425,000 in ...

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Government reaches agreement to allow airline merger

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to allow American Airlines and US Airways to merge, creating the world’s biggest airline. The agreement requires the airlines to scale back the size of the merger at Washington’s ...

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House GOP floats a counter to Senate’s debt idea

WASHINGTON — The divided government’s increasingly urgent drive to prevent a Treasury default and end a 15-day partial government shutdown took a highly partisan turn Tuesday as House Republicans unveiled a proposal stocked with conservative priorities that the White House ...

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At least 26,000 file for unemployment in DC, Md.

WASHINGTON — Furloughed federal government workers have filed more than 10,000 claims for unemployment benefits in the District of Columbia as the government shutdown has persisted nearly a week. D.C. Department of Employment Services spokeswoman Najla Haywood says the claims ...

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