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Unemployment aid applications rise to 367K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 367,000, a level consistent with only modest hiring. Weekly applications increased last week by 4,000 from the previous week’s level of 363,000, the Labor Department said ...

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Judge halts Pa.’s tough new voter ID requirement

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania’s divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama and other opponents ...

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Closing arguments underway in robocalls trial

Maryland’s state prosecutor says a campaign consultant for Republican former governor Robert Ehrlich broke the law with election day robocalls in 2010 that were aimed at suppressing black voter turnout. Closing arguments began Wednesday in the case after more than ...

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