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Steele may face challengers for GOP chairmanship

WASHINGTON — Republicans are aggressively recruiting a challenger to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, whose tenure as party chief has been marked by ill-chosen comments and questions about finances. The RNC must decide in January whether to keep Steele. ...

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Bradley Manning supporter reportedly detained

HAGERSTOWN — A support group for the soldier suspected of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks says the FBI recently detained and questioned one of its members. The Bradley Manning Support Network said Wednesday that David House of Cambridge, Mass., was ...

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Two more suits challenge Defense of Marriage Act

NEW YORK — Gay civil rights groups trying to build momentum for a possible Supreme Court showdown filed two lawsuits Tuesday that seek to strike down portions of a 1996 law that denies married gay couples federal benefits. The lawsuits ...

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Feds approve aid to Md. farmers due to drought

ANNAPOLIS — The federal government has approved assistance for Maryland farmers who lost 30 percent of their crops or more due to drought this summer. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration said Monday the assistance announced late last week includes Farm Service ...

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SEC adopts trading rules to prevent repeat of ‘flash crash’

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Wednesday approved new requirements for brokerage firms aimed at curbing risks posed by their trading customers that get split-second access to markets to buy or sell stocks. The Securities and Exchange Commission voted 5-0 at ...

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Judge orders ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ injunction

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday stopping enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, ending the military’s 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips’ landmark ruling was widely cheered by ...

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