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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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Senate easily passes gay rights bill, but House outlook dim

WASHINGTON — Reflecting Americans’ increasing acceptance of gays, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Gay rights advocates hailed the bipartisan, 64-32 vote as a historic step, although it ...

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Gay rights bill advances in Senate with little word from GOP

WASHINGTON — Invoking the Declaration of Independence, proponents of a bill that would outlaw discrimination against gays in the workplace argued on Tuesday that the measure is rooted in fundamental fairness for all Americans. Republican opponents of the measure were ...

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Senate Dem leader: ‘We’re getting closer’ to deal

WASHINGTON — After weeks of stubborn gridlock, the Senate’s top two leaders raced to reach an agreement Monday that could head off a first-ever U.S. Treasury default threatened for midweek and end the 14-day partial government shutdown. The stock market ...

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Americans anxious, irritated as government shuts down

The partial government shutdown that began Tuesday threw into turmoil the household finances of some federal workers, with many facing unpaid furloughs or delays in paychecks. Park ranger and father-to-be Darquez Smith said he already lives paycheck to paycheck while ...

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Md. Republicans choose new state senate leadership

ANNAPOLIS — Republican leaders in Maryland have selected a new minority leader and minority whip for the state Senate. The lawmakers met Monday in Annapolis and elected state Sen. David R. Brinkley to be the minority leader. The Frederick County ...

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