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Highway crisis looms as soon as August, US warns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gridlock in Washington will lead to gridlock across the country if lawmakers can't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs, the Obama administration warned Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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Tourniquets make comeback with American police

HOUSTON (AP) — Rushing into a Houston home, police officer Austin Huckabee encountered a drunken, combative man bleeding profusely on the kitchen floor. He quickly realized the blood was spurting in rhythm with the man's heart and cardiac arrest was just moments away.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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Stocks rise as surveys show stronger manufacturing

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market climbed to all-time highs after reports showed that manufacturing in the US and China expanded in June, boosting the outlook for global growth. Netflix jumped after analysts at Goldman Sachs raised their outlook on the stock.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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Watergate as seen through eyes of Dick Cavett show

NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is marking the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's resignation by running a documentary on the Watergate scandal as seen through the prism of Dick Cavett's late-night talk show at the time.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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US farmers plant record soybean crop, less corn

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The nation's farmers planted the largest soybean crop on record this year by devoting millions of acres of land to the crop that had been used for growing corn, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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Court: Public union can't make nonmembers pay fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union's costs of collective bargaining.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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Obama to go it alone on immigration, pleasing few

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's abrupt shift from seeking immigration legislation to pursuing a go-it-alone executive strategy raises expectations among immigration advocates that Obama may have trouble satisfying while setting up a clash with House Republicans who've already threatened to sue him.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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Birth control ruling sparks political clash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country's new health care law is deeply flawed.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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