2-1 Loss to Belgium Ends U.S. Run at World Cup

Posted by Associated Press on July 1, 2014
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SALVADOR, Brazil — They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world’s game.

But the end of the ride came at the exact same point as four years ago: with an overtime loss in the World Cup’s round of 16.

Kevin De Bruyne finally …

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Body of Missing Oregon Woman Found in Suitcase

Posted by Jeremy Scott on June 30, 2014
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ELKHORN, Wis. — An Oregon teenager identified Monday as one of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases in Wisconsin had a hard time after giving up her son to his father, but she was turning her life around and had won a college scholarship before she disappeared, her foster mother said.

Investigators believe Jenny Gamez …

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Obama: I’ll Act On My Own On Immigration

Posted by Associated Press on June 30, 2014
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WASHINGTON — In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency.

Obama said he will refocus immigration enforcement onto a Mexican border that has …

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Supreme Court: Fed Can’t Make Employers Cover Contraception

Posted by Associated Press on June 30, 2014
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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must …

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Legalized Pot Nears, Officials Plan for Safety

Posted by Associated Press on June 25, 2014

OLYMPIA — As Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders on Tuesday announced a coordinated campaign to make sure pot stays out of the hands of minors once products start hitting store shelves next month.

“Those who have led the effort to legalize this product …

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