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Justice Dept. enters Ferguson court case in strong position

By ERIC TUCKER and JIM SALTER Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Justice Department enters its court fight against the city of Ferguson with the apparent upper hand, given a months-long investigation…

Timing is everything: Obama’s budget same day as NH primary

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — The main thing to know about President Barack Obama’s final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New…

Ryan calls for unity, less anger from his fractious GOP

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Republicans Wednesday to stop fighting angrily among themselves and not to be distracted by guns or other “hot-button”…

Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a US mosque

By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama’s first visit to a U.S. mosque comes as Muslim-Americans say they’re confronting increasing levels of bias in speech and deeds. Obama…

Big freight railroads won’t meet safety technology deadline

By JOAN LOWY Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won’t meet a 2018 deadline to start using safety…

US proposes more Pentagon funding for Europe aid, equipment

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday it will propose quadrupling what it spends on its troops and training in Europe, as part of the…

US to rework arms control rule one exporting hacker tools

By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — The U.S. government is rewriting a proposal under arms control rules from 20 years ago to make it simpler to export tools related…

Generals say women should have to register for draft

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — The top Army and Marine Corps generals say they believe all women should have to register for the draft now that combat jobs…

Bipartisan probe faults gov’t with migrant child abuse

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and GARANCE BURKE Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Migrant children in the government’s care fell prey to human trafficking after the Health and Human Services Department failed to…

US to collect equal pay data from all big employers

By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Obama administration is expanding a data collection program aimed at ferreting out abuses of equal pay laws. President Barack Obama in 2014 directed…

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