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WV governor vetoes abortion bill, sparking outrage from national pro-life group

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat, has vetoed a bipartisan bill to ban abortion in the state after 20 weeks, drawing sharp criticism from pro-life supporters.<p>Tomblin vetoed the bill late Friday, saying it raised constitutionality issues for his legal team and attorneys for the state …

N.Y. lawmakers, Governor Cuomo, strike budget deal before Monday vote | Reuters

(Reuters) - New York state legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo reached a deal on the state’s 2014-15 fiscal year budget after several weeks of negotiating behind closed doors, according to state officials on Saturday.<p>New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo smiles as he pauses during his fourth State …

Unbelievable Photos Show Kabul's Dramatic Transformation From Battlefield To Modern Metropolis

With the Taliban in power prior to the war, Afghanistan had one of the worst human rights records in the world, especially in its treatment of women. But a decade later, the change is evident in the country's largest city of Kabul, home to 3.6 million people.<p>While the U.S. was successful in its …

Sunday on MTP: NSA Reforms, Bridge Scandal Report, Russia Relations

This Sunday on MTP:<p>Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. makes opening remarks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, during the committee's hearing on President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 federal budget. Obama on Tuesday sent lawmakers a 2015 budget top-heavy …

Obama meets with Saudi king to reassure key ally

President Obama paid a visit Friday to the desert oasis of wary ally King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, hoping to reassure the aging monarch who is nervously watching Washington's negotiations with Iran and other U.S. policy in the Middle East.<p>Obama's Marine One helicopter kicked up clouds of sand in …

Bloomberg gives pep talk, ex-editor plans nonprofit

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stopped by the Bloomberg newsroom earlier this week to give a pep talk of sorts as the organization deals with blowback for their China coverage, or lack thereof, Jim Romenesko reports.<p>A source told Romenesko that Bloomberg encouraged overall “tough” …