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California senate suspends three lawmakers in criminal probes | Reuters

(Reuters) - The California state Senate suspended three Democratic lawmakers on Friday charged with federal criminal cases including Leland Yee, who was arrested this week in an FBI sweep on corruption and gun trafficking charges.<p>California State Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) talks in his …

Archie Griffin on union: 'The players are not blind'

Archie Griffin says that NCAA players deserve more money, and as a result, he's not surprised by the push to unionize.<p>There's been no shortage of …

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Don't exempt Hobby Lobby: Our view

Respect for Americans' religious convictions is one of the nation's bedrock values, so it's never an easy call when faith clashes with national policy.<p>That's the conflict a sharply divided Supreme Court grappled with Tuesday when the justices heard a case pitting the beliefs of two deeply …

Obama administration will allow more time to enroll in health care on federal marketplace

The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline.<p>Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on …

Snowden effect: Reforms proposed

Nine months after the world learned his name, Edward Snowden and his leaks made their biggest splash yet in the capital Tuesday.<p>NSA reform efforts as a result of his surveillance revelations moved closer to reality as reports surfaced of a coalescing White House plan to end the government’s bulk …

Barack Obama rules out using force against Russia

US president urges Russia to de-escalate the crisis over Ukraine or face the consequences of more sanctions<p>Barack Obama has said that the US would stand by its European allies in the face of Russian aggression but ruled out using force to dislodge Moscow’s forces from the Crimean peninsula.<p>“Every …

Turkish court orders halt to Twitter ban

A Turkish court has overturned the government's controversial Twitter ban imposed after audio recordings spread via the social media site implicating Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a corruption scandal.<p>Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters the telecommunications regulator TIB …

Hollande readies tax breaks after French vote losses: government source | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government is preparing tax breaks for households after a final round of local elections on Sunday in which President Francois Hollande’s Socialist party has suffered losses, a government source said.<p>French President Francois Hollande waits for a guest on the steps of …

CNN Producers Reporting on Break-In at WTC Arrested for Breaking Into WTC

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Two CNN producers were arrested after trying to breach security at the World Trade Center building …

Tesla Model S Disrupts Big Auto's Stalled Business Model

<i>The car dealership model no longer provides the value it once did. Letting market forces prevail is what’s best for customers.</i><p>Last week New Jersey started enforcing a ban on direct sales by Tesla Motors of its path-breaking model S. Tesla’s direct sales have also run into hot water in a number of …

The GOP Just Screwed Ukraine Out of Billions to Hurt Obama

Agreeing to IMF reforms would have helped him. So now Republicans’ mission to weaken the president is spilling over into foreign policy, too.<p>You know …

Japanese Giant Mitsui Leads $60M Investment In A Startup That Turns Pollution Into Pure Money

As places like China and India continue to grow, an ever-increasing number of billowing smoke stacks mark these countries’ landscapes. 7 million people died in 2012 from air pollution. LanzaTech wants to clean up those industries by turning all that pollution into extremely valuable fuels and …

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Dodgers surpass Yankees as highest paying MLB team

The Dodgers are projected to shell out about $165 million more than the last team that outspent the Yankees.<p>For the first time in 16 years, the Yankees are not the highest-paying team in Major League Baseball.<p>The Dodgers have overtaken the throne with their projected Opening Day payroll of $235 …

Navy Football Player Will McKamey Passes Away at Age 19

Navy football player Will McKamey, a freshman slot back who underwent brain surgery this past weekend after collapsing at a Saturday practice, died Tuesday while in a post-surgical coma, according to a statement released by the Academy.<p>McKamey was 19.<p>The academy also released the news via …

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