GOP Takes Control Of Senate With Wins in N.C., Iowa, Ark., Colo.

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Supporters of Republican Sen.-elect Tom Cotton celebrate his win in Arkansas over incumbent Mark Pryor. The GOP picked up seven seats Tuesday, gaining control of the Senate.
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November
5, 2014

Republicans needed to pick up just six seats in Tuesday’s midterm elections to wrest control of the Senate. In the House, the key question was how big the GOP majority would be next year.

Closely Held Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

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Customers enter a Hobby Lobby store in Antioch, Calif., this past spring. The Supreme Court is ruling on the crafts store chain's resistance to portions of the Affordable Care Act. The store's owners cite their religious freedom.
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June
30, 2014

The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.

Obama: U.S. Forces Won’t Return To Combat In Iraq Crisis

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President Obama speaks about Iraq in the Brady Briefing room of the White House.
President Obama speaks about Iraq in the Brady Briefing room of the White House Thursday. Obama said the U.S. will send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq — but that U.S. forces won't engage in combat with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.
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June
19, 2014

President Obama says the U.S. will send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help it cope with a Sunni extremist group, but Americans won’t be taking up combat roles.

U.S. Unemployment Drops To 6.3 Percent, Lowest In 5 Years

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The federal jobs report released Friday morning says the U.S. gained 288,000 jobs in February.
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May 2, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000 in April. In a separate survey, the unemployment rate dipped by 0.4 percent.

Analysis Shows Flight 370 ‘Ended’ In Indian Ocean, Malaysia Says

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A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion took off Monday from a military base north of Perth. P-3s flying out of the western Australian base have led Indian Ocean search efforts.
A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion took off Monday from a military base north of Perth. P-3s flying out of the western Australian base have led Indian Ocean search efforts.
2:06PM
March
24, 2014

Prime Minister Najib Razak says new analysis by satellite company Inmarsat shows that the plane took a southerly route toward an area off western Australia “far from any landing sites.”

Obama: Let’s Stop The Excuses And End The Shutdown

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President Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt limit on Tuesday at the White House in Washington.
2:22PM
October
8, 2013

Obama is expected to take questions about a monumental Washington standoff, which has already caused a partial government shutdown and has now transitioned into a fight over raising the debt ceiling.

Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling

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Plaintiff Edith Windsor,of New York, waves to supporters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday, after the court heard arguments on her Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case.
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June
26, 2013

The federal law defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, which the court decided violated the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

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Field Director Charles White of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) speaks at a podium outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
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June
25, 2013

While the decision does not do away with the landmark law entirely, it rendered an enforcement mechanism moot unless Congress acts.

Cleveland Kidnappings: Castro’s Bond Set At $2 M Per Charge

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Ariel Castro during his arraignment Thursday morning.
8:58AM
May 9, 2013

Ariel Castro, the 52-year-old former bus driver accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade, just stood silent and with his head bowed as Cleveland Municipal Court Lauren C. Moore set his bond at $2 million per case against him.