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  • Google pulls out of conservative group amid environmentalist pressure

    Google pulls out of conservative group amid environmentalist pressure
    Google's effort to build strong alliances with Republican politicians and conservative advocacy groups is paying dividends on Capitol Hill but has created a growing marketing and public-relations headache for the company. Climate-change activists have...
  • Bright Futures cuts prompt call for more tuition aid

    Bright Futures cuts prompt call for more tuition aid
    Florida should spend $45 million next year on college financial aid to make up for deep cuts to its popular Bright Futures scholarship program, university officials say, or many disadvantaged students might be shut out of a higher education. The number...
  • Spain's PM scraps hardline abortion reform

    MADRID (Reuters) - Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday scrapped proposed changes in the abortion law that would have made Spain one of the most difficult countries in Europe in which to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, prompting the justice minister...
  • Consumers, Hollywood Wait for Answers on the Comcast-TWC Merger

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Many people have chimed in on the plans by Comcast, the nation's top cable and Internet provider, to merge with Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable operator and No. 3 ISP. But perhaps no one was so public as a man who confronted...
  • Rousseff regains edge in Brazil presidential race as Silva slips

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has regained a slight edge in Brazil's presidential race after weeks of aggressive campaigning against environmentalist Marina Silva, who is losing some voter support in the campaign's homestretch, a poll...
  • Hamid Karzai: 'Foreigners' control Afghanistan's destiny

    Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai took parting shots Tuesday at Pakistan and the United States, saying neither has genuinely worked toward peace in his country. Addressing his ministers and cabinet for what was expected to be a final time before...
  • Rennie: CT Innovations Has Run Out of Money

    The Hartford Courant's Kevin Rennie is reporting that a state agency that helps businesses has run out of money for new applicants. In his "Daily Ructions'' blog, Rennie reported Tuesday that Connecticut Innovations, which operates as a quasi-public...
  • Battle for state court control intensifies

    WICHITA, Kan. Shortly before Christmas in 2000, brothers Reginald and Jonathan Carr went on a brutal robbery, rape and murder spree that left five people dead and traumatized this city, the state's largest. The Carr brothers were convicted and...
  • Pot still too hot to handle for Colorado politicians

    BOULDER, Colo. Long a flash point in the culture wars, marijuana's growing legitimacy hasn't yet turned it into a political weapon, even in the marquee races in the first state to legalize the drug. In Colorado, the issue has barely gotten a mention as...
  • Emanuel wants to decriminalize pot statewide

    Emanuel wants to decriminalize pot statewide
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday plans to call on state lawmakers to decriminalize marijuana possession statewide and to reduce the penalty to a misdemeanor for those caught with 1 gram or less of any controlled substance, according to City Hall sources...
  • German Eurosceptics pose credit risk for weak euro zone states: S&P

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A surge in popularity for a German Eurosceptic party could hit weaker euro zone countries' borrowing costs, rating agency Standard & Poor's said on Tuesday as a poll put national support for Alternative for Germany (AfD) at a record...