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  • Campus Sex Assault Reform Legislation Offered by Blumenthal, Others

    A bipartisan group of eight senators introduced legislation Wednesday that U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, one of the bill's Democratic proponents, likened to a bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. "The broad principles of...
  • Federal bills would crack down on college sexual assault

    Congressional legislators in California and several other states took aim at campus sexual assault Wednesday, introducing two bills that would require universities and colleges to provide more support and training to combat the problem. Campuses that...
  • At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard

    At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard
    BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — The first thing you see on the drive to Cliven Bundy's ranch are the American flags — tied to roadside guardrails, flapping in a hard desert wind. At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint,...
  • Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling
    Suddenly, the curtain of privacy dropped away, and there was billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the planet's most reclusive business magnates, taking a decidedly public stand on an issue he calls close to his heart: Internet gaming. He calls it...
  • U.S. senator accuses GM of 'culture of cover-up' in recalls

    U.S. senator accuses GM of 'culture of cover-up' in recalls
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors came under withering attack for its decade-long failure to notify the public about defective parts linked to fatal crashes, as a U.S. Senate hearing opened on Wednesday with accusations that the company fostered "a...
  • Senators announce bipartisan deal on unemployment benefits

    WASHINGTON -- Key senators struck a bipartisan agreement Thursday to extend unemployment insurance for more than 2 million jobless Americans whose benefits have run out, though approval is not certain in the Republican-controlled House. The proposal for...
  • Key senators reach deal to extend unemployment benefits

    Key senators reach deal to extend unemployment benefits
    WASHINGTON — Key senators struck a bipartisan agreement to extend unemployment insurance for more than 2 million jobless Americans whose benefits have run out, though approval is not certain in the Republican-controlled House. Thursday's...
  • Outlook for renewal of key tax benefits is improving

    WASHINGTON — Here's some good news for homeowners worried that Congress will fail again to renew popular tax benefits for use in 2014 — especially those allowing for mortgage debt forgiveness, write-offs for energy-saving improvements and...
  • BLM halts seizure of Nevada rancher's cattle, citing safety concerns

    Fearing for their safety as armed protesters gathered in the Nevada back country, federal officials on Saturday suddenly ended a controversial effort to seize hundreds of cattle that a rancher has kept illegally on public land. The cattle ranch’...
  • Battle lines hardening in Nevada cattle rancher standoff with feds

    The battle lines are hardening in Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's so-called range war against the federal government over his right to graze cattle on public lands. Arguments have moved from the Nevada desert to the nation’s capital, where Nevada'...
  • Nevada governor and senator join criticism of federal cattle roundup

    LAS VEGAS — Nevada's governor and one of its U.S. senators have joined a chorus of criticism of a month-long federal government roundup of a recalcitrant rancher’s 900 cattle that for decades have grazed on hundreds of thousands of acres of...