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  • Missouri lawmakers override Governor's veto on '72-hour' abortion law

    (Reuters) - Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday passed a law requiring women to wait three days for an abortion, even in cases of rape or incest, according to the legislature's websites - overriding an earlier veto from Governor Jay Nixon. In July,...
  • Islamic State brings shift in America: People want to see action

    Six years ago, when Barack Obama won the presidency, Americans were weary of overseas problems; today, they're scared. An unusually large and sudden shift in public attitudes about the threat the nation faces from extremist Islamic militants in the...
  • Obama says U.S. will destroy Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

    President Obama declared Wednesday that he would go on the offense and pursue Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, outlining a detailed, long-term strategy to counter the militants who have captured large swaths of the region and pulled the U.S. into...
  • Obama vows to hunt Islamic State militants 'wherever they exist'

    President Obama¬†outlined a “steady, relentless” strategy Wednesday to combat Islamic State fighters “wherever they exist,” signaling that he will target the militant group in Iraq and neighboring Syria, where the fighters have...
  • Obama to Islamic State: 'If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven'

     Obama to Islamic State: 'If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven'
    President Obama¬†outlined a “steady, relentless” strategy Wednesday to combat Islamic State fighters “wherever they exist,” signaling that he will target the militant group in Iraq and neighboring Syria, where the fighters have...
  • Treasury chief urges reforms to keep firms from dodging U.S. taxes

    As Congress returned to work this week, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew sent an urgent reminder to lawmakers: It is "imperative" they act now to reduce the number of corporations relocating overseas to avoid paying U.S. income taxes. In challenging...
  • Lehigh Valley lawmakers listen for Obama's plan to combat militants in Iraq, Syria

    — The Lehigh Valley's congressional delegation was looking for a clear plan from President Barack Obama on Wednesday as he outlined more aggressive military steps for combating Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. In interviews, area lawmakers...
  • 6 ideas for curbing worker misclassification

    WASHINGTON There's no single magic bullet that can eliminate misclassification of workers. But according to experts who spoke with McClatchy, much could be done to curtail it. Here are six potential fixes: 1. THE FIX: Prohibit state and federal agencies...
  • New Bay cleanup pact stirs debate

    New Bay cleanup pact stirs debate
    Legislators from Maryland and Pennsylvania sparred at a hearing in Annapolis Monday over whether their states are doing too much or too little to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution. In a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing called to review the new bay...
  • Obama phones Iraqi prime minister, will meet with U.S. lawmakers on Islamic State

    Obama phones Iraqi prime minister, will meet with U.S. lawmakers on Islamic State
     President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week and next as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants. Obama will deliver a speech...
  • Panera Announces New Gun Policy

    Panera Announces New Gun Policy
    After the defeat of gun control legislation in the U.S. Senate, Newtown activists have instead focused on private sector advocacy - and got a win Monday when Panera announced it would adopt a gun-free policy. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America,...