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  • Md. legislative session enters last day

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers will be putting finishing touches on measures related to marijuana and an increase in the minimum wage on the last day of the state's legislative session. The session is scheduled to end at midnight Monday. The House of Delegates approved a marijuana...

  • Ohio voters to weigh renewal of public works funds

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio voters will have the chance to decide in May whether to renew a public works program that funds repairs and upgrades to roads, bridges and other local infrastructure needs. The ballot issue would allow the state to borrow $1.875 billion over 10 years through the...

  • McAuliffe signs slew of bills

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a slew of bills into law, including ones that will reduce the number standardized tests students have to take, toughen penalties for celebratory gun fire, and require new textbooks to label the body of water separating Japan and the Koreas...

  • Some hear race echoes in Va. gay marriage ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — To some people in Virginia, the fight over legalization of same-sex marriage echoes a decades-old battle over the state's 1924 law banning marriage between white and black people. "You're talking about pure prejudice as the basis of both laws," argued Philip J. Hirschkop,...

  • Hold the stinkburger: Hillary denounces 'pure partisanship'

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: • Hold the stinkburger: Hillary denounces ‘pure partisanship’ • ObamaCare still crashing • Power Play races to watch • History reconsiders Bush the elder • Permatweet HOLD THE STINKBURGER: HILLARY DENOUNCES...

  • 'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify before a senator who thinks the whole idea was dumb. The congressional hearing could resolve...

  • Gray, Bowser to attend Democratic unity breakfast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's Democratic Party says Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser will be attending a breakfast intended to promote party unity. Bowser defeated Gray and six others in Tuesday's mayoral primary. Following her victory, she called for the...

  • Brown signs bill to strengthen campaign finance

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation giving California's political watchdog agency more authority to enforce the state's campaign finance laws and investigate suspected wrongdoing. AB800 by Democratic Assemblyman Richard Gordon of Menlo Park was drafted in...

  • Lawmakers again move to freeze their paychecks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With the approval ratings of Congress still in the gutter, House leaders are engineering another freeze in lawmakers' automatic cost-of-living pay hike. The move would freeze congressional salaries at $174,000 a year and is attached to legislation to fund Congress' budget,...

  • Senators urge US to deny visa to Iran ambassador

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-nine Republican senators have written to President Barack Obama urging him to deny a visa to a former hostage-taker who is Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations. The senators said Thursday that the United States should not allow entry to an individual who...

  • Drought bill targets homeowner association rules

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill moving through the Legislature protects people in homeowner associations from retribution if they take steps to reduce water use for landscaping. AB2104 passed the Assembly Thursday on a 71-1 vote without debate. The bill's author, Democratic Assemblywoman...

  • Top Senate Dems still short on gun control votes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year after the Senate rejected an effort to expand background checks for gun buyers, top Senate Democrats said Thursday that they still lack the votes to successfully revisit the issue. A day after the latest shootings in Fort Hood in Texas, Senate Majority Leader...

  • Self-defense debate roiled by Ft. Hood shooting

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: • Self-defense debate roiled by Ft. Hood shooting • States start undercutting Obama’s enrollment claims • Mondo fundraiser for Hillary tonight • Georgia Senate frontrunner’s video gaffe • Big Papi gets taki,...

  • ObamaCare is here to stay, and that’s no help to Democrats

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: • ObamaCare is here to stay, and that’s no help to Democrats • Supremes void overall campaign contribution limits • Ex-CIA chief takes hot seat on Benghazi • Osborn get vets group backing • Chinese takeout...

  • GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will press General Motors' new CEO at a hearing Tuesday about why GM sold cars with an ignition switch that failed to meet its own specifications, and then failed to heed the recommendations of engineers to fix the part. In all, they will want to know why it took GM...



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