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7 dead in Mexico maternity hospital blast

Four children are among the seven deaths confirmed so far after a natural gas explosion rocked a maternity hospital on the outskirts of Mexico City on Thursday morning.

There are fears that more babies and adults may be trapped in the debris of the h...

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White House drops college savings proposal

The White House is giving up on a costly fight with Congress over the Obama administration's increasingly unpopular proposal to effectively end 529 college savings plans.

A White House official confirmed the move on Tuesday as fierce opposition to the...

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Obama to rally Democrats in Philly

After giving up on his controversial plan to end 529 college savings plans, President Barack Obama will attempt to draw a new battle line with congressional Republicans over automatic spending cuts that remain baked into the nation's budget.

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Boehner defends House GOP immigration lawsuit

House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday confirmed House Republicans are filing a lawsuit against Obama's executive action delaying deportations for millions of immigrants here illegally.

"The President's overreach when he took executive action to deal...

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Lawmakers: Free meals are nothing new

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House is putting an end to committee meetings at country clubs and restaurants.

Oil fracking in California

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The Obama oil boom

The greatest oil boom in this nation's history has occurred during the tenure of self-proclaimed environmentalist Barack Obama.

Boeing 747-800 new Air Force Ones

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Pentagon picks new Air Force One

The Pentagon has chosen Boeing's 747-8 to replace the two aging planes that serve as the President's Air Force One fleet.

Missouri lawmakers, elected officials likely to get raise

Missouri lawmakers and state elected officials likely will be getting a pay raise.

Missouri panel hears objections to voter photo ID proposal

Missouri Republican lawmakers say requiring photo identification at the polls will prevent voter impersonation fraud.

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Missouri Auditor Schweich joins GOP primary for governor

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) says he is running for governor in 2016.

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Clinton's world is dropping the pretense

Neera Tanden, one of Hillary Clinton's longtime confidants and former policy adviser, dropped whatever coyness was left regarding the former secretary of state's all-but-certain presidential run at an event on Tuesday night.

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