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The Galveston County Daily News : Politics

August 22, 2014

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Potential 2016 candidates cautious on Ferguson

ATLANTA (AP) — The police shooting and death of Michael Brown has gripped the nation, but many potential presidential candidates in 2016 are taking a cautious approach to the clashes between protesters and police in suburban St. Louis.

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Parole denied yet again for Lennon's killer
Posted: August 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A parole board has again declined to release John Lennon's killer.

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Obama offers new accommodations on birth control
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 2:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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Administration condemns Russian move into Ukraine
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 2:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday condemned the movement of a Russian convoy into eastern Ukraine, calling it a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and demanding that it be withdrawn.

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Humbled by 2012, Texas' Perry courts New Hampshire
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 2:03 pm

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday in a visit to a key early voting state that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first run for president in 2012 and will work harder if there's a next time around.

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1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 2:04 pm

A man freed from prison after his arson-murder conviction was overturned says it's difficult to think about the 24 years he lost.

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Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 2:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.

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Reid apologizes for Asian jokes at Vegas luncheon
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 2:03 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week.

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Life easing back to normal in NY Amish community
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 2:03 pm

OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. (AP) — Life among the Amish in this northern New York community is easing back into a sense of normalcy a week after two young sisters were abducted from their family farm and as more detailed allegations emerge about their day in captivity.

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