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Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse not a big deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about....

Bush defends his conservative credentials ahead of CPAC
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Jeb Bush readily points to his conservative credentials - tax cuts and smaller government as Florida's governor - yet convincing the activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he's one of them might be a tougher sell....

News Guide: FCC 'net neutrality' vote and what it means
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes....

Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries....

Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix....

GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same kind of conservative in the White House....

Investigators find 32,000 emails in IRS probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Investigators said Thursday they have recovered 32,000 emails related to a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal....

Jindal tells GOP Congress to 'grow a spine' on DHS funding
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday had a tough message for fellow Republicans who were wrestling with how to fund the Homeland Security Department: "Grow a spine."...

US: China is expanding its South China Sea outposts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- China is expanding its outposts in the South China Sea to include stationing for ships and potential airfields as part of its "aggressive" effort to exert sovereignty, the U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday....

Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world....

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