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Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the Internet....

At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors
OSO, Wash. (AP) -- Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation's solidarity with those who are enduring "unimaginable pain and difficulty" in the aftermath of the destruction....

Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America....

US clears Egypt for some military assistance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance....

Miami youth group helped 'Cuban Twitter'
MIAMI (AP) -- Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government's secret "Cuban Twitter" program, connecting contractors with potential investors and serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned....

Ukraine orders new military operation in the east
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire....

Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday....

Obama congratulates US winner of Boston Marathon
OSO, Wash. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has congratulated Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH'-gee) on becoming the first American man in 31 years to win the Boston Marathon....

US weighs curbing deportations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson....

IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday....

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US clears Egypt for some military assistance

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Lawmakers trying to restrict solitary confinement

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New Jersey panel orders testimony on traffic jams

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

DNC raises $10.3M in March, has $14M in debt


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