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Cornyn lowers expectations on criminal justice reform
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Cornyn lowers expectations on criminal justice reform

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A widening Republican rift over revamping the nation's criminal justice system is dashing hopes for overhaul in the final year of President Barack Obama's tenure despite strong bipartisan support and a concerted effort by the second-ranking ...
High court uphold's Obama administration's energy conservation program
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High court uphold's Obama administration's energy conservation program

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand. The justices ruled 6-2 that the...
NAACP prez calls for 'external entity' to perform citywide racism inquiry
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NAACP prez calls for 'external entity' to perform citywide racism inquiry

Boston's NAACP chief is calling for the city's schools to hire an outside firm to probe race relations district-wide, while students across the city are being called on to wear all black to class today in support of Boston Latin's student protests of indiffere...