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Delegates can change Republican convention rules
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Delegates can change Republican convention rules

Forty-two rules govern the Republican Party and how it picks a presidential candidate. Yet with the nomination potentially being decided at July’s party convention, one reality prevails: Delegates can change their procedures to help or hurt any candidate.
UT homicide spurs campus carry debate
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UT homicide spurs campus carry debate

Diving into a politically sensitive topic, a group supporting gun rights said Monday that the recent death of a University of Texas freshman showed the folly of limiting the reach of the guns-on-campus law that will go into effect in August.
Paul Ryan set to blow budget deadline
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Paul Ryan set to blow budget deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are about to blow through a statutory deadline to pass an annual budget, a major embarrassment for Speaker Paul Ryan that raises questions about his stewardship of the House despite his high profile on the national stage. ...
Sanders cheers strikers as 39K Verizon workers walk out
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Sanders cheers strikers as 39K Verizon workers walk out

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheered on striking Verizon workers Wednesday after 39,000 landline and cable employees walked off the job. Sanders told workers at a picket line in Brooklyn they displayed courage by standing...
'Affluenza' teen Ethan Couch sentenced to 720 days in jail
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'Affluenza' teen Ethan Couch sentenced to 720 days in jail

The Texas teen who used the now infamous “affluenza” defense after killing four people in a drunk driving accident will serve nearly two years in jail, a judge ruled on Wednesday. The ruling came after an hour of arguments about whether a judge in an adult ...
Black Lives Matter takes over Chicago expressway after black gang member shot by cop
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Black Lives Matter takes over Chicago expressway after black gang member shot by cop

Karen Winters knows how easily boys are drawn to a life of violence in the Homan Square neighborhood. But she still can’t understand how her 16-year-old nephew ended up shot to death after allegedly threatening a Chicago police officer with a gun during a brie...