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    Detroit makes pension deal with already retired cops and firefighters

    DETROIT (AP) -- The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions but trim annual cost-of-living payments - the first major agreement with retirees in the bankruptcy case, mediators announced Tuesday. The city retreated from an ... Read More

    Amnesty Advocates Warn of Peril for Obama and Democrats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has been sl ... Read More

    NYC Leaders End Muslim Surveillance Program

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been tra ... Read More

    Seattle socialists attempt to put $15 minimum wage on ballot

    SEATTLE (AP) — A group seeking a $15 an hour minimum wage filed paperwork Monday for a voter measure that would amend the Seattle charter, a move aiming to increase pressure on Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council to pass an increase without exemptions or delays. The group known as 15 Now must colle ... Read More

    Chelsea Clinton says she could run for NYC mayor or U.S. Senate

    Chelsea Clinton said in a recent interview that she would consider running for office in New York if she didn't support her representatives. "I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected representatives," the 34-year-old told Fast Company. "If at some point that weren't the ... Read More

    Court upholds EPA emission standards

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its ruling, the court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to clean ... Read More

    Social Security halts effort to collect decades old debts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago. Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin said Monday she has directed an immediate ... Read More

    Driving scared: Spate of random highway shootings in KC

    The Grandview man admits he's a little nervous behind the wheel these days. When it comes to taking his daughter to college in the morning, he avoids the more convenient Kansas City highways and maneuvers through backstreets. When he's driving, he's looking around. "I'm more aware of who's driving a ... Read More

    This is not your father's weed

    When it comes to quality and potency, Colorado pot is at the high end of the spectrum. "There is no place in the world where you can buy as strong marijuana legally as you can in Colorado," said Mark Overman, sheriff of Scotts Bluff County, Neb. "It's the most powerful stuff you can find." Overman i ... Read More

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