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VA to review status of Marines affected by tainted water

Posted: 08/03/2015 - The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will begin reviewing the disability status of Marines who developed cancers and other conditions due to exposure to chemicals that contaminated the water at Camp Lejeune for more than 30 years.

Texas attorney general charged with fraud

Posted: 08/03/2015 - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been booked at a Dallas-area jail on felony charges alleging that he misled investors before becoming the state's top lawyer.

Beverage group sues city over soda warnings, advertising ban

Updated: 07/27/2015 - The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment.
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Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist

Updated: 07/27/2015 - Secretary of State John Kerry formally launched the annual U.S. assessment of how 188 governments around the world have performed in fighting the flesh trade and other forms of exploitative labor.

Gov. McCrory intends to veto sales tax bill

Updated: 07/21/2015 - Gov. Pat McCrory says he will veto a Senate bill to redistribute more sales dollars to rural North Carolina counties, a promise which prompted a bitter response from Sen. Harry Brown of Onslow County.

State House gives final nod to controversial monuments bill

Updated: 07/21/2015 - The North Carolina House has passed controversial legislation that protects historical monuments and memorials, overcoming hours of debate launched by Democrats who condemned the bill for preserving Confederate symbols.

McCain: Trump owes apology to veterans, not to him

Updated: 07/20/2015 - Sen. John McCain said Monday that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn't need to apologize to him for remarks about his captivity in Vietnam, but should tell veterans he's sorry.

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