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Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

Posted: 06/18/2014 - Two senators are proposing to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades as Congress struggles with how to pay for highway and transit programs.

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US man, 89, held on Nazi death camp charges

Posted: 06/18/2014 - An 89-year-old Philadelphia man has been ordered held without bail on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000 Jewish men, women and children while he was a guard at the Auschwitz death camp.

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Car with 3 dead apparently parked for hours

Posted: 06/18/2014 - Police say a car had apparently been parked in a Maryland school parking lot for hours before a woman and her two young daughters were found dead inside the vehicle.

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Patent office cancels trademark for Redskins name

Posted: 06/18/2014 - The U.S. Patent Office has ruled the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.

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Boehner opposes working with Iran to aid Iraq

Posted: 06/18/2014 - House Speaker John Boehner says the United States should not be talking to Iran about a joint effort to help the Iraqi government battle insurgents who have been overrunning large swaths of that country.

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California sugary drink warning label effort fails

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A legislative committee has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks, effectively killing the legislation.

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New Jersey hospital to offer veterans priority

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Veterans will go to the front of the line at a private New Jersey health care system under a new program being started in response to problems with the federal Veterans Administration's health system.

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Lawmakers who supported Iraq war are wary now

Posted: 06/17/2014 - One Republican senator says the conflict between Iraq's Shiites and Sunnis has been going on for 1,500 years -- and he says, "Whatever we do, it's not going to go away."

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Nanny rescues child who fell in septic hole

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Authorities in New Jersey say a nanny climbed into a 15-foot-deep septic hole and rescued a 3-year-old neighbor who was up to her neck in water.

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Three executions scheduled this week

Posted: 06/17/2014 - There have been no U.S. executions in the seven weeks since an Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack after a botched lethal injection. That soon could change, with three scheduled this week in the span of about 24 hours.

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Fish evacuated from hatcheries due to drought

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Rainbow trout and steelhead are being evacuated from two hatcheries on the American River amid concern California's drought will cause the water to become warm enough to kill the fish.

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