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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, state Sen. Bob Krist, of Omaha, speaks during debate in the Legislative Chamber in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is touting his conservative credentials on the national stage as he prepares for re-election. He faces fellow Republican Krystal Gabel in the Tuesday, May 15 primary. The Democratic primary field is composed of Krist, university instructor Tyler Davis and community activist Vanessa Ward, all of Omaha. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
May 15, 2018 - 9:38 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is touting his conservative credentials on the national stage as he prepares for a showdown with the winner of Tuesday's Democratic gubernatorial primary. The Republican governor has made recent appearances at the National Rifle Association's annual...
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Supco ruling would allow sports betting in states other than Nevada.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
May 14, 2018 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize betting on sports, breaking a longtime...
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People fill a hallway before a Seattle City Council meeting where the council was expected to vote on a "head tax" Monday, May 14, 2018, in Seattle. The council is to vote on a proposal to tax large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness. The plan would tax large businesses about $500 a year per worker to raise about $75 million a year for homeless services and affordable housing. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 14, 2018 - 8:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders on Monday unanimously approved a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fund the fight against homelessness after weeks of heated debate and raucous hearings. The City Council backed a compromise plan that will charge large businesses about $275 per...
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Supco ruling would allow sports betting in states other than Nevada.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
May 14, 2018 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Casino operator MGM Resorts International does not expect the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018 file photo, former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn speaks at a news conference in Oklahoma City. Coburn announced his support of an anti-tax group Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite. The anti-tax group is taking advantage of a rarely used provision of the Oklahoma Constitution to try and throw out hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue approved by the Legislature to provide new funding for teacher raises and public schools. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
May 14, 2018 - 4:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group representing Oklahoma teachers is asking the state's highest court to stop an effort to overturn a tax-hike package to fund teacher pay raises the Legislature approved amid a national uprising of educators seeking more classroom money. The Professional Oklahoma...
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May 14, 2018 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision by the Supreme Court means American sports fans will soon have many more places to place legal bets on the results of football, baseball, basketball, hockey and other games. Five states have the edge in the race to legalize sports betting because they already passed...
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In this March 15, 2018 photo, people watch coverage of the first round of the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 14, 2018 - 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states (all times local): 2:35 p.m. The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee says he'll propose legislation that would establish...
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May 12, 2018 - 7:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is urging the Senate to get its work done on funding before the August break, "or NOT GO HOME." The president tweeted Saturday that "Wall and Border Security should be included." He also said that he is "waiting for approval of almost 300 nominations, worst...
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May 10, 2018 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government swung to a surplus of $214.3 billion in April, primarily reflecting the revenue from that month's annual tax filing deadline. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that last month's surplus increased 17.4 percent from a year ago. The April surplus...
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In this Tuesday, May 8, 2018 photo, Congressman Robert Pittenger, second from right, and his wife, Suzanne, right, talk with constituents at the Hilltop restaurant in Monroe, N.C. The Rev. Mark Harris narrowly defeated Pittenger in the 9th District GOP primary Tuesday, according to complete, unofficial results — a reversal of their 2016 primary that Pittenger won by only 134 votes. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans surveying the midterm election landscape are sharpening their message and assessing their standing with voters after watching their colleagues' wipeout in high-profile primary elections this week. Republican congressmen lost across the board in key races. Two of...
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