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Blizzard expected to bring New York to standstill; subway to shut down
Snow and powerful winds swept into the Northeast on Monday as a storm predicted to grow into a major blizzard prompted mass transit shutdowns, highway closures, thousands of airline flight cancellations and a ban on driving in New York City and on major roads across the region.
(Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:31:00 PST)

Lawyers for Georgia death row inmate who has IQ of 70 ask for clemency
A Georgia death row inmate with an IQ of 70 is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection this week in a case that his defense argues is a "grotesque" miscarriage of justice.
(Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:04:00 PST)

Supreme Court knocks down promised health benefits for union retirees
The Supreme Court cast doubt Monday on the future of old union contracts that had promised lifetime health benefits for retired workers and their families.
(Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:45:00 PST)

Drone crashes at White House; its operator contacts Secret Service
The operator of a small drone that crashed on the White House grounds early Monday morning has acknowledged operating the device and is cooperating with Secret Service officials, according to a statement from the agency.
(Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:09:00 PST)

Cruz, Christie, Walker, other Republicans land in Iowa. But no Romney or Bush
The 2016 presidential contest descended upon Iowa on Saturday in a marathon bout of political speed-dating that did little to clarify the vast choices likely to face Republican voters over the next year.
(Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:44:00 PST)

Throngs of New York commuters rushing home as blizzard intensifies
As a powerful blizzard barreled toward the Northeast, commuters were learning the hard way that it was becoming more difficult to get anywhere from here.
(Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:45:00 PST)

Democrats block Keystone bill in setback for Senate Republicans
Swift Senate passage of legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline ran into trouble Monday after Democrats temporarily blocked the measure from advancing.
(Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:34:00 PST)

Obamacare cost to be 20% less than forecast, budget office says
President Obama's healthcare law will cost about 20% less over the next decade than originally projected, the Congressional Budget Office reported Monday, in part because lower-than-expected healthcare inflation has led to smaller premiums.
(Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:37:00 PST)

Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell to remain free on bail pending appeal
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will not have to report to a federal prison in two weeks, a federal appeals court said Monday, in a move that bodes well for McDonnell’s appeal of his conviction on public corruption charges.
(Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:25:00 PST)

Federal deficit lowest since Great Recession amid solid economic growth
Echoing other upbeat forecasts, a new report Monday said the federal deficit is on track to hit its lowest level in years as economic growth continues at a solid pace for fiscal 2016.
(Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:21:00 PST)

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