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Court rules in favor of Arizona in English-language case

A ruling by a federal appeals court Monday has all but ended a two-decade legal fight over Arizona’s program for teaching English to children in schools. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Arizona ...

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3 states get feds’ OK for health insurance marketplaces

The Obama administration gave conditional approval Monday to Arkansas, Delaware and Pennsylvania to expand their roles in the insurance marketplaces created under the 2010 health care law, ahead of a high court decision that could wipe out federal health insurance ...

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US homebuilding drops in May, but pace stronger than in 2014

U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in May, but the pace of construction remains significantly higher than a year ago as the real estate sector increasingly reflects the stronger job market. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that housing starts ...

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Springfield manufacturer cited after worker’s death at plant

The federal government has cited a Springfield-based manufacturer after a worker at the company plant died in January. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday cited Ridewell Corp. with a willful violation after the employee died after he was ...

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In next strike against unions, GOP states go after wage laws

Expanding their battle with organized labor, Republican lawmakers in the Midwest are moving to scrap labor laws that help unions win a healthy share of the jobs on public works projects and bolster trade union membership. Conservative legislators are targeting ...

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Murder trial for Missouri attorney rescheduled for August

The murder trial of a suburban Kansas City attorney accused of killing her millionaire father and his girlfriend has been rescheduled for August. The Kansas City Star reports Susan Elizabeth Van Note of Lee’s Summit now will go to trial ...

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US judge gives partial victory to ex-AIG CEO in bailout case

A federal judge has handed a partial victory to the former CEO of American International Group, who claimed the government’s bailout of the insurance giant in the heat of the financial crisis was unfairly punitive. Judge Thomas Wheeler ruled Monday ...

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Schnucks pays $65K to settle federal prescription drug probe

The Schnucks grocery store chain has agreed to a $65,000 civil penalty in a federal investigation into its methods of dispensing prescription drugs in Illinois. Schnuck Markets Inc. was accused of filling prescriptions written by unauthorized practitioners at several southwestern ...

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Ceremony marks 800 years of Magna Carta signing

Queen Elizabeth II led commemorations Monday to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta — but the human rights the document helped enshrine are at the center of a modern political feud. British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. ...

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Court: Spouse can’t protest husband’s visa denial

A California woman can’t challenge the government’s decision to deny a visa to her spouse from Afghanistan, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The justices ruled 5-4 that Fauzia Din, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had no basis to protest after the visa ...

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