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  • Arizona's state treasurer claims victory in Republican primary  - (Posted 3 hours ago at Reuters)
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey claimed victory on Tuesday in the race to be the Republican nominee to replace outgoing Governor Jan Brewer, who has repeatedly clashed with the Obama administration over illegal immigration.
  • California Senate approves measure banning warrantless drone surveillance  - (Posted 3 hours ago at Reuters)
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The California State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday imposing strict regulations on how law enforcement and other government agencies can use drones, a move supporters said will protect privacy and prevent warrantless surveillance.
  • Crist wins Florida Democratic primary in governor's race  - (Posted 6 hours ago at Reuters)
    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Charlie Crist won the Democratic nomination for Florida governor on Tuesday, defeating his primary challenger with almost 75 percent of the vote and setting the stage for a nationally watched governor's race.
  • Mexican president thanks California for aiding undocumented migrants  - (Posted 8 hours ago at Reuters)
    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto thanked California on Thursday for improving the lives of immigrants from his country, including legalizing drivers' licenses for undocumented migrants and making it easier for them to work and start businesses.
  • Ex-Virginia governor spars with prosecutor in corruption trial  - (Posted 9 hours ago at Reuters)
    RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell said on Tuesday a federal prosecutor was "completely off base" to suggest that he had provided help to a dietary supplement businessman in exchange for loans.
  • Colorado governor defends death sentence comment as 'hypothetical'  - (Posted 10 hours ago at Reuters)
    DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said on Tuesday that he was responding to a hypothetical question when he raised the possibility of granting clemency to the state's longest-serving death row inmate should he lose his re-election bid in November.
  • No deaths linked to troubled U.S. veterans hospital  - (Posted 10 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A probe into long waits for medical treatment at Veterans Affairs facilities in Phoenix documented suffering by sick veterans affected by cover-ups of wait-list delays but did not find evidence that the shoddy care had caused patient deaths.
  • NYC police union blasts mayor, urges Democrats to snub convention bid  - (Posted 11 hours ago at Reuters)
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City police union leader on Tuesday castigated Mayor Bill de Blasio and his bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, saying the city was losing ground in the fight against crime since he took office in January.
  • Florida primary vote sets stage for big governor's race  - (Posted 11 hours ago at Reuters)
    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Florida voters wrapped up a light day of voting on Tuesday in a primary election that will finalize the ballot for one of the nation's most expensive and competitive governor's races.
  • Obama tells veterans better mental health care on the way  - (Posted 12 hours ago at Reuters)
    CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to make amends with veterans on Tuesday, announcing steps to expand their access to mental health care and an initiative with financial companies to lower home loan costs for military families.
  • Former deputy rips Florida Governor Scott in new book  - (Posted 13 hours ago at Reuters)
    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll has slammed Governor Rick Scott's leadership team, describing it in a new book as a "boys' club" that she says sidelined, belittled and betrayed her.
  • U.S. names Connecticut official to lead federal Obamacare marketplace  - (Posted 15 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday named the head of Connecticut's state health exchange to oversee the federal marketplace that provides subsidized private health insurance to consumers in 36 states under Obamacare.
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