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Rubio finesses abortion stance criticized by Democrats

Rubio finesses abortion stance criticized by Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) – When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out a hard-line position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice. The Democratic front-runner quickly blasted Rubio’s assertion that he did not support abortion exceptions for victims of rape and incest as “offensive and troubling.” At Clinton’s Brooklyn campaign headquarters,…

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EPA nixes approval of new weed killer for engineered crops

EPA nixes approval of new weed killer for engineered crops

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans. The EPA announced the decision after receiving new information from manufacturer Dow AgroSciences that a weed killer called Enlist Duo, a combination of two popular older herbicides, is probably more…

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Applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 260,000

Applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 260,000

Businesses are holding onto their staffs and adding jobs at a solid pace as steady consumer spending has bolstered the economy

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