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EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new government rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday....

Rick Santorum launching second White House run
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said....

Travel ban ends for Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bergdahl
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, until they were released last year in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, raising the possibility that the five can move freely around the world as early as Monday....

Clinton returns to South Carolina, site of humbling '08 loss
ATLANTA (AP) -- The last time Hillary Rodman Clinton was in South Carolina, it was 2008 and she was on her way to losing the state's presidential primary to then-Sen. Barack Obama by close to 30 points....

Congress wants to know how thieves stole tax info from IRS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website....

Former Obama legal adviser Meltzer dies
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- A Harvard Law School professor who served as a top legal adviser to President Barack Obama has died. Daniel Meltzer was 63....

Bill Clinton company shows complexity of family finances
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton's growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or assets that the former president has legally used to provide consulting and other services, but which demonstrates the complexity of the family's finances....

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash....

Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures....

Obama to raise money for Democratic Party in Miami
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is heading to South Florida to raise money for the Democratic Party as it gears up for the campaign to succeed him....

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