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Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic....

5 things to know about 'net neutrality'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry:...

Bush: I'm a conservative, with a record of fiscal prudence
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- In an impassioned speech to an influential anti-tax group, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ticked though eight years of tax cuts and economic growth, and said it could be done nationally, should he continue on his path to an all-but-declared Republican candidacy for president....

House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal....

GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same kind of conservative in the White House....

Investigators find 32,000 emails in IRS probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Investigators said Thursday they have recovered 32,000 emails related to a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal....

Jindal tells GOP Congress to 'grow a spine' on DHS funding
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday had a tough message for fellow Republicans who were wrestling with how to fund the Homeland Security Department: "Grow a spine."...

US: China is expanding its South China Sea outposts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- China is expanding its outposts in the South China Sea to include stationing for ships and potential airfields as part of its "aggressive" effort to exert sovereignty, the U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday....

Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world....

Bush: I'm a conservative, with a record of fiscal prudence
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- In an impassioned speech to an influential anti-tax group, Jeb Bush ticked though eight years of tax cuts and economic growth during his time as Florida governor, and said it could be done nationally....

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