Minden Press-Herald

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Jul 30th

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White House warns Obama could go around Congress

White House warns Obama could go around Congress

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will work with Congress where he can and circumvent lawmakers where he must, his top advisers warned Sunday in previewing Tuesday's State of the Union speech.

Obama faces a politically divided Congress on Tuesday and will use his annual address to demand expanded economic opportunity. Absent legislative action, the White House is telling lawmakers that the president is ready to take unilateral action to close the gap between rich and poor Americans.

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Parades, marches and service projects to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Parades, marches and service projects to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

ATLANTA — The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects.
King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is t...

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Times Square crystal ball installed above New York

Times Square crystal ball installed above New York

NEW YORK - Electricians working atop a New York City skyscraper on Friday installed the last of the 2,688 crystal triangles that give the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball...

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Partial government shutdown in place

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a...

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Picture of gunman's path to Washington Navy Yard clearer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Through a wall at his Rhode Island hotel, Aaron Alexis could hear them — voices harassing him, wanting to harm him. He couldn't sleep. He believed peopl...

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Contract worker behind Navy Yard shooting rampage

Contract worker behind Navy Yard shooting rampage

WASHINGTON — The deadly attack at the Washington Navy Yard was carried out by one of the military's own: a defense contract employee and former Navy reservist who used a ...

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Fleming on Obamacare

Fleming on Obamacare

The October 1 deadline for the enaction of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is just a few weeks away.

Congressman John Fleming, R-Minden, says he is concerned ...

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