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Renewed Push to Close Gitmo Faces Test
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Obama’s renewed call to close the Guantanamo Bay prison faces its first Capitol Hill test, as lawmakers take up a bill expected to include restrictions on repatriating detainees or resettling them in third countries.

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Georgia Cracks Down on 'Pill Mills'
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Georgia will soon start requiring that new pain clinics be licensed by its state medical board and owned by physicians, major steps toward slowing the flow of illicit prescription-drug sales in the state.

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Obama Nominates Pritzker for Commerce
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The president nominated Penny Pritzker, a Chicago billionaire and Democratic donor, as commerce secretary, in a bid to jumpstart his trade agenda.

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Guilty Verdicts in Liu Trial
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City Comptroller John Liu’s former campaign treasurer, along with one of his longtime political backers, were found guilty by a federal jury of various charges involving campaign fraud.

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Top Posts Remain Vacant Throughout Obama Administration
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A backlog of vacancies in top posts throughout the Obama administration, especially in the State Department, has slowed policy making in a capital already known for inaction.     

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Food Aid Proposal Sets Off Infighting in Congress
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A proposal by the Obama administration to overhaul the $1.4 billion international program has sparked a jurisdictional fight that threatens to derail the plan.     

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Davis: Matching funds are still the best way to fight political corruption
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Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled legislation to make it easier for prosecutors to punish corrupt politicians and the private citizens who participate in their schemes. These are important changes that command broad support. But make no mistake: They do not …

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