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Budget Talks Resume Amid Pessimism Over Border Differences

WASHINGTON — Budget negotiators will meet Monday to revive talks over border security issues that are central to legislation to prevent key parts of the government from shutting down on Saturday, but an air of pessimism remains after talks broke down over the ...
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Is Mandating E-Receipts Smart? Or Nanny State Legislation?

SACRAMENTO — California would become the first state to require businesses to offer electronic receipts unless customers ask for paper copies under legislation proposed Tuesday. Many businesses and consumers already are moving toward e-receipts, said Democr...
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Trump Prods McConnell on Sentencing Bill: ‘Go for It Mitch!’

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal justice bill has angered top Republican senators and created an unusual rift with a longtime GOP ally, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. And on Friday, it also bro...
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House Democrats Promise Action on LGBTQ Rights Bill

WASHINGTON — Just days ahead of a midterm election they hope will deliver them a majority, House Democrats are promising to prioritize anti-discrimination legislation that would for the first time establish widespread equal rights protections for LGBTQ individ...