Oregon senators call for gun control after Roseburg shooting

...S. senators are calling for tougher gun restrictions in the wake of a shooting at Umpqua Community College last week.Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley spoke Thursday at the U.S. Capitol.They're calling for mandatory background checks...
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California to phase out microbeads used in soaps, toothpaste

...electricity from renewable energy sources within 15 years and to double the energy efficiency of existing buildings.The Democratic governor also signed three oil spill protection bills, months after a pipeline leaked more than 100,000 gallons of crude...
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For Clinton, complications with her old boss arise

...on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has divided the Democratic base. Now that negotiations have concluded, Clinton Obama may be in the uncomfortable position of watching a Democratic debate next week in which none of the major candidates is...
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California governor signs aggressive climate change bill

...Commission. The boards' members are mostly appointed by the governor and have broad influence over the state's economic life.Democratic leaders blamed a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign by oil companies, which raised fears of job losses, for defeating...
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Approaching debate, Clinton, Sanders showing differences

...beginning to draw contrasts with her chief Democratic rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie affordability plans. And before Democratic audiences, she speaks of her deep ties...Congress, and one who considers himself a democratic socialist.While Republican presidential...
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United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

...a centerpiece of his international agenda.Obama has pursued the pact against the objections of many lawmakers in his own Democratic Party and instead forged rare consensus with Republicans.Trade unions and other critics say the deal will expose American...
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Right-to-die backers say California helps fight elsewhere

...nuanced positions.""In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death," wrote the Democratic governor, who has been treated for prostate cancer and melanoma. "I do not know what I would do if I were dying in prolonged...
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No shutdown: Bill OK'd to keep gov't open

...House Republicans opposed the measure by a clear margin, but Democratic support was unanimous.The legislation finances the government...McConnell is seeking to protect embattled incumbents in Democratic-leaning states such as Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, while...
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Iowans who sought to draft Christie in 2011, back him again

...Christie were charged with helping plot lane closures on an approach to the world's busiest bridge as payback against a Democratic mayor who didn't support Christie's re-election campaign. Christie has long denied he knew about it, and no evidence...
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Clinton breaks Keystone silence, says she opposes pipeline

...threat to the planet's climate.The Democratic presidential candidate said she decided...liberals who play a key role in the Democratic primaries and vigorously oppose the...a leading environmentalist and top Democratic donor, said it was a "clear example...
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