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Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.... 7/29/2014 4:32 PM

Immigration overload: The debate in governor races
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The federal government has placed as many as 30,000 minors who have crossed the border illegally with sponsors across the country, spurring a wide range of reactions from governors, many of whom are up for re-election this fall.... 7/29/2014 12:11 PM

Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children
DALLAS (AP) -- Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.... 7/29/2014 4:46 PM

US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.... 7/29/2014 2:54 PM

APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college's provost said Tuesday.... 7/29/2014 4:31 PM

Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.... 7/29/2014 4:44 PM

Peace camp in US unites Israeli, Palestinian teens
It's no surprise Noa Epstein worries about the safety of her husband, a reservist in the Israeli army called to duty as war smolders in the Gaza Strip. But, still carrying memories of a transformative summer camp experience nearly two decades ago, she knows there is another side to the conflict, and she is filled with concern for the Palestinians too.... 7/29/2014 2:55 PM

Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first's lady's "crush" on a businessman accused of lavishing them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company.... 7/29/2014 3:59 PM

Vegas illegal betting suspects freed from custody
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release.... 7/29/2014 3:44 PM

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.... 7/29/2014 3:48 PM