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Government to review Northwestern bid to unionize
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Labor Relations Board has granted Northwestern University's request that it review its ruling that football players at the university are essentially employees of the school with full collective bargaining rights.... 4/24/2014 4:33 PM

After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday.... 4/24/2014 4:31 PM

Nevada rancher condemned for racist remarks
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Nevada rancher who has become a conservative folk hero for resisting the federal government's attempts to round up his cattle faced sharp criticism Thursday for racist comments published in a New York Times article.... 4/24/2014 2:20 PM

NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.... 4/24/2014 1:39 PM

GOP senators attack Obama deportations review
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American citizens" by considering administrative changes to the nation's deportations policy.... 4/24/2014 11:44 AM

Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan
CHICAGO (AP) -- An American pediatrician killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire Thursday at a Kabul hospital was dedicated to helping poor children, volunteering in Afghanistan to train young doctors and periodically returning to Chicago to work in a Christian clinic on the city's southwest side.... 4/24/2014 4:37 PM

Navy probes report of gunman at San Diego base
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego is being searched after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there.... 4/24/2014 4:46 PM

Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- After months of deliberation over what to do with Oregon's botched online health exchange, an advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the state drop the site for private policies and have Oregonians instead shop for them on the federal online marketplace.... 4/24/2014 3:11 PM

Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home
OPAL, Wyo. (AP) -- Residents were allowed to return home Thursday, nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural-gas processing plant forced the evacuation of their small southwestern Wyoming town.... 4/24/2014 3:35 PM

South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit
TOKYO (AP) -- When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.... 4/24/2014 2:14 PM