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What happens to online accounts when you die?

July 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — You’ve probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. more »»

Walker ad attacks Burke on outsourcing

July 17, 2014 By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Republican Gov. more »»

Gay Republican candidate faces criticism from opposing camps

July 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Carl DeMaio is one of three openly gay Republicans running for Congress this year, but he’s the only one who has managed to make political adversaries of both social conservative and ga... more »»

Democrats scour records for provocative comments

July 15, 2014 DES MOINES, Iowa — As the nation’s midsection has grown more conservative and Republican, Democrats have sometimes had to rest their hopes on well-positioned GOP contenders imploding with their own... more »»

Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost emails

July 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party controversy. U.S. more »»

Senate Majority Leader Reid blocks votes on gun proposals

July 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights Wednesday that could have been a political thorn for Democrats seeking to retain control of the... more »»

For Obama, ‘hope’ now a fight against cynicism

July 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — To hear President Barack Obama describe it, there’s a creeping case of cynicism setting in across the country, leading Americans to suspect that not only is Washington broken, it’s... more »»

Voter gloominess shapes race for Illinois governor

July 8, 2014 CHICAGO — The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, decades-long battles against corruption — and another... more »»

Man with odd sentence stuck with life in prison

July 7, 2014 JACKSON — Good conduct makes Leon Echols eligible for a number of jobs in prison: porter, barber, coo. more »»

And shame on the voters

July 5, 2014 The taxpayers of Kingsford are screwed again. more »»

Celebrating U.S. independence

July 4, 2014 As we gather with friends and family across northern Michigan to celebrate the 4th of July this week, it is my hope those who have sacrificed so much will not be forgotten. more »»

32 states trail U.S. as a whole in job recovery

July 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven’t regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has. more »»

Obamacare sign-ups dogged by data flaws

July 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — Many of the 8 million Americans signed up under the new health care law now have to clear up questions about their personal information that could affect their coverage. more »»

Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

July 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the... more »»

Better campus stats needed on dating violence

June 23, 2014 WASHINGTON— The Obama administration wants colleges and universities to compile statistics on stalking, dating violence and domestic violence as part of its ongoing effort to curb sexual assaults on... more »»

Foreign policy gone astray

June 21, 2014 Heroin has made a comeback, oddly enough that has happened since we have been in Afghanistan. more »»

Poll: Many still struggle to pay health premiums

June 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — Most people who signed up under President Barack Obama’s health care law rate their new insurance highly, but a substantial number are struggling with the cost, according to a poll... more »»

GPS tracking case has left unsettled questions

June 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — Judges around the country are grappling with the ripple effects of a 2-year-old Supreme Court ruling on GPS tracking, reaching conflicting conclusions on the case’s broader meaning and... more »»

2016 chances may be hurt by GOP’s midterm strength

June 17, 2014 DENVER — Republican strength in this year’s House and Senate races could, strangely enough, hurt the party’s presidential chances by stalling the changes in style and policy advocated after Mitt... more »»

What lawmakers did, didn’t do before their summer break

June 16, 2014 LANSING — Late-night wrangling over hiking taxes to improve roads overshadowed Michigan lawmakers’ final days in Lansing before they broke for much of the summer. more »»



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