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[28 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Tone Softens on Connecticut Budget | ]

A weekslong impasse over the state budget in Connecticut, marked by bitter exchanges and finger-pointing, is showing signs of easing. The state’s top Democrats—those who control the Legislature and Gov. Dannel Malloy—appeared ready Thursday to start negotiating.

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[28 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on City Says Homeless Numbers Are Down | ]

Some homeless advocates disagree, saying the annual survey’s methodology is flawed.

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[28 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Atlantic City, America’s Worst-Rated Town, Stares at Default | ]

Atlantic City has so little money left that it could miss a $1.8 million bond payment due Sunday, a step that would make it the first New Jersey municipality to default on debt since the Great Depression.

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[28 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Venezuelan Opposition Effort to Recall Leader Advances | ]

The opposition said it collected five times the signatures needed to begin a monthslong recall effort against President Nicolás Maduro, seizing on growing public anger over Venezuela’s deep recession.

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[28 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on China Gives Police Broad Powers Over Foreign Nonprofits | ]

Legislators pass a controversial new law on NGOs that reinforces President Xi Jinping’s drive to consolidate government control over China’s society, culture and economy.

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[28 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on GOP Lawmakers Warm to Trump | ]

A new attitude among some Republicans on Capitol Hill is emerging. Icy glares are starting to thaw. More Republicans are slowly beginning to express support for candidacy of GOP front-runner Donald Trump.

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[28 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on California Takes Spotlight in GOP Primary Race | ]

Republican presidential candidates are slated to address California’s GOP convention this week as they campaign in the delegate-rich state that might play a determinant role in choosing the party’s nominee for the first time in a generation.

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[28 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on African Farmers Get No Break at Gas Pump, Despite Plunge in Oil Prices | ]

Falling oil prices aren’t trickling down as cheaper gasoline for African farmers, further straining a region roiled by the commodity crash and a record drought.

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[28 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Prosecutors File Fresh Charges in Petrobras Scandal | ]

Brazilian prosecutors filed charges against the strategist behind President Dilma Rousseff´s successful electoral campaigns in 2010 and 2014, as well as against the former head of Brazil’s biggest construction company.

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[28 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s Girlfriend Gets 21 More Months in Prison | ]

A federal judge sentenced the girlfriend of convicted crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger to 21 additional months in prison for refusing to say who else might have helped the gangster during his 16 years on the run.