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By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat, will run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, saying in a video posted to her website on Monday that she would "fight my heart out" for constituents. Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran who lost both legs after her helicopter was hit by…

New York state’s senate has passed a $ 142 billion budget, it said in a statement on Tuesday. State lawmakers agreed on a budget plan late Sunday that includes much-debated reforms to the education system and ethics standards for lawmakers, Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said in statement at the time. “This fifth consecutive…

The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people. The bill advancing in the Republican-led Arkansas legislature says “governments should not substantially burden the free exercise of religion without compelling justification.” Supporters say…

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