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NRA launches $1.3M ad buy for Cotton

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The National Rifle Association on Tuesday said it's launching a $1.3 million television ad campaign to promote Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, a little over a year after the group ran radio ads defending Pryor's record on guns.

Advocates, Florida delegation push immigration program to help rebuild Haiti

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

A bipartisan group of members of the House of Representatives – including those from South Florida – is pushing the Obama administration to create an immigration program for Haitians that would accelerate the flow of immigrants from that country and help it recover from a devastating 2010 earthquake.

Pryor and Cotton tangle over missed votes, debate

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican rival U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton are tangling over missed votes in the House and the format of their upcoming televised debate as their nationally watched race heats up.

Obama takes center stage in Kentucky's Senate race

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

President Barack Obama is playing a starring role in Kentucky's fierce Senate race, with new ads putting him at the center of the contest for Republican Mitch McConnell's seat despite Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' explicit effort to distance herself from the unpopular president.

Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded.

AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

New Jersey sells 1 pension fund investment

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

New Jersey has sold its pension fund investment in a venture capital firm that has connections to a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate.

Sen. Burr planning for re-election bid in 2016

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he's expecting to run for a third U.S. Senate term in 2016.

How the Media Insight Project survey was conducted

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The Media Insight Project survey on news consumption and perceptions among Hispanic and African-American audiences was conducted from Jan. 9-Feb. 16 by NORC at the University of Chicago. It is based on landline and cellphone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,492 adults. Interviews included 1,006 respondents on landline telephones and 486 on cellphones. The sample included oversamples of 318 non-Hispanic African- American adults and 358 Hispanic adults.