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A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said Wednesday as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere.
Democrats fed up with the health insurance industry used President Barack Obama's overhaul to create nonprofit co-ops that would compete against entrenched corporations. Taxpayers put up $2.4 billion in loans to get the co-ops going.
In a switch from four years ago, Rick Perry is no longer making an all-out appeal to Iowa evangelicals a centerpiece of his Republican presidential campaign.
Facing a Friday deadline, the Senate is on track to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care and leave a raft of unresolved issues for a jam-packed congressional agenda in the fall.
After a terrible winter, the economy is improving, with a solid rebound in the spring expected to be followed by stronger growth in the second half of the year.