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Judge says Idaho can’t require open primaries

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday ruled unconstitutional Idaho’s requirement that the Republican party hold an open primary, a decision which, if upheld, could mean an overhaul of the state’s election laws. Read the full story.
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Top U.S. officials cautious on Libya no-fly zone

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior U.S. officials on Wednesday stressed the diplomatic and military risks of imposing a “no-fly” zone over Libya to help rebels fighting Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, saying such a move was not imminent. Read the full story.
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Ex-Governor Roemer to launch presidential bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer said on Wednesday he plans to take a step toward a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 and campaign against business-as-usual in Washington. Read the full story.
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U.S. looking at new moves on Somalia piracy: Clinton

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is looking at new strategies to fight pirates off Somalia, who last month killed four Americans and represent a growing threat to sea traffic, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday. Read the full story.
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Frank sees gay equality "in my lifetime"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The highest-profile openly gay lawmaker predicted on Wednesday that the United States could soon see an end to legalized discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender. Read the full story.
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Senators uneasy about Afghanistan, Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two senior Republican senators expressed unease on Wednesday about what was being accomplished by U.S. policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, saying matters were drifting and disheartening. Read the full story.
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Court removes Charlie Sheen’s sons from his home

Charlie Sheen said Wednesday that after his two young sons were removed from his house overnight, he’s “very calm and focused” but ready to fight to get them back. Interviewed live on NBC’s “Today” show, Sheen said the nearly 2-year-old twins, Bob and Max, were removed after a court order was granted to his estranged wife, Brooke Mueller, who is their mother. Mueller is claiming the youngsters shouldn’t be raised in that environment, where Sheen lives with his two “goddess” girlfriends and where partying that Sheen has described as “epic” has taken place. The star of CBS’ “Two and a
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