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Big healthcare decisions loom for Georgia in election’s wake
Now that President Barack Obama’s re-election has secured the survival of his health care law, Georgia’s Republican leaders must decide whether to help shape how the law will work here or cede control to the federal government. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Huntsville schedules public hearing tonight on $100M master plan for John Hunt Park
Huntsville residents will get a chance to learn more about a $100M master plan for John Hunt Park during a public forum tonight. Birmingham Business Journal
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Judge to hold fairness hearing on BP settlement
NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans is set to hold a hearing on whether a proposed class-action deal is a fair settlement for economic damage claims from the BP oil spill. Fuel Fix
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U.S. oil production sets new record
U.S. oil production rose to the highest in almost 18 years as a shale drilling boom cut reliance on foreign fuel and nudged the country closer to energy independence. Fuel Fix
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Texas Instruments to build Sugar Land facility, employ 375
After shutting down another Fort Bend County facility, Texas Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: TXN) will invest $35 million to build a business and development center in Sugar Land that will employ 375 people. Houston Business Journal
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Legislative challenges ahead for new NC governor, Pat McCrory
RALEIGH Pat McCrory on Thursday will set foot in the Capitol for the first time as governor-elect. A block north, he will see a major challenge facing his administration: the N.C. General Assembly. His party captured a supermajority in the state legislature, but the power dynamic in Raleigh remains uncertain. Charlotte Observer
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States face swift deadline on health exchanges
Tuesday’s election ensures that President Barack Obama’s health care law marches on — but once again, its success is at the mercy of the states. Whether the Affordable Care Act eventually manages to expand coverage to 30 million-plus people will largely depend on whether states opposing the massive overhaul will now accept the law’s inevitability and set a path for getting it up and running within their borders. And states are going to have some major deciding to do in a short amount of time. Politico
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Reeling conservatives face ‘recalibration’ at their core
Republicans found themselves facing agonizing day-after questions Wednesday that they admit are nearly impossible to answer while trying to hold together their diverse electoral coalition and ensure their survival as America’s conservative party. washingtontimes.com
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Youth vote decides presidential election – again. Is this the new normal?
Millennials made it to the polls in droves Tuesday – proving themselves a central voting bloc in swing states and defying speculation that their enthusiasm had waned since the days of Barack Obama’s historic candidacy in 2008. Christian Science Monitor
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Allen West appears to have lost, but won’t concede
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, GOP Rep. Allen West trails his Democratic challenger, Patrick Murphy, by about 2,500 votes. The race for his south Florida-based district still hasn’t been called by the AP, however. Herald Tribune
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