County Councilor Madore's labor resolutions appear dead, for now

7:29 p.m. April 22

Councilor David Madore's two proposed labor union resolutions, which have incited protests and demonstrations at county meetings for more than a month, appear to have died.

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Boehner: OK to swap agency budget boosts for other cuts

10:11 a.m. April 23

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he'd welcome a bipartisan move to replace budget cuts to domestic agencies and the Pentagon with cuts elsewhere in the government's almost $4 trillion budget.

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EU leaders commit ships, aid for action on Med migrants

9:53 a.m. April 23

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders on Thursday started committing new resources to save lives in the Mediterranean at an emergency summit convened after hundreds of migrants drowned in the space of a few days, and discussed action to destroy vessels that could be used for trafficking.