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Apr 23, 2014
Apr 23, 2014

Democratic governors group challenges Connecticut campaign finance law

By Scott Malone

(Reuters) – The U.S. Democratic Governors’ Association on Wednesday sued the state of Connecticut, saying its laws on political spending are unconstitutionally broad and limit the ability of political groups to buy independent ads backing candidates.

The group said in papers filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut that the state unfairly treats independent money spent on ads and other political messages by the national group as contributions to particular candidates, and thus subject to campaign finance limits.

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Apr 22, 2014

Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon, first U.S. victor in decades

BOSTON (Reuters) – Meb Keflezighi on Monday became the first U.S. male athlete to win the Boston Marathon in three decades as onlookers chanted “USA! USA!,” an emotional performance in a city still recovering from last year’s fatal bombing attack.

Keflezighi, who was born in Eritrea but is now a U.S. citizen, pulled ahead of a pack of elite African runners a little more than halfway into the race and held off a late challenge by Kenya’s Wilson Chebet to finish in two hours, eight minutes and 37 seconds.

Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014

U.S. runner Flanagan vows to return to Boston Marathon – and win

BOSTON (Reuters) – A little more than an hour after finishing Monday’s Boston Marathon with a personal-best performance that nonetheless left her in seventh place, American Shalane Flanagan made a bold vow.

“I could say right now, yes, I will be back here until I win it,” the 32-year-old three-time Olympian told reporters after finishing the race in two hours, 22 minutes and two seconds, more than three minutes faster than her previous best but also three minutes behind Kenyan victor Rita Jeptoo.

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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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