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Where in the world do people spend the highest portions of their paychecks on gasoline? Even though Norwegians have the highest gas prices in the world at a whopping $9.26 a gallon, they’re well able to afford it due to their high income levels.

Senate cancels vote on Obama Social Security pick

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President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Social Security Administration has run into more trouble after Senate Democrats canceled a procedural vote on her nomination. Obama nominated Carolyn W. Colvin …

Senate cancels vote on Obama Social Security pick

Texas weighs allowing open carry of handguns

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Long depicted as the rootin’-tootin’ capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns.

Texas weighs allowing open carry of handguns

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WASHINGTON (AP) — One colleague called the tactics of tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz on the $1.1 trillion spending bill a painful echo of last year’s 16-day partial government shutdown.