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U.S. Top News: Jeb Bush seeks money, talks education at home in Florida capitol

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Reuters Election 2012 Daily round-up of the day's top news from the campaign trail, the White House and all the politics in between
Jeb Bush seeks money, talks education at home in Florida capitol
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Republican Jeb Bush plans a high-profile visit to the Florida capital on Tuesday to raise money and showcase the education reforms that he started as the state's former governor, burnishing key credentials as he eyes a presidential bid.
U.S. Senate panel advances Carter for Secretary for Defense
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee voted 25-0 on Tuesday to back Ashton Carter as President Barack Obama's next Secretary of Defense, paving the way for what is expected to be an easy confirmation in the full Senate later this week.
Jury set to hear videotaped confession in New York boy's murder
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The videotaped confession of a man accused of murdering Etan Patz was to be played for a jury on Tuesday during his trial in the disappearance of the 6-year-old boy in 1979 that sparked a national movement to find missing children.
Schools, trains halted at Massachusetts digs out from record storm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Schools and most public transit systems remained closed around Boston on Tuesday as eastern Massachusetts dug out from its third major winter storm in two weeks.
New York conducts annual homeless count, critics say it's flawed
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of volunteers fanned out across New York before dawn on Tuesday to conduct the city's yearly homeless survey, trying to count the people who wander the sidewalks all night, sleep in subways for warmth or slip into the shadows to avoid being seen.
U.S. to establish new cybersecurity agency: official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is creating a new agency to monitor cybersecurity threats, pooling and analyzing information on a spectrum of risks, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday.
Illinois governor makes union dues voluntary for some state workers
CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a strike against public employee unions, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday signed an order eliminating union dues for some state employees who do not want to pay to support union activities.
S.C. woman charged with daughter's 1994 kidnapping to plead guilty
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A woman arrested in Australia in 2013 and accused of kidnapping her infant daughter from South Carolina two decades ago is expected to change her plea to guilty on Tuesday and face sentencing in a U.S. district court, court records show.
California warns against intentional measles exposures
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California health officials on Monday warned parents against intentionally exposing their children to measles, which could worsen an outbreak in the state.
Utah Mormon activist to learn fate in coming days: Salt Lake Tribune
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A prominent Mormon activist who faces possible excommunication after going against the church by supporting same-sex marriage and questioning doctrine is set to learn his fate "in the coming" days, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
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