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Update: Judge Sentences Martha Shoffner to 30 Months in Prison

Update: Judge Sentences Martha Shoffner to 30 Months in Prison
Martha Shoffner and her attorney Chuck Banks in May 2013.

U.S. District Court Judge Leon Holmes on Friday sentenced former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner to 30 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release.
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Arkansas Officials Again Suspend Medicaid Cancellations

Arkansas officials on Friday suspended a push to terminate coverage for thousands of people on Medicaid for the second time this month after the federal government told the state to give beneficiaries more time to prove they're eligible.
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Hillary Clinton Quietly Trying to Discourage Joe Biden from a 2016 Bid

In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.
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