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NFL hires Nicole Gustafson as lobbyist

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has hired Nicole Gustafson as a lobbyist.

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Bill would extend ethics laws to Horse Racing Commission

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky Senate panel has approved a bill that would extend the reach of executive branch ethics laws to apply to the state Horse Racing Commission.

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Watchdog files complaint over lawmaker’s travel spending

In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., speaks to reporters in Peoria, Ill. Schock spent taxpayer and campaign funds on private airplanes to fly him around the country on aircraft owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. The expenses coincide with his other high-figure entertainment and travel charges. Beyond air travel, Schock spent tens of thousands more on tickets for concerts and billed car mileage reimbursements among the highest in Congress. One venue included a sold-out Katy Perry concert in Washington last June with Schock and his interns.  (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog group on Wednesday asked congressional investigators to examine whether Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock violated House ethics rules by using taxpayer and campaign funds for private air travel.

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