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  • Ryan’s move to Ways and Means won’t preclude ’16 bid

    WASHINGTON – Unbothered by suggestions it could preclude a presidential campaign, Rep. Paul Ryan is on track to be tapped to lead Congress’ main tax-w ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Justices review racial makeup of Alabama districts

    WASHINGTON – In last week’s elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, al ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • ACLU: Gay Kansas coupled harmed by marriage delay

    TOPEKA, Kan. – Civil liberties attorneys are telling the U.S. Supreme Court that delaying gay marriage in Kansas will harm same-sex couples and their ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Bush father, son want Jeb Bush to run for President

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Former President George W. Bush said he and his father believe Jeb Bush should run for president but ultimately the former Fl ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Missouri governor Jay Nixon outlines Ferguson preparations

    WELDON SPRING, Mo. – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says law enforcement officials have been working around the clock to make sure residents and businesses w ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Hawaii family loses rented home to lava

    HONOLULU – A family who lost their rented home to a lava flow in Hawaii is looking forward to building a new one on land that was covered by lava year ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • Military members get slew of Veterans Day freebies

    SAN DIEGO – Veterans Day is not only a time to honor those who have served in the military: For American businesses, it's also a time to back up that ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Iraq: Suicide bomber hits army post, kills 7 north of Baghdad

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi police and hospital officials say a suicide bomber has rammed his explosives-laden car into a military outpost north of the capital, B ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Joan Rivers' daughter 'outraged' by findings

    NEW YORK – Attorneys say Joan Rivers' daughter is "outraged" by findings that errors were made at a Manhattan clinic where the comedienne suffered a f ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Escaping the wealth gap can mean fleeing hometowns

    DANVILLE – This Illinois city already was struggling when Tara Holycross and her friends were kids riding their bikes to Custard Cup, swimming at the ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Obama calls for tougher Internet regulation

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of cons ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Postal Service victim of hacking attack

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it had been hacked, potentially compromising sensitive information about its employees such as names ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Suicide bomber kills at least 48 students in Nigeria

    POTISKUM, Nigeria – Disguised in a school uniform, a suicide bomber set off explosives hidden in a backpack during an assembly Monday at a high school ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Congress returns for lame-duck session

    WASHINGTON – Congress returns to Washington this week for a lame-duck session to try and clean up a lengthy roster of unfinished business, even as jub ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Writing workshop helps veterans put memories on paper

    HARRISON, N.Y. – Matt Phair wept as he wrote about the chaos he witnessed as a Marine in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War – desperate civilians scra ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:21 pm
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