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South Carolina pastor's widow: Daughters must live without 'sense of fear'

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

The widow of a pastor slain with eight others at a historic South Carolina church said Tuesday that shielding her young daughters will be a priority during an upcoming murder trial expected to "open up wounds again."



Flint counsel: Manslaughter charge harshest possible

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

Flint's water crisis, after a switch in the drinking water source allowed dangerous levels of lead and potentially caused deadly cases of Legionnaires' disease, could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter, a top investigator said Tuesday.



Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules

Posted 2/10/2016 in National

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.



Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins

Posted 2/9/2016 in National

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire's primary today with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would lend needed credibility to the unexpected contenders' pursuit of their parties' nomination.



States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

Posted 2/6/2016 in National

More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns.



Dems ready for long, pricey primary

Posted 2/6/2016 in National

Just one week into primary voting, Democrats are preparing for a long and expensive head-to-head battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that could go deep into the spring or even beyond.



Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

Posted 2/6/2016 in National

Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.



Republicans circle Rubio as stakes grow in New Hampshire

Posted 2/6/2016 in National

On the rise in a tightening race, Marco Rubio shouldered intensifying attacks Friday from moderate-leaning Republicans who fear a strong Rubio showing in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary could spell the end for their frazzled presidential campaigns.



DA: No charges in handcuffed man's fatal shooting

Posted 2/6/2016 in National

Louisiana prosecutors on Friday ruled out any criminal charges in the death of a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot while handcuffed behind his back in the rear of a patrol car.



Drug exec takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill, angers lawmakers

Posted 2/5/2016 in National

Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday when asked about his jacking up of drug prices, then promptly went on Twitter and insulted his questioners as "imbeciles."



Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint

Posted 2/5/2016 in National

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes.



5 years trimmed from ex-cop's sentence in Katrina burned body case

Posted 2/5/2016 in National

An ex-New Orleans police officer who burned the body of a man shot to death by a fellow officer in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina had his 17-year-sentenced reduced by more than five years Thursday by a federal judge.



Trump calls for Iowa election do-over

Posted 2/4/2016 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over.



Judge refuses to throw out Cosby sexual-assault case

Posted 2/4/2016 in National

A judge refused to throw out the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago.



Dem race shaken as Sanders, Clinton meet in debate

Posted 2/4/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a tug-of-war over who's the best standard-bearer for progressive values as they road test lines of argument for the first one-on-one debate of the Democratic campaign.



Rubio looks to NH to peg himself as a Republican for all

Posted 2/4/2016 in National

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is using every bit of momentum his campaign received from the Iowa caucuses to show New Hampshire voters that he -- not his competition -- is the Republican for all Americans.



Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

Posted 2/4/2016 in National

Self-styled Washington outsider Rand Paul dropped his struggling Republican campaign for president Wednesday and is returning to the Senate to run for re-election.



Clinton wins Iowa, campaigns turn to New Hampshire

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted Cruz sought to lock in his spot at the top of the Republican field as the presidential candidates packed up Tuesday and sped to New Hampshire.



Trump boosts turnout, but not all newcomers vote for him

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

Donald Trump's presence is drawing unprecedented attention to the Republican presidential contest. But after careful consideration, many new Iowa voters turned to his rivals instead.



Generals say women should have to register for draft

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, adding that women also should have to register for the draft.



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