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APNewsBreak: Justice Scalia suffered from many health problems

Posted 2/24/2016 in National

Antonin Scalia suffered from coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes, among other ailments that probably contributed to the justice's sudden death, according to a letter from the Supreme Court's doctor.



GOP says no hearings, no votes for Supreme Court nominee

Posted 2/24/2016 in National

No hearing. No vote. Don't even bother knocking on our door.



IS frees Syrian Christians held since 2015 for ransom

Posted 2/23/2016 in National

The Islamic State group on Monday released the last of some 230 Assyrian Christians kidnapped a year ago in Syria after the receiving millions of dollars in ransom, Christian officials said.



Donald Trump's rivals face dwindling time to stop him

Posted 2/23/2016 in National

Donald Trump's rivals are running out of time to stop him after his dominant performance in South Carolina.



Details only deepen mystery surrounding Kalamazoo shootings

Posted 2/23/2016 in National

As details emerge about the night authorities say Jason Dalton has admitted gunning down six randomly chosen victims in and around Kalamazoo -- attacks apparently carried out over hours during which he also ferried passengers around town as an Uber driver -- any hint as to why remains stubbornly elusive.



Harper Lee, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author, has died at 89

Posted 2/20/2016 in National

Harper Lee, the elusive novelist whose child's-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, "To Kill a Mockingbird," became standard reading for millions of young people and an Oscar-winning film, has died. She was 89.



Scalia remembered for love of God, country, family

Posted 2/20/2016 in National

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was remembered Saturday as a man who loved God, country and family at a funeral Mass capping two days of mourning for a jurist who left a long and sometimes provocative legacy on the nation.



Despite odds, Obama sets out to nominate new justice

Posted 2/20/2016 in National

It may seem like Mission Impossible.



AP Poll: GOP voters say Trump can win in Nov.

Posted 2/20/2016 in National

Donald Trump has emerged as the front-runner for the GOP nomination by winning over roughly a third of Republicans in the early voting states and in preference polls, packing his rallies with men and women, evangelical Christians and military veterans, blue-collar workers and wealthy retirees.



Vatican: Pope was not singling out Trump with his remarks

Posted 2/20/2016 in National

A spokesman for Pope Francis insisted Friday the pontiff was "in no way" launching an attack on Donald Trump, a U.S. presidential candidate, nor was he trying to sway voters by declaring someone who advocates building walls isn't Christian.



Bush, seeking a much-needed revival in SC, calls in family

Posted 2/20/2016 in National

Jeb Bush has long kept his family at arm's length in his effort to become commander-in-chief, but with the South Carolina primary looming, he's embracing them like never before in the state that has historically stood by the Bush family in its previous White House bids.



Clinton wins Nevada caucuses in narrow contest with Sanders

Posted 2/20/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton pulled out a crucial victory in Nevada's Democratic caucuses Saturday, overcoming an unexpectedly strong surge by Bernie Sanders and potentially easing the anxiety of some of her supporters.



Some want to limit justices to 18 years on Supreme Court

Posted 2/19/2016 in National

Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death a month before his 80th birthday and the potential impasse over replacing him is giving new impetus to an old idea: Limiting the service of Supreme Court justices.



Cruz looks to replicate Iowa ground game in S.C.

Posted 2/19/2016 in National

For months, Ted Cruz's campaign has touted an expensive and sophisticated get-out-the-vote operation as its antidote to Donald Trump's broad populist appeal.



Superdelegates help Clinton despite NH loss

Posted 2/19/2016 in National

So much for Bernie Sanders' big win in New Hampshire.



Pope vs. Trump: 'Not Christian' to only build border walls

Posted 2/19/2016 in National

Thrusting himself into the heated American presidential campaign, Pope Francis declared Thursday that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to address illegal immigration only by building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.



For some, desire to work past 65 can often be problematic

Posted 2/18/2016 in National

Earl Johnston was 12 when he got his first job, a paper route that he quickly expanded by "buying out" additional routes from other, less industrious boys.



Cracks emerge in GOP refusal to consider Supreme Court pick

Posted 2/18/2016 in National

Concerted Republican opposition to considering President Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court showed early signs of splintering on Wednesday as a handful of influential senators opened the door to a possible confirmation hearing.



2015 saw largest increase in traffic deaths in 50 years

Posted 2/18/2016 in National

The number of traffic deaths in the United States rose 8 percent from 2014 to 2015, the largest year-to-year percentage increase in a half-century, according to preliminary estimates Wednesday by the National Safety Council.



Nevada race tightens: A big test for Clinton's campaign

Posted 2/18/2016 in National

Nevada was supposed to be one of Hillary Clinton's safest bets.



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