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Republicans: Give governors more school say

Posted 6/7/2013 in National

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his successors would be relegated to cheerleaders for the nation's schools, and governors would be put in charge of classrooms under companion bills Senate and House Republicans introduced Thursday.

 

 

IRS official apologizes for $4M conference

Posted 6/7/2013 in National

 

 

Man tries to slit his wrists outside 'Today'

Posted 6/7/2013 in National

 

 

Interior allows more time for fracking comments

Posted 6/7/2013 in National

 

 

Court: Girls can buy morning-after pill for now

Posted 6/6/2013 in National

Girls of any age can buy generic versions of emergency contraception without prescriptions while the federal government appeals a judge's ruling allowing the sales, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.

 

 

Churches split on Scouts' welcoming of gay youth

Posted 6/6/2013 in National

In suburban Atlanta, northern Idaho and a number of other places, churches have moved swiftly to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America in protest over the vote last month to let openly gay boys participate in Scouting.

 

 

Tropical Storm Andrea nears Fla.'s west coast

Posted 6/6/2013 in National

The first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Andrea, formed Wednesday over the Gulf of Mexico and was expected to bring wet weather to parts of Florida's west coast over the next few days.

 

Judge backs dying Pa. girl who needs new lungs

Posted 6/6/2013 in National

A federal judge has temporarily allowed a dying 10-year-old girl to move up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant, though an expert has questioned the decision on medical and ethical grounds.

Bible's comeback surprises Norway

Posted 6/6/2013 in National

It may sound like an unlikely No. 1 best-seller for any country, but in Norway -- one of the most secular nations in an increasingly godless Europe -- the runaway popularity of the Bible has caught the country by surprise.

 

Report: Gov't wants Verizon phone records

Posted 6/6/2013 in National

 

 

Officials to meet over cellphone thefts

Posted 6/6/2013 in National

 

 

Runner's pain is no pulled muscle; it's a baby

Posted 6/6/2013 in National

 

 

Nice gesture helps widow, 84, win jackpot

Posted 6/6/2013 in National

 

ACLU study: Pot arrests more likely for blacks

Posted 6/5/2013 in National

Black people are arrested for possessing marijuana at a higher rate than white people, even though marijuana use by both races is about the same, the American Civil Liberties Union reports in a new study.

 

Wikileaks trial takes on cloak and dagger feel

Posted 6/5/2013 in National

Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial over the leak of hundreds of thousands of classified documents has been all about secrecy and security, and his trial has taken on a cloak and dagger feel, too.

 

House panel to address sexual assaults

Posted 6/5/2013 in National

Lawmakers outraged by sexual assaults in the military are moving swiftly to address the problem, tackling legislation that would strip commanders of their authority to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.

 

Deadly Okla. tornado widest on record, rare EF5

Posted 6/5/2013 in National

The deadly tornado that plowed through an area near Oklahoma City last week was even larger and more powerful than previously estimated -- a record 2.6 miles wide with winds that reached nearly 300 mph, just shy of the strongest winds ever measured.

 

Fort Hood shooting suspect says he was protecting the Taliban

Posted 6/5/2013 in National

An Army psychiatrist charged with gunning down Fort Hood soldiers said Tuesday his defense would show that he was compelled to do so because deploying U.S. troops posed an imminent danger to Taliban fighters.

 

Chrysler refuses recall request

Posted 6/5/2013 in National

 

 

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