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Democratic, GOP races tight as Iowa kicks off 2016 voting

Posted 2/1/2016 in National

In a high-stakes test of enthusiasm versus organization, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in today's Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vote operations months in the making.


Donald Trump faces his Iowa test

Posted 2/1/2016 in National

For Donald Trump, Iowa is more than just a race for delegates.

Among GOP rivals to Trump and Cruz, Rubio has most cash

Posted 2/1/2016 in National

Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple.


Law enforcement leaders examine new use-of-force principles

Posted 2/1/2016 in National

Police across the United States are rethinking how they use force amid national outrage over questionable shootings and violent arrests.



Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

Posted 1/30/2016 in National

Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network.



Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious

Posted 1/30/2016 in National

Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and promising to defend religious liberty.


Officials: 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

Posted 1/30/2016 in National

The Obama administration has confirmed for the first time that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring one of the highest levels of classification.


America and its politics in flux as 2016 voting begins

Posted 1/30/2016 in National

First there was the promise of political change in Barack Obama's historic 2008 election. Then the pledge to upend Washington's ways after the 2010 tea party wave.



Judge rules 'affluenza' teen can stay in juvenile facility

Posted 1/30/2016 in National

The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck won't be moved to an adult jail as he awaits a hearing to determine whether his case will be transferred to adult court, where he could face time behind bars, a judge ruled Friday.



Remaining occupiers of refuge remain watchful

Posted 1/30/2016 in National

Four people occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge continued to hold their position Saturday and posted live videos that reveal their hyper-vigilance against federal officials who may try to move them out, while 11 others who were arrested this week remained in custody.



Obama forced again to rethink troop numbers in Afghanistan

Posted 1/30/2016 in National

Fifteen years into the war that few Americans talk about any more, conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose before leaving office.


GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absence

Posted 1/29/2016 in National

Absent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the front-runner's shadow in Thursday night's debate -- a staid, policy-heavy contest that offered a glimpse of what the GOP contest might have been without the unpredictable businessman.


In Iowa push, Sanders expands criticism of Clinton's record

Posted 1/29/2016 in National

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ramped up his criticism of Hillary Clinton's ties to Wall Street and history of evolving on issues, seeking an upset victory in Monday's first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses.


Trump holds his own event as rivals debate

Posted 1/29/2016 in National

As his rivals made their final case to voters ahead of Iowa's kickoff caucuses, Donald Trump was headlining a show of his own.

For the world's most scrutinized body, Barbie has a new look

Posted 1/29/2016 in National

Poor Barbie. She had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable. But a lot of her critics still don't like her.


Want to feel better? Move to Hawaii, Alaska

Posted 1/29/2016 in National

If you want to improve your sense of well-being, leave the Lower 48.



Pentagon chief seeks to improve family leave, child care

Posted 1/29/2016 in National

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday unveiled a series of family-friendly proposals for the military that would increase parental leave, child care and health care coverage to bolster efforts to recruit and retain high-quality service members.


FBI shows video of Tuesday shooting of Oregon occupier

Posted 1/29/2016 in National

A video showing the shooting death of an occupier of an Oregon wildlife refuge appears to show the man reaching into his jacket before he fell into the snow. The FBI said the man had a loaded gun in his pocket.


Debate feud injects fresh chaos into GOP primary

Posted 1/28/2016 in National

An explosive feud between Donald Trump and Fox News Channel is overshadowing the final sprint to Iowa's presidential caucuses, injecting a new sense of chaos into the 2016 Republican contest.


30 years since Challenger: New voice at astronauts' memorial

Posted 1/28/2016 in National

As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd.


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