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Secret move keeps bin Laden records in the shadows

Posted 7/8/2013 in National

The nation's top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public.

 

Immigration, student loan top congressional agenda

Posted 7/8/2013 in National

Republicans and Democrats will put good will to the test when Congress returns this week to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student loans and the farm bill, and the uncertainty of whether lawmakers have the political will to rewrite the nation's immigration laws.

 

Officials probe why crashed passenger jet flew too slow

Posted 7/8/2013 in National

Officials investigating a jetliner crash in San Francisco have determined that Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was traveling "significantly below" the target speed during its approach and that the crew tried to abort the landing just before it smashed onto the runway.

 

 

Newseum in DC makes changes as funding falls

Posted 7/8/2013 in National

In five years since moving to its new home overlooking the U.S. Capitol, the Newseum has become a major attraction with 4 million people visiting its exhibits about journalism and the First Amendment. Yet it's been struggling mightily to cover its costs.

 

Social media infiltrates Zimmerman trial

Posted 7/8/2013 in National

Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting garnered worldwide attention when the man who fatally shot him wasn't arrested for weeks -- a backlash fueled largely by social media. Now, social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have permeated George Zimmerman's trial both inside and outside the courtroom.

 

NTSB to investigate San Francisco crash

Posted 7/6/2013 in National

 

On tour, Giffords' actions speak on gun control

Posted 7/6/2013 in National

Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaurant facing parents of children killed in the nation's latest school shooting.

 

37,000 police to secure Sochi Games

Posted 7/6/2013 in National

 

 

Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood

Posted 7/6/2013 in National

 

 

Furloughs begin for Defense Department civilians

Posted 7/6/2013 in National

More than 650,000 civilian Defense Department workers will begin taking the first of their 11 unpaid days off next week, but the cut in salary they will see in the three months may pale compared to what officials worry could be larger scale layoffs next year.

 

 

Snowden's fate unclear despite asylum offers

Posted 7/6/2013 in National

 

 

Relatives clash over 911 call in Fla. shooting

Posted 7/6/2013 in National

Trayvon Martin's mother and George Zimmerman's mother clashed on the witness stand Friday over whether the screams for help that can be heard in the background on a 911 call came from the teenager or the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him.

 

 

What now? Q&A about latest snag in health care law

Posted 7/5/2013 in National

Nothing's ever easy with President Barack Obama's health care law. The latest hitch gives employers an additional year before they must offer medical coverage to their workers or pay a fine.

 

 

Mandela on life support, faces 'impending death'

Posted 7/5/2013 in National

 

 

Few Milwaukee clergy abuse victims get large sums

Posted 7/5/2013 in National

 

GOP has tough choices on Voting Rights Act

Posted 7/5/2013 in National

When the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights act last week, it handed Republicans tough questions with no easy answers over how, and where, to attract voters even GOP leaders say the party needs to stay nationally competitive.

 

South American leaders back Morales in plane row

Posted 7/5/2013 in National

 

 

Experts: Expect bigger, fiercer wildfires in West

Posted 7/5/2013 in National

 

 

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