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Clinton emails breathe new life into Benghazi panel

Posted 3/12/2015 in National

The photo that became an Internet meme -- Hillary Rodham Clinton, wearing sunglasses, staring at her BlackBerry -- troubles Republicans on the House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, for what they say is an incomprehensible omission.

 

Fraternity in racist video has roots in antebellum South

Posted 3/12/2015 in National

Sigma Alpha Epsilon was born a few years before the Civil War in the antebellum South, the creation of a small group that set out to forge bonds among young men that would "hold them together for all time."

 

Bomb-sniffing elephants? Not so nutty, Army says

Posted 3/12/2015 in National

Armed with a sharp sense of smell, dogs have a long history of detecting explosives for their human handlers.

 

Tetanus shot may aid treatment of brain cancer

Posted 3/12/2015 in National

Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer?

 

US military hopes to learn from victim of chimpanzee attack

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Charla Nash never served in the military. She was horribly disfigured, not in combat, but in a 2009 attack by a rampaging chimpanzee.

As race for UN chief begins, new campaigns demand a woman

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

At a private working lunch for the five most powerful members of the United Nations Security Council, the conversation turned to the question of the next U.N. secretary-general.

Clinton trying to put emails to rest -- and prep for '16

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Trying to get the rollout of her presidential campaign back on track, Hillary Rodham Clinton says she should have used a government email address while working as the nation's top diplomat.

 

New low in relations between Obama, congressional GOP

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Relations between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans have hit a new low.

 

 

Federal health insurance aid in doubt for nearly 8 million

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Nearly 8 million people could lose up to $24 billion a year in health insurance subsidies in a Supreme Court case threatening President Barack Obama's law, according to a government report released Tuesday.

 

 

Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

The Secret Service is conducting middle-of-the-night drone flights near the White House in secret tests to devise a defense against the unmanned aircraft, The Associated Press has learned.

 

 

Obama calls for more rights for student borrowers

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system.

 

 

Trailer with tons of mozzarella stolen from truck stop

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Hold the cheese. Thieves made off with a refrigerated tractor-trailer filled with $85,000 worth of shredded mozzarella cheese bound for a Hungry Howies Pizza distribution center in central Florida.

 

 

Cancer is in remission for teen forced to undergo chemo

Posted 3/10/2015 in National

A 17-year-old Connecticut girl who was forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state after she and her mother refused treatment is happy her cancer is in remission but still upset she had no choice in the matter.

 

 

Raccoon's freedom costs San Francisco carpenter his job

Posted 3/10/2015 in National

A carpenter has been fired for freeing a raccoon that had been trapped by exterminators at the San Francisco construction site where he worked.

 

Baby improving after 14 hours in overturned car in icy river

Posted 3/10/2015 in National

Police responding to a report from a fisherman about an overturned car in an icy Utah river were stunned to discover an 18-month-old girl dangling in a car seat inside, unconscious but alive.

 

Extent of Obama's executive reach often in eye of beholder

Posted 3/9/2015 in National

When it comes to President Barack Obama exerting presidential powers, Republicans have made it clear they want to keep him in check. Except when they don't.

 

 

Value of presidential polls? Not much, and not for a while

Posted 3/9/2015 in National

Wondering who's up and who's down in the 2016 presidential race? Go for a run, tend the garden, clean the closet, remove the lint from the dryer, and then do it all over again because it's going to be a long time before the polls will tell us much about who's likely to be our next president.

 

 

Divided GOP empowers Democrats in political minority

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

Winners in a bruising struggle with Republicans over homeland security funding and immigration, minority Democrats had unity on their side, along with a politician's understandable fear of terrorist attacks and the Constitution's separation of powers.

 

 

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