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Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

Posted 2/4/2016 in National

Self-styled Washington outsider Rand Paul dropped his struggling Republican campaign for president Wednesday and is returning to the Senate to run for re-election.

 

 

Clinton wins Iowa, campaigns turn to New Hampshire

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted Cruz sought to lock in his spot at the top of the Republican field as the presidential candidates packed up Tuesday and sped to New Hampshire.

 

 

Trump boosts turnout, but not all newcomers vote for him

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

Donald Trump's presence is drawing unprecedented attention to the Republican presidential contest. But after careful consideration, many new Iowa voters turned to his rivals instead.

 

 

Generals say women should have to register for draft

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, adding that women also should have to register for the draft.

 

 

Top US commander: War in Afghanistan is not a lost cause

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

The top American commander in Afghanistan told lawmakers on Tuesday that the war is not a lost cause and underscored his optimism with a personal story about his son, an Army sergeant preparing for his third deployment to the war-torn country.

 

 

Former DA says he believes Cosby can't be prosecuted

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

The former district attorney who declined to arrest Bill Cosby on sex-crime charges a decade ago testified Tuesday that he essentially granted the comedian lifetime immunity from prosecution in the case.

 

 

Plan to spin off air traffic control system generates turbulence

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

The air traffic control system that choreographs the roughly 7,000 aircraft in U.S. skies at any given moment is the most complex, but also one of the safest, in the world -- and rarely a thought in the minds of the millions of travelers who rely on it.

 

Cruz tops Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders too close to call

Posted 2/2/2016 in National

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and a stronger-than-expected showing by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

 

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.

 

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