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House Republicans say they have the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.



More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

In the aftermath of the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.



Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.


Police ID suspect in killing of Memphis officer

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Tennessee police officials on Sunday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, and an intense search for the man is underway.

Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.


GOP hopefuls prep for first 2016 debate -- and Donald Trump

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidates dismissed the dominance of Donald Trump in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate.



Clinton's presidential campaign raises profile with TV ads

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.


Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for first time

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.


Zimbabwe accuses second American of illegally hunting lion

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.



Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

Posted 8/1/2015 in National

The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn't advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they'll seek the death penalty.


Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

Posted 7/31/2015 in National

Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.


Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible

Posted 7/31/2015 in National

If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace back its path and pinpoint the bulk of the wreck?



Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

Posted 7/31/2015 in National

In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return.



Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

Posted 7/31/2015 in National

As lawmakers head out of the Capitol for a five-week summer recess, they leave behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall.



Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

Posted 7/31/2015 in National

A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail.



Minn. dentist who killed lion keeps low profile amid outrage

Posted 7/30/2015 in National

A Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known, protected lion while on a hunt in Zimbabwe has advised his patients to seek care elsewhere since becoming a target of outrage from across the world.


Malaysian premier: Plane debris to be sent to France

Posted 7/30/2015 in National

A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries.

Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in shooting

Posted 7/30/2015 in National

A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."


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