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Divisions emerge among House GOP under pressure to govern

Posted 1/23/2015 in National

The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years. That may be starting to change.

 

GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

Posted 1/23/2015 in National

With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday.

 

Militants begin countdown for Japan's hostages

Posted 1/23/2015 in National

Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group have posted an online warning that the "countdown has begun" for the group to kill a pair of Japanese hostages.

 

Shy of votes, House GOP drops planned vote on abortion bill

Posted 1/22/2015 in National

With thousands of anti-abortion protesters in town, Republicans are ready to push legislation through the House designed to please them. But it's not the bill an embarrassed GOP was hoping for.

 

Japan agonizes over ways to free Islamic State hostages

Posted 1/22/2015 in National

Lacking strong clout and diplomatic reach in the Middle East, Japan scrambled today for ways to secure the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group.

 

 

AP source: FBI completes federal probe of Ferguson shooting

Posted 1/22/2015 in National

The FBI has completed its investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

 

 

Video of New Jersey man shot by police raises questions

Posted 1/22/2015 in National

A police video of officers confronting and then fatally shooting a black man in southern New Jersey has raised questions and stirred anger over another death at the hands of police.

 

 

Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

Posted 1/22/2015 in National

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.

 

Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre

Posted 1/22/2015 in National

Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

 

Senate committee to focus on issue of federally mandated testing

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

he Republican-controlled Senate education panel is beginning its revision of the landmark No Child Left Behind education law.

 

Obama challenges GOP in State of Union

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

President Barack Obama says it's time to turn the page after years of economic hardship at home and wars overseas.

 

Pope praises big families after 'like rabbits' remark

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

Pope Francis praised big families on Wednesday as a gift from God, after his comments that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" made headlines this week.

 

Japan's Abe 'fighting against time'

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

Japan is doing all it can to free two hostages the Islamic State group is threatening to kill unless it receives $200 million.

 

Fact check: President claims credit for an incomplete recovery

Posted 1/21/2015 in National

The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

 

 

Republicans divided on how to derail health care law

Posted 1/20/2015 in National

Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.

 

 

Islamic State group threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages

Posted 1/20/2015 in National

The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours.

 

 

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