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Anti-Islam rally draws big crowd in German city of Dresden

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

A weekly anti-Islam rally in the eastern German city of Dresden drew its biggest crowd yet on Monday.

 

Divers find AirAsia black boxes

Posted 1/12/2015 in National

Divers retrieved one black box today and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, key developments that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea.

 

France hunts suspect, prepares for mass anti-terrorism rally

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

France vowed to combat terrorism with "a cry for freedom" in a giant rally for unity today after a three-day spree of violence horrified the world.

 

Zimmerman arrested on assault charge

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend.

 

 

AP sources: Romney considering third run for White House

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

In a move that surprised his most loyal supporters and former staff, Mitt Romney told several donors Friday he is seriously considering a third run for the White House.

 

 

Congress, court ship Keystone decision back to Obama

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

Congressional Republicans and Nebraska's Supreme Court have shipped the Keystone XL oil pipeline project right back to a reluctant President Barack Obama.

 

 

Je suis Charlie? Attack sparks debate on free speech limits

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

Are we all Charlie now?

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Sinker cypress and causes

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

THE ATCHAFALAYA SWAMP, La. -- The bridge is closed that leads over Bayou Mercier to Greg's cypress cabin, creating a circuitous detour and an even quieter-than-usual space on the edge of the swamp. I don't mind the detour.

 

Leonard Pitts: Terrorists usher in the 'end of satire'

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

Dear Terrorists: OK, you win. We surrender.

 

Paris attack raises fears of support surge for extreme right

Posted 1/9/2015 in National

A day after terror struck Paris, Europe's far-right and anti-immigrant parties pressed home the message that has fueled their resurgence: The continent's rising numbers of Muslims are dangerous.

 

 

From Egypt's leader, an ambitious call for reform in Islam

Posted 1/9/2015 in National

Egypt's president opened the new year with a dramatic call for a "revolution" in Islam.

 

 

Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

Posted 1/9/2015 in National

President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal he argues would strengthen the U.S. workforce.

 

 

Girl says she knows she'll die without chemotherapy

Posted 1/9/2015 in National

A 17-year-old girl being forced by state officials to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer said Thursday she understands she'll die if she stops treatment but it should be her decision.

 

Planned, cold-blooded killings mark French newspaper attack

Posted 1/8/2015 in National

Two heavily armed men in black, their faces hidden by ski masks, take down a police officer on a Paris sidewalk with a spray of bullets.

 

House Republicans try to regroup after divisive speaker vote

Posted 1/8/2015 in National

House Republicans began the new Congress with old divisions on display Wednesday, bitter fallout from a failed rebellion against Speaker John Boehner.

 

 

Ready, set, showdown: New GOP leader, Obama lining up fights

Posted 1/8/2015 in National

Not wasting any time, new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama are setting course for showdowns over health care, a big oil pipeline, immigration policy and financing of the agency that tries to protect the U.S. from terrorists.

 

 

Things to look for as govt. writes new dietary advice

Posted 1/8/2015 in National

Whether individuals listen or not, the dietary guidelines affect nutritional patterns throughout the country.

 

 

FBI director gives new clues tying North Korea to Sony hack

Posted 1/8/2015 in National

The FBI director revealed new details Wednesday about the stunning cyberattack against Sony Pictures.

 

 

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