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Lindsey Graham ends his 2016 presidential campaign

Posted 12/22/2015 in National

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham ended his 2016 campaign for president Monday, saying he remains committed to working to achieve security for the American people and helping the GOP expand its base.

 

Regime change debate creates unusual 2016 alliances

Posted 12/22/2015 in National

America's 2016 presidential candidates are split on promoting regime change in the Middle East, but not along the usual party lines.

 

 

Trump calls Clinton a 'liar' over video claim

Posted 12/22/2015 in National

Democrat Hillary Clinton says Republican Donald Trump has become recruiting fodder for Islamic extremists, and Trump calls her a liar, in what could be a preview of the 2016 general election campaign for president.

 

 

Obama: Trump exploiting blue-collar fears in campaign

Posted 12/22/2015 in National

President Barack Obama, in a broadside against the leading Republican presidential candidate, says billionaire Donald Trump is "exploiting" the fears that working-class men in particular have about the economy and stagnant wages.

 

 

Prosecutor: No indictment in Bland jail death

Posted 12/22/2015 in National

A grand jury decided that neither sheriff's officials nor jailers committed a crime in the treatment of a black woman who died in a Texas county jail last summer, but has not yet determined whether the state trooper who arrested her should face charges, a prosecutor said.

 

 

US troops killed near Bagram, Taliban insurgency intensifies

Posted 12/22/2015 in National

A suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol Monday, killing six American troops in the deadliest attack on international forces since August. Two U.S. troops and an Afghan were wounded.

 

Sanders, Clinton move past rancor over voter data breach

Posted 12/21/2015 in National

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton moved past the rancor over a breach of her campaign's valuable voter data, shifting Saturday night's debate into a pointed but polite discussion of national security, Americans' heightened terrorism fears and the economy.

New rules bringing kidneys to hardest-to-transplant patients

Posted 12/21/2015 in National

A shake-up of the nation's kidney transplant system means more organs are getting to patients once thought nearly impossible to match, according to early tracking of the new rules.

 

In budget deal, health law foes took a different path

Posted 12/21/2015 in National

Republican foes of President Barack Obama's health care law may be able to get more by chipping away at it than trying to take the whole thing down at once.

 

 

In Virginia's Bible Belt, an Arabic lesson ignites anger

Posted 12/19/2015 in National

With the nation already on edge after the attacks in California, a teacher's lesson on Islam in Virginia's Bible Belt sparked an angry meeting of outraged parents that mushroomed into a national denunciation of the educator in the form of thousands of angry emails and social media postings.

 

 

Security is focus at churches, mosques amid heightened fears

Posted 12/19/2015 in National

In Alabama, a Presbyterian church wanted to be able to hire its own police for protection.

 

 

Trump's mix of business, politics makes for unorthodox bid

Posted 12/19/2015 in National

It can be hard to see where Donald Trump the business ends and Donald Trump the presidential candidate begins.

 

Data breach jolts Democratic contest ahead of debate

Posted 12/19/2015 in National

After months of relative civility, the Democratic presidential candidates take the debate stage on Saturday night amid an outburst of hostilities surrounding accusations that Bernie Sanders' campaign stole valuable voter information from front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Exec who jacked up price of a lifesaving drug arrested

Posted 12/18/2015 in National

A boyish-looking entrepreneur who became the new face of corporate greed when he jacked up the price of a lifesaving drug fiftyfold was led away in handcuffs by the FBI on unrelated fraud charges Thursday in a scene that left more than a few Americans positively gleeful.

 

Effort to curb painkiller prescribing faces stiff opposition

Posted 12/18/2015 in National

 

 

Buyer of guns used in Calif. massacre faces terrorism charge

Posted 12/18/2015 in National

The man who bought the assault rifles his friend used in the San Bernardino massacre was charged Thursday with a terrorism-related charge alleging he plotted earlier attacks at a college they attended and on a congested freeway.

 

 

AP Interview: Reid: Democrats 'maybe' to blame on gun bill losses

Posted 12/18/2015 in National

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Thursday his party has tried everything to get gun control legislation through Congress and still keeps losing to the National Rifle Association.

 

AP-GfK Poll: Tough immigration plans not a must for GOPers

Posted 12/18/2015 in National

Retired postal clerk Jerry Wilson likes what he hears from GOP presidential hopefuls about overturning President Barack Obama's executive order easing deportation policies against people in the U.S. illegally.

 

Putin praises Donald Trump as 'bright and talented'

Posted 12/18/2015 in National

In Vladimir Putin's view, Donald Trump is "bright and talented." But as much as those words sound overtly like praise, there are some murky nuances.

 

 

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