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Alabama murder mystery: What happened to Harper Lee's book?

Posted 9/9/2015 in National

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Harper Lee politely knocked on truck driver Robert Louis Burns' door in rural Alabama one day more than three decades ago and asked him about the preacher he killed.

 

Kathleen Parker: Hillary Clinton, you can't manufacture trust

Posted 9/9/2015 in National

It's no longer enough to be a happy warrior; now our candidates must be joyful! Oh, joie.

 

 

Obama trying to boost free community college plan

Posted 9/9/2015 in National

With his plan for two years of free community college stalled in Congress, President Barack Obama is trying to put more oomph behind state and local programs that provide what he's been unable to offer nationally.

 

 

Congress starts Planned Parenthood hearings, accusations fly

Posted 9/9/2015 in National

A prominent abortion foe is accusing Planned Parenthood of violating federal laws barring for-profit sales of fetal tissue, while a defender of the group says it's done nothing illegal as Congress begins long-awaited hearings that are already weaving accusations, emotion and politics.

 

 

Trump-Cruz cozy relationship on display ahead of Iran rally

Posted 9/9/2015 in National

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's cozy relationship with billionaire businessman Donald Trump is drawing new attention as the Republican presidential contenders prepare to headline a Capitol Hill rally.

 

 

Kentucky clerk appeals her jailing

Posted 9/8/2015 in National

Attorneys for the Kentucky clerk who was jailed last week because of her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples said Monday they have filed an emergency motion with a federal court that they hope will result in Kim Davis' freedom.

 

 

Congress plunging into debate on Iran nuclear deal

Posted 9/8/2015 in National

Lawmakers returning to Washington from their summer recess are plunging immediately into bitter, partisan debate over the Iran nuclear accord.

 

Fed-up supporters let Trump defy political gravity

Posted 9/8/2015 in National

Donald Trump insults and exaggerates.

Clinton says no email apology: 'What I did was allowed'

Posted 9/8/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she does not need to apologize for using a private email account and server while at the State Department because "what I did was allowed."

 

Military selects rarely used charge for Bergdahl case

Posted 9/8/2015 in National

Military prosecutors have reached into a section of military law seldom used since World War II in the politically fraught case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

 

In EU and US, virulent immigration debate strains solidarity

Posted 9/8/2015 in National

The United States and the European Union project themselves as models for the world when it comes to democracy and human rights.

 

Pakistan claims use of first indigenous armed drone

Posted 9/8/2015 in National

Pakistan used its first-ever armed drone on Monday, killing three "high profile" militants near the Afghan border, according to the army.

 

 

Many millennials see themselves as self-absorbed, wasteful

Posted 9/5/2015 in National

Even millennials don't think much of their generation, according to a new poll Thursday.

 

In setback for Obama, Dem senator opposes Iran deal

Posted 9/5/2015 in National

hite House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition.

 

A photo, a turning point? All depends on Europe's leaders

Posted 9/5/2015 in National

The 3-year-old boy could have been dressed for preschool. Instead he was lying face down in the surf.

 

Jailed clerk vows not to back down, no resolution in sight

Posted 9/5/2015 in National

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will spend Labor Day weekend in isolation at the Carter County Detention Center with her Bible and her clear conscience.

Congress returns to weighty list of unfinished business

Posted 9/5/2015 in National

Congress returns on Tuesday with a critical need for a characteristic rarely evident through a contentious spring and summer -- cooperation between Republicans and President Barack Obama.

 

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