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With careful staging, Obama backs Clinton, nudges Sanders

Posted 6/10/2016 in National

Testifying to Hillary Clinton's grit and experience, President Barack Obama endorsed his former secretary of state's bid to succeed him on Thursday and urged Democrats to line up behind her.



Warren on attack against Trump as she gets behind Clinton

Posted 6/10/2016 in National

Sen. Elizabeth Warren threw her support behind Democrat Hillary Clinton for president Thursday, following President Barack Obama in sending a signal to progressive voters now backing Bernie Sanders that it's time to unite around the presumptive Democratic nominee.



Interview: Billionaire Koch fed up with politics as usual

Posted 6/10/2016 in National

Billionaire Charles Koch, one of America's most influential conservative donors, said he is fed up with the vitriol of the presidential race and will air national TV ads that call on citizens to work together to fix a "rigged" economy that leaves behind the poor.



Stanford sex assault case gives parents a teachable moment

Posted 6/9/2016 in National

Gena O'Brien was catching up on headlines this week when she stumbled across a young woman's account of her life since she was sexually assaulted at Stanford University -- a statement to the former student-athlete who molested her behind a dumpster 16 months ago.



Police rescue kitten from the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

Posted 6/9/2016 in National

Police have rescued and found a home for a kitten found stranded in the middle of a Louisiana bridge.



Clinton says Trump behaving like a demagogue

Posted 6/9/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton opened her general election campaign against Donald Trump on Wednesday by accusing him of behaving like a "demagogue," likening his attacks on judges, the media, his opponents and their families to dark moments in world history.



Sanders under pressure to abandon campaign

Posted 6/9/2016 in National

Under mounting pressure from Democratic leaders to abandon his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders returned home to Vermont on Wednesday following dispiriting losses to Hillary Clinton.



3 teenage boys arrested in attacks against Trump supporters

Posted 6/9/2016 in National

Authorities in Northern California said Wednesday they have arrested three teenage boys involved in violent attacks against Donald Trump supporters after a political rally last week in San Jose.



Q&A: What went into judge's sex assault sentence of swimmer

Posted 6/8/2016 in National

A California judge is facing demands for his removal after sentencing a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious young woman behind a campus dumpster.



A dog's value? Court says market value plus medical costs

Posted 6/8/2016 in National

To its owner, a pet dog may be priceless -- and even though Georgia's highest court didn't go quite that far Monday, it did say that under some circumstances, an owner whose pet is hurt or dies at the hands of another may seek to recoup more than its fair market value.



GOP unite in denouncing Trump comments on judge

Posted 6/8/2016 in National

Leading Republicans united Tuesday in an extraordinary denunciation of Donald Trump's attacks on a federal judge, with House Speaker Paul Ryan calling them the "textbook definition of a racist comment." Yet Ryan stood by his endorsement of the presumptive presidential nominee.



Sanders 'disappointed' and 'upset' at news of Clinton's win

Posted 6/8/2016 in National

Bernie Sanders said Tuesday he was "really disappointed" and "upset" that The Associated Press declared rival Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee on the eve of primary elections in six states, adding a somewhat muted voice to the outrage expressed by many of his supporters.



Clinton claims historic victory in Democratic primary

Posted 6/8/2016 in National

Claiming her place in history, Hillary Clinton declared victory Tuesday night in her bruising battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party and casting herself as the beneficiary of generations who fought for equality.



Southern Baptists see 9th year of membership decline

Posted 6/8/2016 in National

The Southern Baptist Convention lost more than 200,000 members in 2015 -- the ninth straight year of decline for the nation's largest Protestant denomination.



Defendant in church shootings faces Nov. federal trial

Posted 6/8/2016 in National

The federal death penalty trial of a white man charged with shooting and killing nine black parishioners during a Bible study at their Charleston church will be held in November, a judge announced Tuesday.



Jury returns death sentence for 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer

Posted 6/7/2016 in National

A serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" should be sentenced to death for murdering nine women and a teenage girl over more than two decades in South Los Angeles, a jury decided Monday.



Prosecutor: No charges against boy's mother in gorilla case

Posted 6/7/2016 in National

A prosecutor Monday announced no charges will be brought against the mother of the little boy who got into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, saying the 3-year-old "just scampered off" as children sometimes do.



Trump campaign wasting precious time, GOP critics say

Posted 6/7/2016 in National

Donald Trump is wasting precious time. By now, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was supposed to have stationed senior staff in battleground states, moderated his fiery message to attract new supporters and begun raking in big money.



Congressman calls Trump a racist

Posted 6/7/2016 in National

Donald Trump's criticism of a Latino judge overseeing a lawsuit involving Trump University shows that the presumptive Republican nominee for president is a racist, a Democratic congressman said Monday.



Eight years later, Hillary Clinton ready to break one glass ceiling

Posted 6/7/2016 in National

Eight years after conceding she was unable to "shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling," Hillary Clinton is embracing her place in history as she finally crashes through as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.



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