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Lawmakers consider changes to Secret Service

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

Key members of Congress are weighing dramatic changes to the embattled Secret Service.



Obama claims progress battling Islamic State

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

Facing a stubborn enemy, President Barack Obama professed confidence Wednesday that the U.S. will keep making progress against Islamic State militants.



Instead of ticket, cop buys girl booster seat

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

A Michigan officer who pulled over a vehicle because a 5-year-old girl wasn't secured in a booster seat decided a ticket wouldn't cut it.



DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day?



Ebola crisis leaves Dallas a city on edge

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

Leaders are urging calm, but Dallas is a city on edge as it approaches the first Ebola incubation deadline this week.



Americans living longer as most death rates fall

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell.



Lawrence: Photo hacking was 'sex crime'

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed "a sexual offense," actress Jennifer Lawrence says in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in its November issue.



Gay marriage decision reignites GOP debate

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision has reignited a debate inside the GOP that many Republican leaders hoped to avoid ahead of the 2016 presidential contest.



Same-sex marriages begin in the South

Posted 10/7/2014 in National

Gay and lesbian couples are getting legally married in the South for the first time, crossing a threshold into a conservative region that long stood united against same-sex marriage.



Blunders renew questions about Biden's discipline

Posted 10/7/2014 in National

Vice President Joe Biden's supporters often brush off his slips of the tongue as byproducts of the speak-your-mind politics many Americans crave.


Feds: Illinois teen sought to join Islamic State

Posted 10/7/2014 in National

A 19-year-old American left a letter expressing disgust with Western society before trying to board an international flight in Chicago.

School bets video game scholarship can draw talent

Posted 10/7/2014 in National

As a teenager, holed up in his bedroom, illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games.


U.S.: Militants use beheadings to make up for losses

Posted 10/4/2014 in National

For months, Islamic State militants rampaged across Syria and Iraq, seizing cities, taking hostages and terrorizing all who dared to confront them.



Infection has news outlets looking at risks

Posted 10/4/2014 in National

For media covering the spread of Ebola in West Africa, the infection of a cameraman who works for NBC offers both a reason to emphasize precaution and to continue to bear witness.



Loose crabs in cargo hold delay New York flight

Posted 10/4/2014 in National

If passengers on a delayed flight from New York to Charlotte, North Carolina, got a bit crabby, no one could really say they were being too shellfish.



Health officials: U.S. well-equipped to stop Ebola

Posted 10/4/2014 in National

The Obama administration is seeking to allay fear about the single confirmed case of Ebola in the United States, saying that despite some initial missteps the health care system is doing what needs to be done to prevent an outbreak.



GOP seizes on Obama comment about his policies

Posted 10/4/2014 in National

President Barack Obama gave Republicans a gift of sorts by confirming their midterm election narrative that next month's balloting is a referendum on his policies.



Judge orders release of Guantanamo videos

Posted 10/4/2014 in National

A federal judge on Friday ordered the public release of 28 videotapes of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner strike being forcibly removed from his cell and force-fed.



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