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Clinton trying to put emails to rest -- and prep for '16

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Trying to get the rollout of her presidential campaign back on track, Hillary Rodham Clinton says she should have used a government email address while working as the nation's top diplomat.

 

New low in relations between Obama, congressional GOP

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Relations between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans have hit a new low.

 

 

Federal health insurance aid in doubt for nearly 8 million

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Nearly 8 million people could lose up to $24 billion a year in health insurance subsidies in a Supreme Court case threatening President Barack Obama's law, according to a government report released Tuesday.

 

 

Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

The Secret Service is conducting middle-of-the-night drone flights near the White House in secret tests to devise a defense against the unmanned aircraft, The Associated Press has learned.

 

 

Obama calls for more rights for student borrowers

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system.

 

 

Trailer with tons of mozzarella stolen from truck stop

Posted 3/11/2015 in National

Hold the cheese. Thieves made off with a refrigerated tractor-trailer filled with $85,000 worth of shredded mozzarella cheese bound for a Hungry Howies Pizza distribution center in central Florida.

 

 

Cancer is in remission for teen forced to undergo chemo

Posted 3/10/2015 in National

A 17-year-old Connecticut girl who was forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state after she and her mother refused treatment is happy her cancer is in remission but still upset she had no choice in the matter.

 

 

Raccoon's freedom costs San Francisco carpenter his job

Posted 3/10/2015 in National

A carpenter has been fired for freeing a raccoon that had been trapped by exterminators at the San Francisco construction site where he worked.

 

Baby improving after 14 hours in overturned car in icy river

Posted 3/10/2015 in National

Police responding to a report from a fisherman about an overturned car in an icy Utah river were stunned to discover an 18-month-old girl dangling in a car seat inside, unconscious but alive.

 

Extent of Obama's executive reach often in eye of beholder

Posted 3/9/2015 in National

When it comes to President Barack Obama exerting presidential powers, Republicans have made it clear they want to keep him in check. Except when they don't.

 

 

Value of presidential polls? Not much, and not for a while

Posted 3/9/2015 in National

Wondering who's up and who's down in the 2016 presidential race? Go for a run, tend the garden, clean the closet, remove the lint from the dryer, and then do it all over again because it's going to be a long time before the polls will tell us much about who's likely to be our next president.

 

 

Divided GOP empowers Democrats in political minority

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

Winners in a bruising struggle with Republicans over homeland security funding and immigration, minority Democrats had unity on their side, along with a politician's understandable fear of terrorist attacks and the Constitution's separation of powers.

 

Selma civil rights milestone marked by first black president

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," the nation's first black president said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized people against racial oppression and hastened passage of historic voting rights for minorities.

 

Church: Abducted Seattle missionary released

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

A 71-year-old Seattle missionary abducted last month from a school in Nigeria has been released and is safe, the Free Methodist Church USA said Friday.

 

US: North Korea response to attack on ambassador 'callous'

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

The United States on Friday condemned North Korea's "callous" reaction to the knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to South Korea that has added to tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula.

 

US, Europe show solidarity on Iran nuclear negotiations

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

U.S. and European diplomats said Saturday they are united in their strategy and goal in trying to achieve a nuclear deal with Iran.

 

 

Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans.

 

 

Knifed US ambassador to Seoul in pain as officials investigate

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea struggled with pain as he recovered Friday from a knife attack, while police searched the offices of the anti-U.S. activist who they say slashed the envoy while screaming demands for Korean reunification.

 

Dog stable after being shot, tied to Florida train tracks

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive Thursday after being found by police.

 

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