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Before Watergate Plaudits, Fred Thompson Defended Nixon
Fred Thompson, Watergate Warrior, Dead at 73
Obama to Announce Plans to Help the Formerly Incarcerated
The steps would include up to $8 million in federal education grants over three years for former inmates.
Republican Campaigns Plan to Change Debates, Face Hurdles
Aides to the candidates want control of the debates. Will the Republican National Committee be able to stay in the driver’s seat?
In Virginia, Democrats Test Power of Gun Issues
Advocates hope gun concerns will turn out Democratic voters in Tuesday’s local elections.
After Dry Year, San Francisco Bay Area Records Inch of Rain
Flights were delayed about 45 minutes and Bay Area Rapid Transit about 10 minutes.
Former Virginia Politician Charles Severance Convicted of Three Murders Over 11-Year Span
Severance was charged with 10 counts of murder and faces three life sentences.
USDA Recalls 167,427 Pounds of Ground Beef Due to Possible E.Coli Contamination
The ground beef was shipped nationwide.
More Blue Bell Ice Cream Back on Shelves After Listeria Concerns; Joyous Fans Freak Out
The treat hit shelves in Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
'Serial' Podcast to Debut Second Season Simultaneously on Pandora
The series also still will be available on iTunes and other podcast cellphone apps.
FBI Game Trains Youth to Identify and Counter Extremists
Muslim and Arab advocacy groups, briefed by the agency on the new program, have strong objections to its disproportionate focus on Islamic extremism.
Struggling in Polls, Jeb Bush Presses 'Fix-It' Image
With a new e-book, the falling former governor hopes for a November surge.
Larry Lessig Ends Democratic Presidential Campaign
He said he was forced out of the race because he didn't score high enough in polls to earn a spot in the debates.
EPA: Porsche Included in Volkswagen Scandal
The regulator says that an "unknown number" of 2016 models also have the "defeat device" cheat code.
DOD Spent $43 Million on Afghanistan Gas Station
The cost of a similar gas station in Pakistan is $500,000, according to a report.
Tiger Bites Nebraskan Woman After She Breaks Into Zoo
The 33-year-old woman showed signs of being intoxicated, police said.
Obama Signs Into Law Budget Bill That Lifts Threat of Debt Default
Obama is confident lawmakers will pass the necessary spending bills on time.
Republican Presidential Candidates to Lay Out Demands for Future Debates
Candidates are no longer in line with the Republican National Committee.
Minnesota Authorities Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting After Man Killed
The police officer is being treated for a non-life threatening injury.
Four Suspects Wanted After Teenager Fatally Shot in Philadelphia
Four suspects fired 17 shots at two teenage boys in North Philadelphia over the weekend.
Fred Thompson, Former Senator and Actor, Dies at 73
The Tennessee Republican and "Law & Order" actor died of cancer.
Do Americans Still Detest a Siesta?
A lack of sleep costs the United States $63.2 billion per year in lost productivity.
New York City Joins Fight in Voting District Case Evenwel v. Abbott
Cities depend on population-based districting, officials say.
Starbucks Brings Back the Red Cup, Ushering In the Holiday Season
Starbucks also introduced an iced beverage holiday cup, for those who like to enjoy the cold two ways at once.
Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign Launches First Television Ad
The ad buy is reportedly more than $2 million.
New Yorkers Think the NYPD Is Better Than the Mayor
The mayor kicked off his re-election campaign with the city split on his job performance.
Authorities Search for Gunman After Fatal Shooting on Winston-Salem State University Campus
A second person was injured.
E. Coli Concerns Close 43 Chipotle Locations in Washington, Oregon
E. coli can be fatal, with the elderly and young children most at risk.
Speaker Paul Ryan: Idea of Working With Obama on Immigration 'Ridiculous'
The new House leader says the president cannot be trusted on the issue.
Controversial Green Beret Retires Quietly With High Award
The Special Forces colonel was subjected to a criminal probe after criticizing the FBI’s hostage-rescue efforts.
Kilo the Drug Dog Retires After Sniffing Out 122 Kilos of Marijuana in 10-Year Career
Kilo also helped in seizure of 19.5 kilos of cocaine and 16 kilos of heroin.