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Texas Man Charged With Capital Murder for Shooting and Killing Six
The dead include four children.
Industrial Spill Shutters Part of U.S. Capitol
An asbestos-related spill postponed the House of Representatives meeting this morning
President Pushes Perry to Unite GOP to Fund Border Crisis Fix
"Are folks more interested in politics or are they more interested in solving the problem," Obama said he told Perry.
Bad to the Last Drop
A relentless drought is forcing Las Vegas to take extreme measures
Why Cops Get Away With Rape
Statistics for police-perpetuated sexual crimes are virtually nonexistent
NYC Questions Legality of New Rideshare Company Lyft
New York gets another ride-share company. But are they as safe as they say?
Does the Hobby Lobby Decision Threaten Gay Rights?
Allowing exceptions to the law on religious grounds could lead to sexual and racial discrimination
Utah to Appeal Gay Marriage Ruling to U.S. Supreme Court
Utah briefly became the 18th U.S. state to allow gay marriage when a federal district judge ruled in December that a state ban on gay matrimony was unconstitutional
Tokin’ in Brooklyn: D.A.’s Office Won’t Prosecute Minor Marijuana Offenses
District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announces policy to keep young people of color and nonviolent individuals out of prison
Greenwald/Hussain Take to Reddit: Here's What They Said
Reporters Glenn Greenwald and Murtada Hussain took to Reddit to answer questions about their latest revelations about US surveillance agencies
Warren G. Harding's Secret Erotic Letter-Writing Career
Let's sample a long-dead president's dirtiest of thoughts.
Fine for West Virginia Chemical Spill Set at $11,000
The 300,000 people whose water was contaminated by the spill went without running water for ten days, and even then health officials still could not agree on the water’s safety
U.S. and China Committed to Managing Differences After Recent Spats
China and the U.S. are holding talks expected to focus on cyber-security, maritime disputes, the Chinese currency and an investment treaty
Perry Spurns Obama Handshake, Gets a Meeting on Border
The president's overture comes as he's requesting money to deal with a humanitarian crisis on the border
Did Cuban Agents Plant Story Smearing a Democrat?
Sen. Robert Menendez is asking the Justice Department to investigate an elaborate plot by Cuban intelligence agents to discredit him
'Coal Rollers' Revel in Clouds of Black Smoke
Thumbing their noses at environmentalists, some Americans are modifying their trucks to emit even more pollution
Obama Asks Congress for $3.7 Billion for Immigration Crisis
Obama is struggling to gain control of a humanitarian crisis along the Texas border with Mexico
550 Memphis Cops Call in Sick in 'Blue Flu' Epidemic
Following proposed cuts to city employee health benefits, a quarter of Memphis police are out sick
White House Says Most Children at Border to Be Sent Home
The strong warning came as the White House is expected to ask for funding from the U.S. Congress to deal with the flood of children
Federal Judge Paves Way for NFL Concussion Compensation Settlement
The court estimated 20,000 retired NFL players would be eligible to receive compensation
Dixie Turns Blue
As minorities head to the South, the Republican grip on politics is under threat
Hobby Lobby's Transgender Rights Problem
Ross Douthat hails Hobby Lobby as "a company liberals could love." So why can't the store figure out how to treat a trans employee?
NSA-Intercepted Data Show Ordinary Civilians Far Outnumber Foreign Targets
An investigation launched by The Washington Post reveals that email conversations, intimate documents, photos and letters from civilians have been intercepted
Decision Close in Case Challenging Obamacare Subsidies
A little-known court case threatens to further unravel President Barack Obama’s signature, and controversial, legislation
In Washington, Supply of Legal Weed Can't Meet Demand
Experts predict marijuana to sell out within hours as Washington becomes 2nd state where recreational use is legal
The Hysteria Over Shark Attacks vs. The Killing Fields of Chicago
In the waters off Manhattan Beach, Calif., an innocent creature was attacked… and then bit an unfortunate swimmer
Merkel Says U.S. Spying Allegations Are Serious Breach of Trust
The case risks further straining ties with Washington following revelations by Edward Snowden.
New York Firefighter Dies Battling High-Rise Blaze
Gordon Matthew Ambelas was recently honored for saving the life of a seven-year-old boy
Winds From Hurricane Arthur Wallop Massachusetts' Nantucket Island
A weakened but fast-moving Hurricane Arthur swept along southern New England on Friday night, wielding tropical storm-force winds