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The truth about lame duck presidents

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:57am
A crisis like the Gaza conflict or the surge of immigrants can be an opportunity for a lame duck president, writes Julian Zelizer
Categories: National News

Police: Toddler smashes Jeep into house

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:10am
A diaper-clad toddler crashed a Jeep into a neighbor's house in Oregon -- then scampered home, sat on the couch and watched cartoons, authorities said.
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Sarah Palin to launch her own online news channel

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:37am
The former VP candidate is creating new own online news channel.
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Tentative deal reached on VA health reform

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 7:48pm
The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a bill to reform the VA health system, aides to each of the men said Sunday, just days before Congress is scheduled to leave on its August recess.
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2 Americans infected with Ebola

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 7:45pm
Aid worker Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly had been treating Ebola patients in Liberia.
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Mysterious porcelain dolls left on porches

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 9:35am
Parents contacted authorities after finding porcelain dolls that look like their children on their doorsteps.
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See cop take down armed suspect

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 9:34am
Watch an armed suspect get taken down by an officer with help from a couple of bystanders. KUSA reports.
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DC ban on public handguns ruled unconstitutional

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 7:38am
A federal judge ruled that Washington's ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.
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Details in law professor's slaying

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 7:36am
For the past week, the mystery surrounding the killing of a nationally renowned law professor has baffled family and friends from Florida to Canada.
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Lawyer: Marine's Tijuana counsel blew it

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 7:34am
A U.S. Marine Corps reservist held in a Mexican prison for more than three months on a weapons charge could have been released within days of his detention if not for "missed opportunities" by his original legal counsel, his attorney told CNN.
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Carjackers run over, kill 3 kids in Philadelphia

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 7:47am
Three children helping their mother operate a fruit stand were killed Friday when a stolen SUV plowed into a small crowd on a street corner.
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Deadly start to Chicago weekend

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 7:40am
Gun violence flared again in Chicago when a shooter sprayed bullets outside a convenience store on the city's west side, killing a 13-year-old boy and wounding six others.
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Intruder: I'm pregnant. Man: I shot her

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 7:37am
An 80-year-old homeowner says he fought back when he walked in on two people burglarizing his home who also attacked him.
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2 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 6:16am
Two American soldiers were killed by an improvised explosive device Thursday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said.
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Yet another child dies in a hot car; a foster father is arrested

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:59pm
The death of a 10-month-old girl left in a hot car in Wichita, Kanas -- the latest in a string of hot-car child deaths in the United States -- triggered the quick arrest of the girl's foster father and on Friday prompted state officials to launch home inspections of adoptive and foster families.
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Ohio State band director fired for 'sexualized' culture

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 7:30pm
The Ohio State University Marching Band, known for entertaining fans at sporting events with hypnotic formations choreographed to music, was also known among university insiders for a culture that facilitated sexual harassment, according to an investigative report.
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McCain: Ariz. execution was 'torture'

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:55pm
The prolonged execution of Arizona death row inmate Joseph Wood was tantamount to torture, Sen. John McCain said. "The lethal injection needs to be an indeed lethal injection," McCain said.
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Pope to visit Philly next year for conference

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:28am
Pope Francis accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, the Catholic News Service reported Friday.
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Will Obama send troops to border?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:21am
The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official told CNN.
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Why neon lights are dying

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:17am
A few years ago, Brian Daniel was driving around Los Angeles when he spotted a neon sign for a random storage facility. The red stick figures carrying yellow boxes glowed from the mundane building. It was like it was screaming out to him.
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