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Obama to Hispanics on immigrants: I see my kids

June 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks at The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ Annual Conference at the Walt Disney World Resort, Friday, June 22, 2012, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama, in a strikingly personal appeal, renewed his call for an overhaul of...

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Agent: Chemicals found in Saudi man's apartment

June 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This undated photo provided by the Randall County, Texas, Sheriff’s Department shows Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari. A jury was selected Thursday, June 21, 2012, for the trial of the Saudi man who is accused of gathering bomb components with the intention of...

Oil, soap used to free stuck baby raccoon in Mich.

June 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, June 20, 2012 photo released by the Dearborn Heights Department of Public Works, a young raccoon’s head is shown stuck in a storm drain cover in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Dearborn Heights Department of Public Works employees, using some...

Hill bargainers: Student loan deal seems near

June 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Washington, to call on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional...

Duluth cleans up as Minn. floods persist to south

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Carl Carlson III, left, and Connie Strong, right, help evacuate Jan Martin from her home in the Lincoln Park neighborhood after record rainfall hit the Duluth, Minn., area Wednesday June, 20, 2012. Most areas received seven to 10 inches of rain in the past 24...

Penn State child sex abuse case goes to jury

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Thursday, June 21, 2012. Jurors in the case began deliberations Thursday. Sandusky is charged with 48 counts of child sexual abuse...

UVa board to consider reinstating ousted president

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Members of the University of Virginia Faculty Senate Executive Council stand on the steps of the Rotunda, where hundreds gathered for a silent vigil in support of the reinstatement of ousted university President Teresa Sullivan Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in...

At least $380K raised for bullied NY bus monitor

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this June 20, 2012 photo, Karen Klein, 68, of Greece, N.Y., talks about the verbal abuse she endured from Greece middle school students while she was school bus monitor. Since the incident was captured in a 10-minute video posted to YouTube, more than...

Northeast bakes under wilting heat for a 2nd day

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Evelyn Maresca, 83, right, laughs as she talks to Anna Anthony, 81, while playing bingo at a city sponsored cooling station at the Ironbound Senior Center, Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Newark, N.J. Forecasters say temperatures could combine with humidity to...

Boehner takes hard line on Holder contempt vote

June 22, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., considers whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. In a showdown with President...