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Former Ohio gov., congressman dies

August 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio Gov. and U.S. Rep. John J. Gilligan, a liberal Democrat whose creation of the state income tax was his most lasting accomplishment and also the undoing of his political career, died Monday. He was 92. Gilligan’s death was confirmed by his caregiver, Frank Kennedy, who did not provide a [&hellip...

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Chicago Police patrol the neighborhood as Crystal Stoval delivers her niece Kayla Porter from their South Side home to Gresham Elementary School on the first day of classes Monday in Chicago.

Guards escort Chicago kids to new schools

August 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

AP Photo Chicago Police patrol the neighborhood as Crystal Stoval delivers her niece Kayla Porter from their South Side home to Gresham Elementary School on the first day of classes Monday in Chicago. CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of Chicago children whose...

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President Barack Obama applauds after awarding U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, left, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry, Monday, at the White House.

Medal of Honor awarded to Afghan war vet

August 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

AP Photo President Barack Obama applauds after awarding U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, left, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry, Monday, at the White House.   WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama bestowed the nation’s highest...

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A firefighter stands on top of a fire truck at a campground destroyed by the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Monday.

Wildfire closing in on San Francisco Bay area’s water source

August 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

AP Photo A firefighter stands on top of a fire truck at a campground destroyed by the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Monday.   TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif. (AP) — A raging wildfire in Yosemite National Park rained ash on the reservoir that...

For Obama, world looks far different than expected

August 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 19, 2013, file photo U.S. President Barack Obama listens to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, address media at a joint press conference at the chancellery in Berlin. Merkel, publicly questioned the legitimacy of U.S. NSA...

Private lobbyists get public pensions in 20 states

August 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 9, 2013 file photo, Stephen Acquario, executive director of the New York State Association of Counties, attends a news conference in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Acquario is among hundreds of lobbyists in at least 20...

US overhauls process for recognizing Indian tribes

August 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 photo, Alan Russell, chairman of the Schaghticoke tribe walks in the tribe’s burial ground on reservation land in Kent, Conn. A rule change proposed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs could make dozens of American Indian...

Youth see march anniversary as chance to lead

August 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Dejuan Monroe, 7, waves an American flag in the air while a speaker addresses the crowd. Dejuan and his older brother Darian, 9, moved to the front of the crowd and found a good view of the rally on the north steps of the Capitol. A diverse crowd of about 300...

Panda cub described as healthy and vibrant

August 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo provided by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, a member of the panda team at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo performs the first neonatal exam Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, on a giant panda cub born Friday, Aug. 23, in Washington. The cub appeared...

US moves forces toward Syria, inquiry continues

August 24, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A picture taken through a window shows the United Nations high representative for disarmament affairs, Angela Kane, second left, at a hotel in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. The United Nations disarmament chief arrived today to press President...

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