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Romney urges grads to honor family commitments

May 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers the commencement address at the Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va, Saturday, May 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith has shaped his life, but he barely mentioned it as he spoke to graduates at an evangelical university...

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North Carolina a political headache for Democrats

May 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 8, 2012, file photo National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown stands in front of projected election results in Raleigh, N.C., for the passage of a North Carolina constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely...

June Cleaver to Gloria Pritchett: 5 great TV moms

May 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated publicity photo released by The WP shows Lauren Graham, who stars as Lorelai Gilmore in the network’s popular series, “Gilmore Girls.” Why settle for one great mom when, as any TV viewer knows, you can adopt a...

Hudson thanks prosecutors, God after jury verdict

May 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Amy Thompson, defense attorney for William Balfour, speaks with the media Friday, May 11, 2012, in Chicago after Balfour was convicted of murdering the mother, brother and nephew of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson. Balfour faces a mandatory life prison...

Authorities: Kidnapped girls didn’t eat for days

May 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sheriff’s department crime scene tape lies across the road from the Zion Hill Baptist Church in the Alpine community near Guntown, Miss., Friday, May 11, 2012. The tape was used to keep media and onlookers away from the church, which sits on the edge of...

Mitt Romney’s ‘hijinks’ seen as bullying today

May 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

An area of Cranbrook is shown in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Friday, May 11, 2012. Mitt Romney apologized Thursday for “stupid” high school pranks that may have gone too far and moved quickly to stamp out any notion that he bullied schoolmates at the...

Many blacks shrug off Obama’s new view on gays

May 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Dorsey Jackson, center standing, cuts hair at his establishment Jackson’s Barbershop, Friday, May 11, 2012, in Ardmore, Pa. Like many black Americans, Dorsey Jackson does not believe in gay marriage, but he wasn’t disillusioned when Barack Obama...

Legendary car designer, racer Shelby dies at 89

May 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this March 1, 2009, photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Carroll Shelby gives the command to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Shelby 427 race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. Shelby, a race driver and Shelby Cobra sports car...

Judge refuses to dismiss John Edwards charges

May 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former presidential candidate and Sen. John Edwards arrives at a federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, May 10, 2012. Edwards is accused of conspiring to secretly obtain more than $900,000 from two wealthy supporters to hide his extramarital affair...

Loretta Lynn wants Zooey Deschanel in musical

May 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Country music star Loretta Lynn, right, and actress Zooey Deschanel sing Lynn’s hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter” during a performance of the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. During her appearance on the show,...