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Obama's budget: Govt still growing, despite cuts

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks about the “Community College to Career Fund” and his 2013 budget, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking a pass on reining in government growth, President Barack Obama unveiled a record $3.8 trillion election-year budget plan...

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US sees 'challenges' for peacekeepers in Syria

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures during a joint news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu , Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at the Department of State in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama...

White House attacks contraception bills

February 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by FOX News, White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew talks on FOX News Sunday in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Lew, who appeared on various Sunday shows, commented on President Barack Obama’s contraception health plan change saying...

Noted US Latino scholar 'forgotten' in birthplace

February 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The name George I. Sanchez has been celebrated for years among Mexican Americans in Texas and California. A son of an Arizona miner, the Albuquerque-born Sanchez worked his way out of poverty as a rural public school teacher in New...

Adele wins song of the year Grammy

February 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Rihanna, left, and Chris Martin of the band Coldplay perform during the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adele’s “Rolling In the Deep” won the Grammy for song of...

Investigators seek answers to Houston's death

February 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Donzaleigh Abernathy places a flower at a memorial outside the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use,...

Induced labor allows dying Texas man see daughter

February 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Jan. 18, 2012 photo provided by Diane Aulger, Diane lies next to husband Mark Aulger, who holds their just-born daughter Savannah for the first time, at a hospital in Plano, Texas. Mark Aulger was diagnosed with colon cancer in April. Surgery and...

The fight begins: Obama's budget going to Congress

February 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo released by CBS News White house Chief of Staff Jacob Lew talks on CBS’s Face the Nation in Washington Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Lew, who appeared on various Sunday shows, said the new budget would put the country on track to achieve $4...

Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies

February 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Security gather outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel Saturday Feb. 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills Calif. Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage...

No discipline planned at North Dakota degree mill

February 12, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Dickinson State University President D.C. Coston speaks on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the Badlands Activities Center in Dickinson, N.D. According to an audit report, the university awarded hundreds of degrees to foreign students who did not earn them. (AP...