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House passes disaster aid, but Senate Dems object

September 23, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Superintendent C.J. Huff, right, points out tornado damage at Joplin High School as he speaks with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, center, as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, left, looks on, Thursday morning, Sept. 22, 2011 in Joplin, Mo. The high school was destroyed during the May 22 tornado. (AP Photo/The Joplin Globe, T. [&hellip...

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Obama challenges Boehner, McConnell on home turf

September 23, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama is greeted on the tarmac upon his arrival at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky., Thursday, Sept., 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) CINCINNATI (AP) — Needling his top Republican adversaries...

Illinois launches Asian carp anti-hunger program

September 23, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Students line up for the taste of Asian carp at Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Chicago. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources held a public tasting event in Chicago with a Louisiana chef to start...

Romney, Perry go after each other in GOP debate

September 23, 2011 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidates Texas Gov. Rick Perry, left, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, share a laugh during a Fox News/Google debate Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, Pool) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Side...

Obama to outline plan overriding education law

September 22, 2011 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — States are about to get some guidance from President Barack Obama about how they can get around provisions in the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law — a step the administration has undertaken to effectively gut the law since Congress had...

AP IMPACT: NYPD eyed US citizens in intel effort

September 22, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Sept. 2, 2011, people walk past immigrant Arab businesses on Steinway Street in the Astoria neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. The New York Police Department has subjected American citizens to surveillance and scrutiny, not...

Carter: Execution exposes flaws in death penalty

September 22, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Demonstrators gather in front of the White House in Washington as they hold a vigil before the scheduled execution of death row inmate Troy Davis, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Davis is facing lethal injection for killing an off-duty Georgia policeman in...

Republicans stepping up criticism ahead of debate

September 22, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks about Israel during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans seeking the presidency have spent months pitching glossy...

Ga pardons board done with condemned man's appeals

September 21, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Aug. 22, 1991 file photo shows Troy Anthony Davis entering Chatham County Superior Court in Savannah, Ga., during his trail in the shooting death of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail. Georgia’s pardons board on Tuesday, Sept. 20,...

Ga. bars polygraph for condemned man

September 21, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Troy Davis. Georgia’s pardons board on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, rejected clemency for Davis despite high-profile support for his claim that he...