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After abortion setback, Texas GOP set to try again

June 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, left, who tries to filibuster an abortion bill, reacts as time expires, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Amid the deafening roar of abortion rights supporters, Texas Republicans huddled around the Senate podium to pass new abortion restrictions, but whether the vote was cast before or after midnight is [&hellip...

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Pro football player Hernandez charged with murder

June 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, stands with his attorney Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old...

Artists, activists unite at Bradley Manning trial

June 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this June 17, 2013 photo, Clark Stoeckley stands in front of a box truck in Fort Meade, Md., that he painted in support of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. Stoeckley, an art instructor spending his summer making sketches of Manning’s court-martial, is...

Dem Rep. Markey wins US Senate election in Mass.

June 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, with wife Dr. Susan Blumenthal, celebrates his victory in the Massachusetts special election for the U.S. Senate at his campaign party Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Boston. Markey defeated Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez...

Army to cut brigades at 10 US bases

June 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 23, 2013 file photo, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Army is slashing the number of combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the...

Obama opens 2nd-term drive against climate change

June 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama gestures during a speech on climate change, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Georgetown University in Washington. Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy...

Texas prepares to execute 500th inmate

June 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Kimberly McCarthy, who is on death row in Texas for the 1997 killing of a neighbor during a robbery. McCarthy is scheduled to be executed on June 26 and would be...

Blackhawks stage late rally to win Stanley Cup

June 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 6 to win the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Monday, June 24, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) — An NHL-record unbeaten streak...

Send him back: US urges nations to return Snowden

June 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama, right, sit across from Steve Case, right, Chairman and CEO, Revolution LLc, and other CEOs, business owners and entrepreneurs during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013, to discuss...

‘I Am Legend’ author Richard Matheson dies at 87

June 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This 2004 photo shows writer Richard Matheson. Matheson, the prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer whose “I Am Legend” was transformed into a film three times, died Sunday, June 23, 2013. He was 87. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Beatrice de Gea) NO...