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Judge rejects immigration lawsuit by Arizona sheriff

Judge rejects immigration lawsuit by Arizona sheriff

Refusing to rule on the merits of the case, a federal judge has rejected an Arizona sheriff’s lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama’s plan to spare nearly 5 million…

Obama started 2014 with high hopes

Obama started 2014 with high hopes

President Barack Obama had high hopes for 2014. Years of waiting for Congress to come around to his point of view had Obama’s patience wearing thin. So as he rang…

The long-term emotional scars of torture

The long-term emotional scars of torture

At times, waterboarding rendered al-Qaida terror suspect Abu Zubaydah hysterical. But later, a message to CIA headquarters described an interrogator merely lifting his eyebrow and snapping his fingers, leading Zubaydah…

Immigrant mom lives in church refuge

Immigrant mom lives in church refuge

Nine-year-old Mariana Mendoza had to give up her pink bedroom and bike when her family moved from a two-story rowhouse into a cramped church annex last month. But that’s OK…

NYC Mayor asks for temporary halt in protests

NYC Mayor asks for temporary halt in protests

As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in…

Gifts cross philosophical, religious lines

Gifts cross philosophical, religious lines

Christmastime is here and a new poll reveals the cards and gifts that are part of celebrating the holiday are ubiquitous, even among those who don’t share the Christian beliefs…

Execution drug use varies in states

Execution drug use varies in states

Problematic executions in Oklahoma, Arizona and other states have highlighted a patchwork approach states are taking with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely. Arizona announced Monday that…

FDA targeting sellers of pure caffeine powder

The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses. The FDA warned consumers to…

Sheriff, gadfly attorney seek to stop Obama on immigration

Sheriff, gadfly attorney seek to stop Obama on immigration

A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million…

Backlash feared over killing of New York police officers

Backlash feared over killing of New York police officers

Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has…