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Democrats appear headed for victory in Massachusetts special election

Democrats appear headed for victory in Massachusetts special election

National Republicans cheered former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez’s Massachusetts primary victory, but Democratic Congressman Ed Markey enjoys tremendous advantages in the special election to replace former U.S. Sen. John Kerry.…

Senator confronted over vote against gun background checks

Senator confronted over vote against gun background checks

A woman whose mother was killed in last year’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., confronted Sen. Kelly Ayotte Tuesday during the senator’s first public appearance in New Hampshire since voting…

Angered lawmakers demand change in flawed military justice system

Angered lawmakers demand change in flawed military justice system

Outrage over an Air Force officer‘s decision to overturn a jury’s guilty verdict in a sexual assault case has Republicans and Democrats joining forces on ambitious legislation to change the…

FBI probes questionable activity by Virginia governor

FBI probes questionable activity by Virginia governor

The FBI has begun looking at the relationship between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the chief executive of a nutritional supplements manufacturer that is the subject of an investigation, two…

Blacks voter turnout now higher than whites in America

Blacks voter turnout now higher than whites in America

America’s blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential…

Even with less pay, American consumers keep spending

Even with less pay, American consumers keep spending

This year got off to a sour start for U.S. workers: Their pay, already gasping to keep pace with inflation, was suddenly shrunk by a Social Security tax increase. Which…

Russian mom still claims her Boston bombing sons are innocent

Russian mom still claims her Boston bombing sons are innocent

The angry and grieving mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects insists that her sons are innocent and that she’s no terrorist. But Zubeidat Tsarnaeva is drawing increased attention after…

Obama wants Charlotte mayor as his new Transportation Secretary

Obama wants Charlotte mayor as his new Transportation Secretary

President Barack Obama is nominating Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx, a rising star in Democratic politics, to run the Transportation Department, a White House official said. Obama will announce the…

Lawmakers warn of threat to U.S. from Syrian chemical weapons

Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons could be a greater threat after that nation’s president leaves power and could end up targeting Americans at home, lawmakers warned Sunday as they considered…

Boston bombing suspect talked jihad with mother, wiretaps show

Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, officials said Saturday, days after the U.S.…