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Obama faces choices in morning-after pill debate

Obama faces choices in morning-after pill debate

President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that battle in court comes with its own set of…

March jobs report disappointing, fewest adds in nine months

March jobs report disappointing, fewest adds in nine months

U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring. The slowdown may signal that the economy…

Democrats, Republicans closing in on immigration bill deal

Democrats, Republicans closing in on immigration bill deal

A group of Republicans and Democrats in the House is finalizing a sweeping immigration bill that offers work permits and the eventual prospect of citizenship to millions of people living…

Are jobs gaining in the United States?

Are jobs gaining in the United States?

The U.S. economy has enjoyed a four-month stretch of robust job gains, and on Friday the government will report whether that trend endured into March. Economists generally think it did.…

Connecticut governor ready to sign new, stricter gun control bills into law

Connecticut governor ready to sign new, stricter gun control bills into law

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was expected to sign a wide-ranging bill that includes sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year’s deadly…

Murdered West Virginia Sheriff was a strong, anti-drug crusader

Murdered West Virginia Sheriff was a strong, anti-drug crusader

Just months before being gunned down, Sheriff Eugene Crum made good on a campaign promise to do what many in law enforcement have attempted for years in southern West Virginia…

Obama hits the road to try and revive stalled gun control effort

Obama hits the road to try and revive stalled gun control effort

In danger of losing congressional momentum, President Barack Obama is drawing attention to Colorado’s newly passed gun control laws as he applies public pressure on Congress to pass similar federal…

Mark Sanford continues comeback bid by winning GOP nomination for House seat

Mark Sanford continues comeback bid by winning GOP nomination for House seat

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday cleared another hurdle in his bid for political redemption, defeating a former Charleston County council member to win the GOP nomination for…

Connecticut unveils sweeping gun control measures

Connecticut unveils sweeping gun control measures

With an announcement of sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, Connecticut lawmakers said they are hoping to send a message to Congress and other state legislators across the country: A…

Paperwork error let suspect in Colorado corrections boss murder out four years erly

Paperwork error let suspect in Colorado corrections boss murder out four years erly

Because of a paperwork error, the suspect in last month’s killing of Colorado’s corrections chief was freed from prison in January — four years earlier than authorities intended. Judicial officials…