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American soldier admits massacre of Afghan civilians

American soldier admits massacre of Afghan civilians

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was “crazed” and “broken” when he slipped away from his remote southern Afghanistan outpost and attacked mud-walled compounds in two slumbering villages nearby. Next week, Bales…

Obama set to nominate former Bush aide to run FBI

Obama set to nominate former Bush aide to run FBI

President Barack Obama is prepared to nominate James Comey, a former Bush administration official with bipartisan credentials, as the next FBI director. In a possible warning sign, the top Republican…

For motorcycle riders, no helmets mean more injuries, deaths

For motorcycle riders, no helmets mean more injuries, deaths

The average medical claim from a motorcycle crash rose by more than one-fifth last year in Michigan after the state stopped requiring all riders to wear helmets, according to an…

GOP paradox: Attracting enough voters to win without pissing off the rabid right

GOP paradox: Attracting enough voters to win without pissing off the rabid right

The Republican Party, having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, confronts a dilemma that’s easier to describe than to solve: How can it broaden…

Republicans want Obamacare at front of 2014 races

Republicans want Obamacare at front of 2014 races

If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year’s congressional elections, the working title might be “2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare.” The plot: The rollout of President Barack Obama’s health…

Barack Obama and Chris Christie: Together again

Barack Obama and Chris Christie: Together again

President Barack Obama is looking to get his groove back — at the beach. A post-Hurricane Sandy tour of the New Jersey coast line on Tuesday, gives the president a…

Senators will look at new rules on investigating media leaks

Senators will look at new rules on investigating media leaks

Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday a group of eight senators will look at setting rules on how leaks about government secrets are investigated. “We’ll be announcing that we have four…

Judge finds Arizona sheriff guilty of racist Latino profiling

Judge finds Arizona sheriff guilty of racist Latino profiling

A federal judge has ruled that the office of America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that…

Rabid right threatens revenge on Boy Scouts for allowing gays

Rabid right threatens revenge on Boy Scouts for allowing gays

The Boy Scouts of America will get no reprieve from controversy after a contentious vote to accept openly gay boys as Scouts. Dismayed conservatives are already looking at alternative youth…

Many unanswered questions on Obama’s vague drone rules

Many unanswered questions on Obama’s vague drone rules

President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power…