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Police shootings seldom result in indictments

Police shootings seldom result in indictments

A Missouri grand jury’s decision to spare police officer Darren Wilson from criminal charges makes his case the latest in a long line of police shootings that show the latitude…

GOP hopefuls avoid immigration specifics

GOP hopefuls avoid immigration specifics

The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama’s order blocking deportation for millions of…

Obama on the defensive over immigration

Obama on the defensive over immigration

President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. In an interview…

Kissing under the…err…pot branch?

Kissing under the…err…pot branch?

That’s not mistletoe. From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the…

Islamic militants recruit, exploit children

Islamic militants recruit, exploit children

Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.…

Calls for calm as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

Calls for calm as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether…

Employers keep close tabs on insurance costs

Employers keep close tabs on insurance costs

Despite years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul, employers consider employee health insurance a priority. But new surveys suggest coverage may grow skimpier in the…

NSA warned of backlash from spying on Americans

NSA warned of backlash from spying on Americans

Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn’t providing enough intelligence to justify…

Judge throws out Montana gay marriage ban

Judge throws out Montana gay marriage ban

Gay couples were expected to line up for marriage licenses Thursday morning at county courthouses across Montana after a federal judge tossed out the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. At…

Ebola epidemic’s orphans, adoption problems

Ebola epidemic’s orphans, adoption problems

The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in impacted west African countries at a standstill for obvious reasons. Tessa and Joel Sanborn understand. The arrival of their 5-year-old adopted son Devine,…