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Help for embattled troops from a therapy dog

Help for embattled troops from a therapy dog

After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and unable to really talk about his time on the…

VA boss Shinseki: ‘Hell no, I won’t go’

VA boss Shinseki: ‘Hell no, I won’t go’

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric is brushing aside calls for his resignation in the wake of reports of 40 deaths because of delayed treatment at a Phoenix VA hospital. But in…

You want change? You got it with the climate

You want change? You got it with the climate

When it came time to deliver a new federal report detailing what global warming is doing to America and the dire forecast for the future, President Barack Obama turned to…

Supremes say ‘amen’ to prayer at public meetings

Supremes say ‘amen’ to prayer at public meetings

A narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld decidedly Christian prayers at the start of local council meetings on Monday, declaring them in line with long national traditions though the country has…

Public school students far more diverse than teachers

Public school students far more diverse than teachers

U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite.…

New Jersey sports gambling legal tab: $2.8 million

New Jersey sports gambling legal tab: $2.8 million

New Jersey’s bid to legalize sports gambling has endured defeat after defeat in the courts, but one big winner has emerged, at taxpayer expense — the law firm hired to…

Biden: Immigration ‘crucial’ to American innovation

Biden: Immigration ‘crucial’ to American innovation

Vice President Joe Biden extoled immigration as crucial to American innovation Saturday at a college graduation ceremony in South Florida. The Miami Dade College graduates from two campuses and their…

Judge finds Arkansas voter ID law unconstitutional

Judge finds Arkansas voter ID law unconstitutional

An Arkansas judge on Friday again found the state’s new voter ID law to be unconstitutional but said there wasn’t enough time to prohibit officials from enforcing it during this…

Teenager sought to kill family, bomb schools

Teenager sought to kill family, bomb schools

Authorities said Thursday that they prevented an “unimaginable tragedy” by foiling a teenager’s elaborate plot to kill his family and bomb the junior and senior high school in the southern…

Sexual assault reports up by 50 percent in military

Sexual assault reports up by 50 percent in military

Reports by members of the military of sexual assaults jumped by an unprecedented 50 percent last year, in what Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declared a “clear threat” to both male…