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Religious groups challenge birth control compromise

Religious groups challenge birth control compromise

Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans are in federal court Monday to challenge a birth-control compromise they say still compels them to…

Another night of violent protests in Berkeley

Another night of violent protests in Berkeley

Raucous demonstrations hit Berkeley’s streets for a second straight night as protesters angered by police killings in Missouri and New York clashed with officers, vandalized businesses and even fought with…

Who gassed the ‘furries?’

Who gassed the ‘furries?’

Investigators were looking into the release of a gas that sickened several hotel guests and forced thousands of people — many dressed as cartoon animals for a convention — to…

Republicans in House match Truman years

Republicans in House match Truman years

Republicans will hold at least 246 House seats come January, according to election results Saturday, giving the GOP a commanding majority that matches the party’s post-World War II high during…

More American troops than planned in Afghanistan

More American troops than planned in Afghanistan

The United States will keep about 1,000 more troops in Afghanistan than planned early next year to fill a temporary NATO troop gap in the new mission to train and…

Washington Post reporter charged in Iran

Washington Post reporter charged in Iran

A Washington Post reporter detained in Iran for more than four months was formally charged Saturday after a day-long proceeding in a Tehran courtroom, the newspaper reported. Jason Rezaian, the…

Failed rescue attempt for one drawn to ‘wanderlust’

Failed rescue attempt for one drawn to ‘wanderlust’

Luke Somers, an American who was killed during a rescue attempt against his al-Qaida captors in Yemen, had been working as a freelance photographer and editor in that country, and…

Bye bye to last Deep South Democrat in Senate

Bye bye to last Deep South Democrat in Senate

Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has denied Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana a fourth term, calling his Senate victory “the exclamation point” on midterm elections that put Republicans in charge…

Exceptions to new ‘no profiling rules’

Exceptions to new ‘no profiling rules’

  Federal agents who guard the border and screen passengers at airports would be exempt from new racial profiling guidelines that must be observed by the FBI and other law…

Ashton Carter brings a different look to the Pentagon

Ashton Carter brings a different look to the Pentagon

The experiences that Ashton Carter would bring to the job of defense secretary are vastly different from Chuck Hagel’s in several important ways, starting with the fact that Carter is…