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America pauses to remember September 11, 2001

America pauses to remember September 11, 2001

A solemn reading of the names. Moments of silence to mark the precise times of tragedy. Stifled sobs of those still mourning. As the nation pauses Thursday to mark the…

Obama’s ever-changing message on 9/11

Obama’s ever-changing message on 9/11

Five times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day. Each time,…

Adding guns for teachers in Missouri schools

Adding guns for teachers in Missouri schools

Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns to schools and for residents to openly carry firearms, in a vote Thursday that capped a two-year effort by the…

Missouri enacts 72-hour hold on abortions

Missouri enacts 72-hour hold on abortions

Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation’s most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception…

Ferguson faces more protests, doubt & anger

Ferguson faces more protests, doubt & anger

Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since Michael Brown’s…

In the Mideast, the wars never appear to end

In the Mideast, the wars never appear to end

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to be a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops finally ending their…

Scott Brown wins New Hampshire Senate primary

Scott Brown wins New Hampshire Senate primary

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, a front-runner since he announced his bid in April, glided to an easy win Tuesday in the Republican primary for Senate in neighboring New Hampshire.…

Time for Supremes to settle gay marriage issue?

Time for Supremes to settle gay marriage issue?

Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It’s time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. Even a justice recently said she thinks so, too.…

Michigan’s Senate hopes an uphill fight

Michigan’s Senate hopes an uphill fight

Not so long ago, Republicans were giddy about winning U.S. Senate control in part by picking up a prized seat in Michigan held for more than three decades by a…

Sanctuary movement growing in Arizona

Sanctuary movement growing in Arizona

On her 27th day of living in a tiny room at a Tucson church known for pioneering the popular immigrant sanctuary movement in the 1980s, Rosa Robles Loreto swept a…