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Md. parents allegedly locked up autistic twin sons

A Maryland couple is accused of keeping their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room at night with no furniture and only a tiny window for light.

US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.

Boehner: No border money without policy changes

House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) says the public won't support spending money on the border crisis unless Congress makes policy changes to return migrant kids home faster.

GOP voters in Ga. to decide Senate nominee

After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to take control of the chamber.

VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Genetic researchers say they've made progress that could someday offer more hope to people with schizophrenia.

Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine.

Christie: No plans to campaign in NY for Astorino

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he doesn't have plans to campaign for New York's Republican candidate for governor because he doesn't campaign for candidates he doesn't think can win.

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.

White House reports drop in minors crossing border

The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly.

Senate confirms Obama pick for UN aviation job

The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's choice to serve as U.S. representative to the U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organization, which has sent a team to help investigate the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine.

CBO: $25M of $3.7B border ask to be spent in 2014

Just $25 million of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with a wave of unaccompanied Central American children on the southern border might be spent before the budget year ends Sept. 30, a new study released Monday says.

US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants -- the third since 2009.

Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a somber White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan.

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