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  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare
    Associated Press | May 26, 2015 12:16 am
    A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans -- not White House officials -- who have been talking about damage control.
  • Launching campaign, Sanders appeals to party's Warren wing
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 9:40 pm
    For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders might be the next best thing.
  • AP source: Cleveland reaches deal with Justice on policing
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 8:33 pm
    The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the police department, and the agreement could be announced as soon as Tuesday, a senior federal law enforcement official said.
  • Jeb Bush to get own home at family compound in Kennebunkport
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 3:24 pm
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting a house of his own at the family compound on the coast of Maine where generations of Bushes have spent summers.
  • Veterans History Project nears 100,000 items at US library
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 10:40 am
    The Library of Congress has been working to build an oral history collection to capture veterans' memories of war, and the project is nearing a milestone of 100,000 records.
  • Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 8:12 am
    Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.
  • Vocabulary test takes away some National Spelling Bee drama
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 7:32 am
    For viewers of last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the most surprising results came courtesy of a test nobody saw.
  • Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 5:20 am
    Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.
  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 5:05 am
    A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans -- not White House officials -- who have been talking about damage control.
  • Defense chief's criticism of Iraqis raises policy questions
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 4:24 am
    The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group.
  • Police: Pressure cooker in suspicious DC vehicle destroyed
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 2:28 am
    A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle parked on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol and the vehicle's owner was found and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.
  • Perry seeks to win over Iowa with frequent visits
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 1:08 am
    Rick Perry's early, hands-on approach in Iowa contrasts with the 2016 presidential prospect's failed bid four years ago, when he entered the race relatively late and stumbled in the debates.
  • Skimpy insurance seen by Democrats as next health care issue
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 1:04 am
    A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections.
  • Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 9:52 pm
    A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle's owner was located and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.
  • Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 9:48 pm
    The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday. The harsh assessment raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group that has seized a strategically important swath of the Middle East.