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(Undated) -- The Senate is taking up a bill that's stirring up people on both sides of the abortion debate. The Senate Judiciary Committee opens a hearing this morning on the measure that would give the federal government authority to override any state laws that place what...
(Undated) -- A sidewalk memorial to the man who killed a rookie police officer in Jersey City, New Jersey is drawing harsh criticism from city officials. Officer Melvin Santiago was shot in the head early on Sunday by Lawrence Campbell. Jersey City's mayor called comments made...
(Undated) -- The weather will be cooler on the East Coast today. Forecasters say cold air coming down from the Gulf of Alaska will have afternoon highs topping out between 70 and 80 for the next two days. Those cooler temperatures could usher in extreme and dangerous weather...
(Baghdad) -- The Iraqi parliament is starting to make some key decisions about the country's new government. The parliament met today in Baghdad for talks aimed at breaking a political impasse involving an Islamist insurgency in the northern part of Iraq. Members are also voting...
(Moscow) -- At least ten people are dead and more than 100 injured in a train derailment in Moscow. At least 50 people are in critical condition. The derailment happened during the morning rush hour. There's no word yet on what caused the train wreck.
(Washington, DC) -- Astronomers think they are very close to finding either another Earth, or at least signs of life on a distant planet. MIT planetary science professor Sara Seager said during a panel discussion at NASA headquarters on Monday, advances in technology and science...
(Undated) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is condemning Hamas for continuing to fire rockets from Gaza despite a truce proposed by Egypt. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Israelis are ready to ramp up their counterattacks. Israel will "broaden the military operation...
(Undated) -- The president of Honduras is blaming the U.S. for the recent flood of migrants crossing the border. President Juan Hernandez blames the migrant surge on U.S. drug enforcement efforts that pushed drug traffickers into Central American countries and sparked a wave of...
(Washington, DC) -- Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is the top hospital in the U.S. The latest rankings from "U.S. News and World Report" put Mayo in the number one spot followed by Massachusetts General Hospital. John Hopkins Hospital came in third. Cleveland Clinic was...