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The week in politics
Take a look at 18 photos of the week in politics from September 27 to October 3.... More >>

Where is the El Faro? Ship, 33 people still missing after Hurricane Joaquin
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Gunman killed himself
A man who gunned down nine people at an Oregon community college delivered a box to a survivor during the shooting, a victim said.... More >>

Secret Service chief changes story about Jason Chaffetz leak
The director of the Secret Service said Friday he first heard rumors about employees of his agency circulating unflattering information about a top Republican lawmaker earlier than he initially reported.... More >>

East Coast soaked by storm, but not by Hurricane Joaquin
A ferocious Hurricane Joaquin won't make U.S. landfall, but it readies to send possibly historic floods to the East Coast this weekend, prompting four states to declare emergencies.... More >>

Report: NYPD fails to discipline officers who use excessive force
A report released Thursday says the nation's largest police force tends to look the other way when officers are found to have used excessive force.... More >>

Jesse Matthew gets 3 life sentences for sex assault, abduction
Jesse Matthew still must await his fate in connection to the disappearance and death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. But whatever happens there, he now looks set to spend the rest of his life behind bars.... More >>

The acronyms teens really use on social media
Based on the CNN Special Report #Being13, we compiled a list of acronyms, slang and shorthand teens actually use on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.... More >>

John Kasich pans Jeb Bush PAC dirt-diggers
Opposition researchers typically work in the relative shade of politics. But Ohio Gov. John Kasich made the team for Jeb Bush's super PAC the focus of his campaign stops on Friday after a pair of Right to Rise PAC staffers were discovered digging through his old congressional papers in an Ohio libr... More >>

The problem with Army's new breastfeeding policy
The Army issued a service-wide breastfeeding policy this week, making it the last military branch to implement guidelines for supporting nursing service members.... More >>

S.D. student accused of shooting principal to be tried as adult
A 16-year-old accused of shooting his high school principal this week will be tried as an adult on a charge of first-degree attempted murder, a South Dakota prosecutor said Friday.... More >>

11 killed when U.S. C-130 plane crashes in eastern Afghanistan
Eleven people were killed when a U.S. C-130 plane crashed in Afghanistan early Friday morning, a U.S. defense official said.... More >>

Armed man barricades himself inside Colorado police building
A man armed with a knife and a gun barricaded himself inside the police headquarters in Arvada, Colorado, on Friday night, and authorities were trying to coax him out.... More >>

Education secretary Arne Duncan stepping down
Education Secretary Arne Duncan will step down in December, an administration official said Friday.... More >>

American deaths in terrorism vs. gun violence in one graph
During his president, President Barack Obama has had to deliver statements on gun violence 15 times.... More >>

Death and guns in the USA
The shooting rampage at an Oregon community college occurred in the most heavily armed nation in the world, a society with a firearm for nearly 90% of its 321 million citizens.... More >>

Hero blocked door, took bullets
When Chris Mintz heard gunfire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College on Thursday, his thoughts were not of himself.... More >>

Sheriff who 'will never' say shooter's name is no fan of gun control
When Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin stood in front of reporters and declared he would never utter the name of the man who opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College, he was immediately hailed -- and criticized -- for his stance.... More >>

10 attacks, 10 Obama responses
President Obama has responded to more than 10 different mass shooting during his seven years in office.... More >>

Colbert weighs in
Stephen Colbert took a moment on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to respond to the Oregon shooting that killed nine people.... More >>

Exclusive: Pope's private meeting with U.S. same-sex couple
The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay county clerk Kim Davis in Washington last week, he held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years.... More >>

Ship, 33 sailors missing in Hurricane Joaquin
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They call it the cone of uncertainty for a reason
Inside a nondescript building on South Florida's Biscayne Bay, a 38,000-gallon water tank could soon help solve the mysteries surrounding hurricanes.... More >>

School shooter treated for mental health issues
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Kevin McCarthy backtracks Benghazi comments
Kevin McCarthy, the leading candidate to succeed John Boehner as House speaker, tried to walk back on Thursday controversial comments he made about a congressional investigation into the 2012 Benghazi terror attack.... More >>

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