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Axelrod: They all have something to prove
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Tamir Rice shooting was 'reasonable,' two experts conclude
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Sandy's Story: Fighting Alzheimer's
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U.S. military is on its way to getting its Iron Man
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The $725M ranch bigger than New York and LA combined
The world's richest and famous are lining up to buy this gargantuan equestrian estate... More >>

Instead of Columbus Day, some celebrate this
This Monday, instead of celebrating Christopher Columbus, some cities and schools are honoring the people he encountered in the New World and their descendants.... More >>

Former KKK site to be topped by MLK tribute
Georgia's Stone Mountain, a site that once hosted Ku Klux Klan cross-burnings and remains a home for Confederate tributes, will soon be adding a very different symbol: a tower in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.... More >>

Cecil the Lion's killer won't be charged
Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist and big-game hunter who killed Cecil the Lion while on a July hunting expedition, won't face charges in the beloved big cat's death, a Zimbabwean minister said Monday.... More >>

U.S. delivers 50 tons of ammunition to Syria rebel groups
U.S. military cargo planes gave 50 tons of ammunition to rebel groups overnight in northern Syria, using an air drop of 112 pallets as the first step in the Obama Administration's urgent effort to find new ways to support those groups.... More >>

Wish you were here! The best travel photos
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Off-duty Memphis police officer killed
An off-duty Memphis, Tennessee, police officer was shot multiple times and killed in unknown circumstances, the city's police director said Sunday, adding details are "very, very sketchy."... More >>

Deadly month in high school football
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Jim Carrey carries coffin at former girlfriend's funeral
Jim Carrey's former girlfriend Cathriona White was laid to rest Saturday morning, and Carrey came to pay his respects.... More >>

7 U.S. marathons worth the trip
Glance at social media and it seems everyone is out in their Lycra, training for their next 26.2 mile dash.... More >>

The Gulf: Palm fronds and shifting sands
Photographer Camilo Ramirez is driving 23 miles an hour along winding back roads, tracing the contour of the Gulf Coast. Allowing serendipity to be his guide, he pulls over to photograph a trailer park in the middle of the woods. It is part of an ongoing project to offer a glimpse into the recovery... More >>

Why 3-day weekends are good for you
A glorious three-day weekend has arrived for (most) "knowledge workers," that euphemistic term for those of us who spend our days hunched over a keyboard, eyes locked for hours at a time on the screen ahead.... More >>

Ex-staffer accuses Benghazi committee of 'partisan investigation'
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Frat shut down after sexually explicit video surfaces
The charter of an Indiana University fraternity has been revoked after a video surfaced allegedly showing members cheering on a brother involved in a sexually explicit act with a woman.... More >>

'Justice or else' on Million Man March anniversary
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Blow to conservatives: Export-Import Bank vote set
In a blow to House conservatives, a sizable group of Republicans joined with Democrats to force a vote to renew the Export-Import Bank.... More >>

Obama meets Oregon college shooting victims
A week after a gunman killed nine people and himself at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, President Barack Obama will meet with survivors and grieving families behind closed doors on Friday.... More >>

Waiting for Paul Ryan: Will he run for speaker?
Rep. Paul Ryan has heard just about every pitch to take the speaker's job in the last 24 hours. He could drive the national agenda. His colleagues would help spare him the demands of fundraising for House Republicans. And most of all: They need him to resurrect a party in shambles.... More >>

Secret Service agent who helped save Reagan dies
Jerry Parr, a Secret Service agent who helped save a wounded Ronald Reagan during a 1981 assassination attempt, has died, his wife said Friday. He was 85.... More >>

John Kasich on Social Security cuts: 'Get over it'
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday that a New Hampshire audience member would "get over" cuts to Social Security payments as a result of his reform plan -- and the left is already pouncing on the comment.... More >>

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