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5 Memorable Nicknames And The Politicians They Stuck To

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The race for governor in Virginia is attracting national attention for several reasons. It pits a former Democratic National Committee chairman against a conservative attorney general who helped lead the charge against President Obama's health care law. It's also one of the few high-profile statewide races happening this year, which ...


Royals In Nappies: A Family Album

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The photographers are already setting up ahead of the expected birth this month of the little prince or princess who will be Britain's third in line to the throne.

The child of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, will bump down Prince Harry in the line ...


Read The Rulings: Inside The Same-Sex Marriage Decisions

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Race And Admissions: The University Of Texas' Long History

Monday, June 24, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court sent a case involving the use of race in the University of Texas' admissions process back to a lower court for stricter scrutiny on Monday. It's one more chapter in the university's long struggle with how it chooses who gets in.

Here's a brief look at ...


What Else Has The Longest-Serving Congressman Outlasted?

Friday, June 07, 2013

Rep. John Dingell made history on Friday, when he surpassed the late Sen. Robert Byrd's record to become the longest-serving member of Congress.

The Michigan Democrat was first elected to the House of Representatives in December 1955, during the first Eisenhower administration. As of Friday, he's served 57 years, ...


EU To End Arms Embargo On Syrian Opposition

Monday, May 27, 2013

The European Union plans to end its embargo on arming the Syrian opposition, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Monday.

The Associated Press reports: "Hague insisted that Britain had 'no immediate plans to send arms to Syria. It gives us flexibility to respond in the future if the ...


'He Saved Hundreds': Army Chaplain Gets Medal Of Honor

Thursday, April 11, 2013

It took more than 60 years, but an Army chaplain who died as a prisoner during the Korean War will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama on Thursday.

Capt. Emil Kapaun was a Catholic priest serving with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division who ...


The Same-Sex Marriage Cases: A Primer

Monday, March 25, 2013

California Gay Marriage Ban Challenge

The Case: Hollingsworth v. Perry, 12-144 (Argued Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET)

At Issue: This case centers around a challenge to California's voter-approved gay marriage ban, known as Proposition 8: Does it violate the 14th Amendment, which prevents states from denying people ...


150 Years Later, Civil War Sailors Get Arlington Burial

Friday, March 08, 2013

(Updated at 7 p.m. ET.)

More than 150 years after they died when their ship sank during a storm, two Union sailors from the Civil War were buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.

The sailors' remains were discovered in 2002 during efforts to recover the 150-ton gun turret of ...


Pros And Cons: Ryan As Romney's VP

Saturday, August 11, 2012

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate seems to be uniting both Republicans and Democrats. Here's a quick look at the pluses and minuses...

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