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- 3 Lessons From Obama's Failed Justice Department Nomination
Why was it such a disaster? Seven Democrats defected from their party to vote against President Obama's nominee.
- Top Conservative Event Opens With Big Names, Red Meat, And Fun
Opening day at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference attracted some of the biggest names in GOP politics. It also featured some young conservatives bent on having some fun with politics.
- Grocery Chains Safeway And Albertson's Announce Merger Deal
Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is offering $9.4 billion for Safeway, the nation's second-largest grocery, and plans to combine it with Albertson's, acquired a year ago.
- How Bad Directions (And A Sandwich) Started World War I
World War I began 100 years ago this summer. The spark â€” Archduke Ferdinand's assassination â€” was dramatic, tragic and, in some ways, almost comic.
- In Pennsylvania, Gas Company Complaints Grab Statewide Attention
One of the biggest natural gas companies in the U.S. is facing legal trouble over allegations it cheats landowners out of royalty money. Chesapeake Energy has faced similar accusations across the U.S.
- Senate Blocks Military Sexual Assault Reforms
The Senate has blocked a bill introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, which had proposed revisions to military procedures for punishing and preventing sexual assault.
- Talk About A Misdemeanor: The City Law Against Annoying Behavior
Grand Rapids City Attorney Catherine Mish talks to Audie Cornish about an outdated city code that states, "No person shall willfully annoy another person."
- As CPAC Opens, GOP Stars Take Turns At The Podium
The Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative activists, routinely attracts big names in the Republican party â€” and this year's no different. It starts Thursday.
- Texas Abortion Restrictions Shutter Two More Clinics
Several Texas abortion clinics are shutting down Thursday, in part due to restrictions passed by state lawmakers. They join a growing list of clinics that have closed since the law was passed.
- Dated Methods Mean Slow Return For Fallen Soldiers â€” Or None At All
The agency charged with bringing home and identifying American war dead is slow, inefficient and stymied by outdated methods, according to a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica.
- Obama Lays Groundwork For Sanctions Against Russia
With an executive order Thursday, President Obama authorized sanctions on Russia for its involvement in Ukraine. Speaker Boehner praised the sanctions and offered congressional support going forward.
- Senate Blocks Bill To Overhaul Military Sex Assault Prosecutions
The measure would have removed the authority of senior military commanders to prosecute sexual assault cases within their ranks. The vote was 55-45 vote.
- How Yosemite Keeps Its Bears' Paws Off Campers' Hamburgers
The park's bears have developed a taste for human food, and that's gotten them in big trouble. But efforts to teach campers to lock up food are helping solve the problem, a bear hair analysis shows.
- Army Brigadier General Pleads Guilty To Adultery
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, facing court-martial on charges he sexually assaulted a female captain, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of an extramarital affair.
- SAT Gets A Makeover
The College Board has announced major changes to the SAT, including making the essay optional, and no longer penalizing wrong answers. Erik Robelen of Education Week talks about the changes.