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NYC Council to hold hearings after chokehold death
The New York City Council will hold hearings on the NYPD's review of its training programs after the chokehold death of an unarmed Staten Island man.
Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns
The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor in Arizona, by a 9-year-old girl firing an Uzi submachine gun, has generated angry social-media comments, with people asking why a child was allowed to use an automatic weapon.
Fla. Supreme Court asked to rule on gay marriage
Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.
Romney to raise money for McConnell in Kentucky
Mitt Romney is coming to Kentucky to raise money for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the latest in a string of high-profile politicians getting in on one of the country's most competitive midterm races.
Maine Gov. LePage embraces candor in campaign
Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off. He's told the NAACP to "kiss my butt," called the IRS "the new Gestapo" and has said he wouldn't be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to "go to hell."
Perry: 'Folks grouse' so he'll pay his own legal tab
Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry says campaign funds, not taxpayers, will pick up his legal tab to deter complaints.
Secret US-Russia talks on Ukraine held in Finland
The Finnish Foreign Ministry says that the United States and Russia held secret talks over Ukraine in Finland in June.
Voters in Florida, 3 other states head to polls
Voters in four states are headed to the polls for primaries and runoffs.
Pentagon chief OKs Medal of Honor for WWI hero
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has recommended awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to a black soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France during World War I.
NC senator tested by Obama's visit to her state
President Barack Obama's visit to the American Legion this week is posing an uncomfortable test for embattled Sen. Kay Hagan.
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