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National News
  • 10 Things to Know: This Week’s Takeaways

    Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week.

    May 17, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

    May 15, 2014

  • 2+2 What? Parents rail against Common Core math

    An Iowa woman jokingly calls it “Satan’s handiwork.” A California mom says she’s broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it “makes my blood boil.”

    May 15, 2014

  • Obama presents top medal to Afghanistan veteran

    It could have been over for Kyle J. White just 30 seconds into the Taliban ambush, when a rocket-propelled grenade knocked him unconscious.

    May 15, 2014

  • Lawyer: Treat leaker Manning at military facility

    The Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison where she can get treatment for a gender-identity condition. But her lawyer said Wednesday that a move from a military prison would make Manning choose between the treatment and her safety.

    May 15, 2014

  • Ohio teen scoops 3-foot carp from flooded street

    A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video.

    May 15, 2014

  • No new Arkansas gay marriage licenses — for now

    Gay couples in Arkansas will not be able to get wedding licenses, even though the state Supreme Court upheld a ruling that struck down the ban on same-sex marriage, because a separate law that prevents clerks issuing the licenses to same-sex couples is still on the books.

    May 15, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday.

    May 14, 2014

  • Obama to ask Congress for cash for roads, bridges

    America’s roads, bridges and ports are falling apart, and the federal government is running out of money to fix them. So President Barack Obama is heading to a crumbling bridge outside New York City to try to pressure Congress into giving the nation’s infrastructure an infusion of cash.

    May 14, 2014

  • 'Now That’s What I Call Music’ reaches milestone

    Like many music fans, Taylor Swift’s relationship with the “Now That’s What I Call Music” series stretches back more than a decade. She and her brother would listen to the series when they were children before Swift became a regular contributor with appearances on 10 albums in the run.

    May 14, 2014