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U.S.: Russia violated missile treaty

Vladimir Putin arty

The United States accused Russia on Monday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing cruise missile tests that date to 2008, senior State Department and White House officials said.

"This is a very serious matter which we ...


Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex ban

Gay marriage, brides on wedding cake

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the first such decision in a southern state and another victory for gay and lesbian couples seeking the right to legally wed.

"We recognize that same-sex marriage makes...


What will get done before Congress' recess?

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Congress faces several big issues before beginning its August recess at the end of the week.


First lady steps up political push

Michelle Obama, official portrait

Michelle Obama is asking Democrats to get serious -- about voting in November's midterm elections.


Congress reaches tentative VA reform deal

Phoenix VA Medical Center

Calling it a "cost of war," Republican and Democratic leaders announced a $17 billion compromise bill Monday that would get veterans to a doctor more quickly, hire more medical staff, add dozens of new facilities and cut bonuses at the Department of ...


Sarah Palin to launch own news channel

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin is again going rogue -- this time to the digital world, with the creation of her own online news channel.


Judge rules against D.C. handgun ban

Bullets, gun magazine

A federal judge ruled that Washington, D.C.'s ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.


Poll: Romney tops Obama but loses to Clinton

Mitt Romney headshot

If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney would top President Barack Obama in the popular vote, according to a new national survey.


Sonia Sotomayor sets kids upon Hillary Clinton

Sonia Sotomayor with kids

It was a mad dash to hug Hillary Clinton. Toward the end of an event Friday at the Bronx Children's Museum, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor set dozens of kids upon the former secretary of state, urging them to hug her and other leaders who attended.


Paul: 'Fight for justice' on unfair sentences

Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul is proposing legislation aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely impact minorities, saying that "we need some fresh ideas to combat old and festering problems."


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