After years of placating conservative groups that repeatedly undermined his agenda, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, took direct aim at some of his tea party critics Thursday, accusing them of working against the interests of the Republican Party.
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A Navajo Code Talker, whose words are inscribed on congressional medals given to his group and who fought to have a World War II comrade recognized for his service, died Thursday in New Mexico.
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The House overwhelmingly passed a comprehensive defense policy bill Thursday that aims to stem the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military, cover the cost of combat pay for the nations war-fighters and fund new aircraft and ships.
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- Texas teen’s ‘affluenza’ defense in 4-fatality DWI sparks outrage
Affluenza, the affliction cited by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from a wealthy family should not be sent to prison for killing four pedestrians while driving drunk, is not a recognized diagnosis and should not be used to justify bad behavior, experts said Thursday.Today - U.S.
- Following revamp, Mega Millions hits $400M jackpot
Outshined by Powerball’s massive jackpots since Powerball doubled the cost of a ticket last year, Mega Millions enacted its own, very different, changes in October aimed at inflating its jackpots and luring those who only play when the pots get really big.Today 5:36 am - U.S.
- House GOP conservatives help propel budget bill
A sweeping vote by conservative Republicans controlling the House and President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies has sent a bipartisan budget agreement to the Senate, where it will encounter stronger but probably futile resistance from the GOP.Today 5:29 am - U.S.
- Last moments recounted of official killed in Hawaii plane crashToday 3:41 am - U.S.
- Florida atheist pins protest on Festivus poleThursday - U.S.
- Police buckle down on seat beltsThursday - U.S.
- Sentence in Texas teen’s fatal DWI wreck stirs ireThursday - U.S.
- Calif. prostitutes may gain victim compensationThursday - U.S.
- Minn. guardsman accused of stealing military IDsThursday - U.S.
- California city OKs parade despite gay exclusionThursday - U.S.
- Court date set for man facing revenge porn chargesThursday - U.S.
- Tuskegee airman William Booker dead at 90Thursday - U.S.
- Feds joins battle on citrus diseaseThursday - U.S.
- 1 dead in small plane crash off Molokai, HawaiiThursday - U.S.
- Arizona detective resigns over resident statusThursday - U.S.
- Legal weed sales will be spotty in ColoradoThursday - U.S.
- Trial on assisted suicide law begins in New MexicoThursday - U.S.
- Western governors show wildlife mapsThursday - U.S.