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Smartphone kill switch mandate raises privacy, civil liberty concerns

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Megan Boken was chatting with her mom on her new iPhone on August 18, 2012, when a thief shot her dead on the street in St. Louis, Mo. He wanted the 23-year-old’s smartphone.

Second quarter GDP revised even higher

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

a surprise on top of surprise, the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 4.2 percent from April to June, the government reported Thursday in a second estimate.

Republicans have edge to take Senate

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Voters hate Washington, and they’ll get their chance to shake things up in November’s midterm elections.

Divided America will elect two Congresses this fall

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

A district-level look at how the reds got redder and the blues got bluer across the United States.

Kansas Senate race may not be sure GOP win

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Kansas’ U. S. Senate race may be more volatile than usual.

Pa. voters give Obama and GOP governor low marks

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Pennsylvania is proving to be a classic case of incumbent fatigue.

A Romney comeback in Iowa? Poll says it looks good

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

The race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Iowa, traditionally the nation’s first caucus state, remains a muddle. But only if Mitt Romney stays out of the race.

Barricaded soldier shoots herself at Fort Lee

| |Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

A distraught female soldier at the Fort Lee army garrison shot herself in the head Monday morning as negotiators tried to calm her at the base south of Richmond, Virginia. The incident triggered fears of another deadly base rampage.

In Ferguson, mixed reviews for Gov. Nixon, good for Sen. McCaskill

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Think New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose competence in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy helped raise his profile outside his state.

Inside conservative fold, Perry talks of indictment, immigration

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, fresh from his recent indictment on charges of abusing the powers of his office, told a conservative audience Thursday that the “porous” southern border provides an entry point for Islamic terrorists to strike in the United States.