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With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn that could help determine control of the chamber.

First Amendment fight won't stop Arizona execution

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.

Holmes in court for hearing on expert testimony

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

The man charged with the Colorado theater massacre is returning to court for the second day of hearings about what kinds of experts can testify at his trial.

Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

| |Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as dozens of Palestinian families trapped by the fighting scrambled to flee the area. The U.S. secretary of state meanwhile presses ahead with top-gear efforts to end the conflict that has killed at least 650 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.

Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Arrest linked to gun used after Boston bombings

| |Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

It has been one of the lingering questions since the dramatic manhunt that gripped the Boston area in the days after the marathon bombings: Where did the suspects get the gun that authorities say they used to kill a university police officer?

Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street.

Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during a conference this week that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians courting minority support.

Jury to reconvene in Ventura defamation case

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Jurors are due to reconvene in St. Paul to deliberate whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed in a memoir by the late military sniper Chris Kyle.

Seniors use roommate-finding agencies to cut costs

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.