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Rand Paul wins another straw poll

Sen. Rand Paul was the favorite in a presidential straw poll at a Republican leadership conference in Michigan that concluded Sunday.

Deputy sold pot from squad car, feds say

An undercover sting operation nabbed an Atlanta-area sheriff's deputy who was selling marijuana out of his patrol car and in uniform, federal authorities say.

NRA calls for more armed guards at military installations

The Navy Yard shooting further proves that military installations need more robust security and more firearms, the CEO of the National Rifle Association said Sunday.

Kansas Police Officer caught texting while driving

We know that texting and driving can be dangerous and in many places, is illegal. But what if a police officer is the one sending the message behind the wheel?

Father and son charged in $6.5 million deathbed bond scam

A father and son in South Carolina were charged Friday with profiting off the deaths of the terminally ill in a scam prosecutors allege netted at least $6.5 million.

Obama blasts Republicans at Congressional Black Caucus awards

President Obama blasted Republicans Saturday evening for risking a government shutdown in their effort to defund Obamacare saying, "It is time for these folks to stop governing by crisis."

Pelosi 'optimistic' about fixing some labor worries in Obamacare

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi acknowledged deep concerns by major unions about Obamacare in an interview that aired Sunday, but vowed to work on a plan to quell those worries.

2-year-old gets weight-loss surgery: How young is too young?

When you hear the story of a 2-year-old boy believed to be the youngest person in the world ever to have bariatric surgery, it's very easy to "point a judgmental finger," as one mom said to me.

Twitter: The angriest site on the Internet?

 In the seven years since its founding, Twitter has become a go-to place for news updates, witty one-liners, political one-upmanship and even absurdist storytelling. It's also become a go-to place for intolerant bile.

Police: 31 people confirmed dead in hostage standoff at Nairobi, Kenya, mall

 Police and gunmen faced off Saturday at an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital in an hourslong standoff that left at least 31 people dead, authorities said.