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Republicans demand action on student loan rates

Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kansas, faulted Senate Democrats on Saturday for this week's hike in student loan interest rates and urged the upper chamber to pass legislation that resolves the issue as soon as the holiday recess ends.

Andy Murray headed to 2nd straight Wimbledon final; Will face Djokovic

Great Britian's Andy Murray is advancing to his second straight Wimbledon final. Murray defeated Jerzy Janowicz 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3, Thursday in London in the men's singles semi-finals.

Virginia child killed by stray bullet during 4th of July celebration

A 7-year-old boy died Thursday night after he was shot in head by a stray bullet, Chesterfield Police said.

Stars land center Tyler Seguin in seven-player trade with Bruins

Seguin, center Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button are going to the Stars while Eriksson, right wings Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser, and defenseman Joe Morrow head to the Bruins.

VIDEO: 4th of July celebrations take place across the U.S.

The Fourth of July is the day in the United States designated to celebrate our nation's freedom. Celebrations took place all across the country and, of course, fireworks were the grand finale to them all.

Listeria outbreak linked to cheese; 1 dead, 4 sickened

A listeria outbreak linked to cheese might have killed one person and sickened four others in four states, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. One of the cases was a pregnant woman who suffered a miscarriage.

Rick Perry should apologize to Wendy Davis

Once again, the eyes of the nation are upon Texas. When it comes to political news and the occasional shenanigan, our second most populous state always seems to come in first.

Nelson Mandela's health 'perilous,' court documents say

Former South African President Nelson Mandela's health had declined so sharply last week that his family was considering whether to take him off life support before his condition improved, a court document released Thursday revealed.

Egypt's security forces move against Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt's top prosecutor opened an investigation Thursday into claims that Mohamed Morsy and top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood incited violence and the killing of protesters, a day after the military ousted the country's first democra

Greenwood's 'God Bless The USA' turns 30

One of the country's best-known, modern patriotic songs turned 30 this year. Lee Greenwood penned his classic "God Bless The USA" in May of 1983.