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US Capitol Christmas Tree arrives at the West Front

An evergreen from Washington state is now in Washington, D.C. as workers prepare it to become the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. House Speaker John Boehner will preside over the illumination the evening of December 3.

"High Hopes" for new Bruce Springsteen album

Bruce Springsteen fans: Your prayers for a new album have been answered. "High Hopes" is set for a January 14, 2014, release. The title track comes out Monday.

Outlaw country singer Wayne Mills dies in bar shooting

Singer Wayne Mills, whose "outlaw country" songs center on honky-tonk life, died in a Nashville bar shooting Saturday, police said.

20 questions about the Iran nuclear deal: What it says, what's at stake, what's next

When it comes to Iran and the West, the relationship has been convoluted for decades. And this deal is no different.

Nervous Dems get cash boost--and pep talk--from Obama

Congressional Democrats, many downright scared of the political fallout from the botched rollout of Obamacare, are getting a boost this week as the President completes a month-long fundraising sprint a year ahead of 2014's midterm elections

Man breaks fall of woman who leaps from Oakland coliseum deck, authorities say

Were it not for the quick thinking of a Marine vet, a woman who apparently jumped from the third level of the Oakland Coliseum Sunday may not have survived, police say.

President's marks as manager take hit in new CNN/ORC poll

Only four out of 10 Americans believe President Barack Obama can manage the federal government effectively, according to a new national poll.

Iran reaches nuclear deal with world leaders -- now what?

Just a day after Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lighter economic sanctions, the difference in the moods on the streets of Tehran and Jerusalem couldn't be starker.

Mom in N.M. car chase explains why she ran from cops

A mother who sped away from New Mexico State Police with an officer shooting at her minivan said she was trying to protect her children from a "terrifying individual."

Father, 7-month-old son laid to rest after November 13th shooting

Grieving family and friends packed a New Orleans church Saturday to lay to rest a young father and his seven-month-old son, both victims of street violence in the city.