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Lindy Boggs, congresswoman and advocate for women, dies

Lindy Boggs was only 24 when she arrived in Washington as the top political adviser to her husband, newly elected to Congress.

Paul continues threat to hold FBI director nomination

- Sen. Rand Paul is vowing to block a confirmation vote on the next FBI director unless he gets sufficient answers from the law enforcement agency about the use of surveillance drones in the United States.

Obama to visit Capitol Hill

President Barack Obama will make a rare visit to Capitol Hill Wednesday to meet with House and Senate Democrats ahead of the month-long summer recess, according to two Democratic congressional sources.

Dollar coin advocates renew push to replace dollar bill

 People who want to replace the flimsy dollar bill with a sturdier metal coin are pushing their cause again.

Amanda Bynes' parents seek conservatorship

Amanda Bynes' parents are taking legal steps to obtain conservatorship of the troubled 27-year-old actress's finances.

FDA warns one brand of vitamin B supplement contains dangerous steroids

 Federal regulators warned consumers to avoid one brand of vitamin B dietary supplement because it contains potentially harmful anabolic steroids.

Man armed with bat and knife attempts to rob a gun store -- he fails

As the saying goes, don't bring a knife to a gun fight. Or, in this case, don't try to hold up a gun store with a baseball bat and a knife.

Soldier returns from Afghanistan to learn his beloved dog is gone

A purebred yellow Labrador retriever, Oakley likes to run, swim and get into most everything -- "whether it's trouble or not," his owner 1st Lt. Brandon Harker affectionately says.

7 killed in Florida hostage standoff

A gunman killed six people overnight at a Florida apartment complex before police shot him dead following a shootout, authorities said early Saturday.

Man arrested for shooting 14-year-old boy who was standing in his yard

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head, according to officials. The New Orleans Police Department reports that the incident happened just after 2:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26.