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Jindal, McDonnell to tour Iowa for Romney

As Mitt Romney continues his overseas trip in London, two of his prospective vice presidential picks will be touring Iowa, a Romney campaign aide confirmed.

Baby strollers recalled on new evidence of strangulation risks

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of 223,000 popular strollers following the death of an infant eight years ago and the near strangulation of another in 2006.

Chick-fil-A controversy: Taken out of context?

The recent controversy over comments made by Chick-fil-a president Dan Cathy regarding gay marriage created a stir nationwide.

Muppets, Huckabee take sides in Chick-fil-A same-sex marriage controversy

The comments about same-sex marriage made by Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy a week ago continue to generate controversy this week, with politicians and puppets, well at least their handlers, weighing in.

Court appearance fuels theories about Colorado shooting suspect

Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes' dazed demeanor during his first court appearance has given rise to a multitude of theories about his mental state, ranging from full-blown psychosis to little more than being "some freak," a

Obama returns to campaign trail

After taking a break from his re-election bid after last week's Colorado movie theater shooting, President Barack Obama eased back to the campaign trail Monday by holding several fundraisers in California.

Christie chides gun debate in Aurora aftermath

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday chastised those who seized on Friday's Aurora, Colorado, shooting to call for gun law changes, saying it was too soon to use the massacre as part of a political debate.

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, dies Monday

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her company said on its website. She was 61.

Cost of debt ceiling fight: $1.3 billion

Turns out there's a price to pay for incessant fighting in Congress and political grandstanding.

Mariah Carey joins “American Idol” as new judge

Mariah Carey, one of the best-selling female recording artists of all time, has joined AMERICAN IDOL as a new judge. A five-time Grammy Award-winning global superstar with more than 200 million records sold worldwide and more No.