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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.

Returning Nathan's hot dog eating champs keep their titles

Two competitive eating champions defended their title Thursday at New York's annual Independence Day hot dog eating competition.

16-year-old tries to kill man with a machete; has history with gang activity

A California teen who recently moved to Slidell is now facing attempted murder charges. Police say he used the rusty machete pictured above against his brother’s friend.

Obama to delay portion of ACA until 2015

Over the past several months, the Administration has been engaging in a dialogue with businesses - many of which already provide health coverage for their workers - about the new employer and insurer reporting requirements under the Affordable

Deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses rise sharply among women

"Prescription painkiller deaths have skyrocketed in women (6,600 in 2010), four times as many as died from cocaine and heroin combined,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Police shoot man threatening to stab little girl

Imagine going shopping with your children at a local supermarket and then suddenly having your child plucked right out of the shopping cart and held hostage. That's exactly what dramatic video of a deadly stand-off shows.

A-Rod cleared to begin rehab assignment

The New York Yankees have announced third basemen, Alex Rodriguez, 37, has officially been cleared to begin his rehab assignment. A-Rod will begin playing again by joining the Yankees Single-A Charleston team on Tuesday.