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Measure Would Ban Smoking on Capitol Grounds

State Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, told his colleagues on Thursday that he remembers when every desk in both Capitol chambers had an ashtray.

Big plans for Georgia students' first racially integrated prom

As Quanesha Wallace remembers, it was around this time last year when the idea first came up at Wilcox County High School. It was nothing big, just chatter about prom, school, what comes next, what they'd change.

PA child care center closed over abuse allegations

A child care facility in Salem Township, Pennsylvania was closed last week over allegations of child abuse.

Skid marks among few clues in Texas prosecutor slayings

A set of large tire tracks. It's one of the tenuous clues that could help authorities figure out who killed Kaufman County's top prosecutor and his wife.

Guns on campus: NRA to announce school safety measures Tuesday

The nation's largest pro-gun lobby is set to prominently return to the debate over gun rights and restrictions this week when it unveils the conclusions of its school safety initiative in Washington on Tuesday.

AR Atty. General asks Exxon to retain records

On Tuesday, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel requested that Exxon Mobil Corporation preserve and maintain all documents and all other information related to Friday’s extensive oil spill and ongoing cleanup efforts in Mayflower.

Why didn't Ashley Judd run for Senate? Sabotage, adviser says

It would have been one of the most interesting races of the 2014 midterm cycle: Actress Ashley Judd challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky for the seat he has held for nearly three decades.

Heidi Klum saves son from ocean waves

Heidi Klum's Hawaii beach vacation with family turned frightening on Sunday when her son, Henry, was pulled into a riptide along with two nannies.

Clinton to attend high-profile political events

After sitting out of the spotlight since leaving public office, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to attend several events which will put her alongside presidents, possible White House contenders and other major political players

Suspect in prisons chief's death may have been freed 4 years early

There are indications that the man believed to have killed the head of the Colorado prison system this month may have been released from prison early because of a clerical error.