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GOP senators say Romney should select one of their own for vice president

Senators think a senator would make the best vice presidential pick for Mitt Romney, several of them told The Hill.

National mint julep day

Then comes the zenith of man's pleasure. Then comes the julep - the mint julep. Who has not tasted one has lived in vain...it is the very dream of drinks, the vision of sweet quaffings."

Girl, 6, is youngest competitor in National Spelling Bee history

When Lori Anne Madison, 6, takes the stage Wednesday, she will be stepping into history as the youngest person to compete in the National Spelling Bee.

Romney campaign slams Obama for wasting taxpayer money

Mitt Romney's campaign is criticizing President Barack Obama for what it says is his giving away of "billions of taxpayer dollars to companies that later failed, including companies that were run by Democrat donors."

The newest tabloid craze: Mug shots

Imagine going to the internet to search your name only to find a mug shot from years ago posted on multiple websites. There are publications and websites whose sole purpose is to feature police booking photos.

Friendships Influence Kids' Activity Levels

While children do not make or break friendships based on physical activity, a new study suggests their social network of friends can greatly influence how much they move. The research was published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday.

Obama pledges support for veterans, families

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama used a Memorial Day ceremony to say it is time for America to properly welcome home Vietnam veterans and show them and their families the respect and gratitude they deserved but didn't receive deca

Naked man shot dead after chewing victim's face

MIAMI, FL — Disturbing new details and surveillance video have been released in an incident off a Florida highway that involved naked men and cannibalism. The incident ended with an officer fatally shooting one of the men.

Summer gas prices are as good as they'll get

As the summer driving season kicks off this holiday weekend, most Americans are enjoying lower gas prices than they might have expected when the spring began.

Postal Service offers $15,000 buyouts to 45,000 mail handlers

The U.S. Postal Service is offering buyouts to 45,000 mail handlers, part of the struggling agency's efforts to shed staff and cut costs.