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  • Gov. Rick Perry, leaving office, ends an influential era in Texas

    Gov. Rick Perry, leaving office, ends an influential era in Texas
    There is something every man and woman holding appointive office in Texas shares, whether sitting on the Supreme Court or serving on the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. Each and every one of them — thousands in all — was put there...
  • Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber faces call to resign amid scandal over fiancee

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber faces call to resign amid scandal over fiancee
    It's not a question an elected official wants to hear at a widely broadcast news conference about his official conduct, but it was one of the gentler ones thrown at Oregon's embattled Gov. John Kitzhaber last week: "Have you been blinded by love?" His...
  • 'American Sniper' trial raises questions about veterans, PTSD and firearms

    'American Sniper' trial raises questions about veterans, PTSD and firearms
    Joe Washam recently went hunting at a south Texas ranch with fellow veterans, including some suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Washam, a former Army sergeant who developed PTSD after he was wounded in Iraq, noticed one man's hands shake....
  • New York mayor dogged by police anger, and a fumbled groundhog

    New York mayor dogged by police anger, and a fumbled groundhog
    If Mayor Bill de Blasio decides to go to this year's Groundhog Day event on Monday — an appearance that has come to be expected of every New York mayor — he will have a chance at a do-over. Last year, Chuck, a groundhog from the Staten...
  • There are indeed pies in Pie Town, a slice of heaven for travelers

    When Kathy Knapp first stepped foot in this rugged little mountain town, something was terribly wrong. There was no pie in Pie Town. Knapp's mother had spotted the place on a map and, amused, insisted they stop for a slice while driving through on...
  • In Alabama, a patchwork of reactions over same-sex marriage

    In Alabama, a patchwork of reactions over same-sex marriage
    Like lightning striking a Southern oak, the conflict over gay marriage split the judges of this state Monday. Some followed the prodding of their own state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who ordered probate judges not to obey a U.S. District...
  • Obama faces high stakes in rollout of controversial immigration program

    Obama faces high stakes in rollout of controversial immigration program
    President Obama will soon roll out one of the most ambitious and controversial programs of his presidency, an effort to grant a reprieve from deportation to millions of adult immigrants living in the country illegally. With time short and stakes high,...
  • Nebraska, Oklahoma in border war with Colorado over marijuana

    Nebraska, Oklahoma in border war with Colorado over marijuana
    On the front door of the 20,000-square-foot marijuana dispensary here is a laminated sign warning every customer: "It is illegal to sell or transport marijuana to another state." "And you can guarantee people read it," said Rick Hooper, general...
  • 6 Bosnian immigrants indicted in alleged overseas terror financing ring

    Syria and Iraq were known as "the beach." Weapons and violent activities were called "actions." Fellow supporters were "Bosnian Brothers" and "Lions." These code names are described in the indictment for six Bosnian immigrants who are now charged...
  • Brian Williams' future uncertain as NBC News launches investigation

    NBC News recently celebrated Brian Williams' 10 years as anchor of "NBC Nightly News" with a promotional campaign that stressed trust and experience. Now he is in a fight for his journalistic life. Williams' false statements regarding his accounts...
  • His home museum of oddities is weird even for Vegas

    His home museum of oddities is weird even for Vegas
    Somewhere in the recesses of Lonnie Hammargren's brain lies the fine line between an eccentric collector, one with a trained eye for the planet's kitsch, and someone who has lost control. It's a boundary long ago crossed. Observe Bugsy Siegel's toilet,...