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  • Tensions run high as Ferguson residents confront Missouri governor

    Tensions run high as Ferguson residents confront Missouri governor
    The news conference started as most important conferences do, with public officials filing slowly in front of a camera bank. Reporters sat on the floor in front of the lectern, ready to take notes. Gov. Jay Nixon began by praising the "tremendous acts...
  • Protesters rally in Orlando over Ferguson shooting

    Protesters rally in Orlando over Ferguson shooting
    Sheena Meade is living in fear. The 32-year-old Seminole County mother said the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., could've happened to one of her four sons. She was among the dozens who gathered Saturday afternoon in...
  • Rick Perry calls indictment politically motivated

    Rick Perry calls indictment politically motivated
    Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said on Saturday an indictment against him for abuse of power was a political move that he intends to fight. Perry was indicted on Friday by a grand jury in Travis County,...
  • Curfews, like Ferguson's, enacted more often across U.S. in recent years

    Curfews, like Ferguson's, enacted more often across U.S. in recent years
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's announcement of a curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. is a tactic that has been used more frequently in recent years as American cities have grappled with civil unrest or natural disasters. Nixon's curfew announcement came after...
  • When a budget deficit hawk gets into debt

    When a budget deficit hawk gets into debt
    Gov. Bob McDonnell was blunt: The nation's debt, he told a radio audience back in 2010, was so large that it was "immoral and unsustainable." That year, the federal government's debt stood at $13.6 trillion, roughly six times its total annual income....
  • Commissioners gouge residents by failing to collect impact fees

    Commissioners gouge residents by failing to collect impact fees
    So far, Lake County commissioners quietly have stuck property owners with a $36 million bill that will come due in a few years. And to make it worse, they're now poised to jack up the price. What they did was to stop collecting impact fees in 2011 and...
  • As Earth warms, relationship between science and religion thaws

    As Earth warms, relationship between science and religion thaws
    Congregants in a Miami church handed the Rev. Mitch Hescox a Bible to take with him to Tallahassee. It was a gift for the governor, and it accompanied 60,000 signatures the reverend had collected, all from evangelical Christians, all asking Gov. Rick...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Felony indictment is 'outrageous' and partisan

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry vigorously denounced on Saturday an indictment charging him with abusing his power by targeting the state's ethics watchdog and said his accusers wrongly sought to criminalize the proper dispatch of his duties. “I...
  • Tens of thousands in Pakistan capital rally against government

    Decrying what they say were rigged elections last year, tens of thousands of Pakistanis gathered in their nation’s capital on Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government. The protests – two rallies...
  • First-term state lawmaker faces hasty campaign in Montana Senate race

    For Montana Democratic state Rep. Amanda Curtis, victory this November in her state's U.S. Senate race will be a difficult task. The first-term state lawmaker from the mountain town of Butte was selected Saturday by state Democrats as the party's...
  • Hamas: Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war

    Hamas: Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war
    Hamas rejected on Saturday as insufficient offers made in Cairo to Palestinian negotiators seeking to end Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip, and raised the possibility of renewed fighting when the current truce expires. Israel said it had also not...