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Conservative group drops Aurora image of Obama from ad 

Conservative group drops Aurora image of Obama from ad 

"The use of an image taken from the president's visit to Colorado to meet with us after our children were killed in the Aurora theater shooting is an utter disgrace. And to insinuate the somber expressions were for anything other than their compassionate response to our heartbreak is beyond unconscionable," the parents of four victims said in a statement. "Americans for Prosperity is exploiting our tragedy for political gain and this ad should be pulled from the air immediately."

Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up' 

Obama to Russia: More sanctions are ‘teed up’ 

Obama's frank pessimism underscored the limits of Washington's ability to prevent Russia from stirring up instability in Ukraine's east and exerting influence over elections scheduled for next month in the former Soviet republic

Families of ferry's lost confront South Korea officials 

Families of ferry’s lost confront South Korea officials 

It was the latest expression of fury and desperation in a disaster filled with signs that the government did too little to protect passengers. An opposition politician said he has a document showing that the ferry was carrying far more cargo than it should have been

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

"These defendants were properly held accountable for their criminal conduct. However, some of them, simply because of the operation of sentencing laws on the books at the time, received substantial sentences that are disproportionate to what they would receive today," Cole said.

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

"The U.S. government has only declassified a few facts about Mr. Mohammed and his treatment by the CIA for 3½ years at undisclosed foreign locations," said Mohammed lawyer Army Maj. Jason Wright.

Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

Hopefully today's name change, while so meaningful to me personally, can also raise awareness of the fact that we (transgender) people exist everywhere in America today, and that we must jump through hurdles every day just for being who we are," Manning said.

High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

She said was "surprised and confused" by the decision, according to a statement her lawyer posted online.

Gun carry rights expanded in Georgia under new law 

Gun carry rights expanded in Georgia under new law 

A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered to watch Wednesday's bill signing by Gov. Nathan Deal with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse

Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and Obama had a long talk at a private dinner Wednesday evening and looked forward to a fruitful meeting Thursday "so that we can jointly send a message to the rest of the world that the Japan-U.S. alliance is unshakeable and strong."

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

"There's little doubt that Harry Reid is abusing his power as majority leader and resorting to desperate and deceitful measures to hold on to his position.