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Democrats vote to curb filibusters on appointees
Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama's current and future nominees on Thursday, voting unilaterally to overturn decades of Senate precedent and undermine Republicans' ability to block final votes.
Interactive map | The assassination of President John F. Kennedy
In the 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, facts surrounding the event have been debated and scrutinized. Take an interactive look at Dealey Plaza, the motorcade’s route, the spot where Abraham Zapruder filmed his famous footage, and the infamous "grassy knoll."
Missouri executes serial killer Franklin
Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri, the state's first execution in nearly three years.
- PHOTOS | Tornadoes slam Midwest towns Tornadoes swept through multiple Midwest towns Sunday, leveling neighborhoods and causing extensive damage. Six people are reported dead and dozens injured.
VIDEO | 'Batkid' arrives in San Francisco to fulfill wish
San Francisco is transforming into Gotham City with the help of 13,000 volunteers to help one little boy's wish come true.
3 shot outside Pittsburgh school; drug link probed
Pittsburgh police say they've taken four people into custody for questioning about a shooting that wounded three students outside a city high school.
Veterans Day: Events and ceremonies around nation
Across the nation, Americans are commemorating Veterans Day with parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, monument dedications and other events.
Gunman kills TSA agent at LAX, injures 2 others
A man with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a TSA employee and wounding two other people in an attack that frightened passengers and disrupted flights nationwide, officials said.
Nev. student opens fire, kills teacher and himself
A student at a Nevada middle school opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two 12-year-old boys and killing a math teacher who was trying to protect children from their classmate.
Hospitals to work together
Conemaugh Health System and Somerset Hospital leaders have agreed to develop what is being called a “collaborative relationship” to explore ways to reduce duplication and other expenses related to competition, while both remaining independent organizations.
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