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Source: John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition

Bill Mears and Michael Martinez CNN 14.01.2012
Source: John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition

A federal judge disclosed Friday that former presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition, a court source confirmed to CNN.

Fed’s Evans Says US Jobless Rate May Rise

Joshua Zumbrun Bloomberg.com 14.01.2012
Fed’s Evans Says US Jobless Rate May Rise

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said the drop in the unemployment rate to 8.5 percent may be partially reversed in coming months.


U.S. Debt Nears $15.194 Trillion Ceiling

Damian Paletta The Wall Street Journal 13.01.2012
U.S. Debt Nears $15.194 Trillion Ceiling

The Treasury Department has begun maneuvers to avoid hitting the debt ceiling, as the Obama administration waits for Congress to return from the holiday break before it can raise the federal borrowing limit.

Mitt Romney Secures Front-Runner Status With New Hampshire Win

Mitt Romney scored a decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, securing his second win in the first two contests of the presidential nominating season and trying to turn his front-running campaign into a steamroller.


Washington DC Council Considering Gay Divorce Bill

The D.C. Council is considering legislation that would make it easier for gay and lesbian couples who marry in the nation’s capital to get divorced.

White House Chief of Staff William Daley resigns; budget chief Jacob Lew fills post

White House Chief of Staff William M. Daley resigned Monday, a year after taking the job, shaking up the administration’s senior management just as President Obama gears up for what is expected to be a tough reelection campaign.


White House 'covered up' Tim Burton-staged Alice in Wonderland Halloween party

The White House covered up an Alice in Wonderland-themed Halloween party staged by film director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp for fear of creating the wrong impression during a recession, a new book on the Obamas has claimed.

Poll: Americans, 2-1, Fear Obama's Reelection

When it comes to how Americans view President Obama going into the new year, there appears to be very little spirit of Auld Lang Syne. Instead, according to the new Washington Whispers poll, many voters aren't forgetting what they dislike about Ob...


Possible tornado damages Houston-area mall

RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI AP 10.01.2012
Possible tornado damages Houston-area mall

City roads were flooded and thousands of Houston residents lost power Monday after powerful thunderstorms plowed through the area, with a possible tornado damaging and shutting down a nearby mall.

City offers homeless people free one-way tickets out of town

Just in time for the holidays, the City of Ft. Lauderdale has come up with a way to help the homeless who have relatives in other parts of the country willing to take care of them.


Citing medical condition, John Edwards seeks delay in trial

Former Democratic presidential contender John Edwards asked Thursday for a two-month delay in his trial on alleged campaign finance violations, citing an undisclosed medical condition among other reasons.

Military given go-ahead to detain US terrorist suspects without trial

Barack Obama has abandoned a commitment to veto a new security law that allows the military to indefinitely detain without trial American terrorism suspects arrested on US soil who could then be shipped to Guantánamo Bay.


US mayors decry rise in poverty, homelessness

US mayors sounded an alarm Thursday over deepening economic woes after a survey of 29 cities from Los Angeles to Washington showed worrying rises in homelessness and poverty-related food aid.

New Haven Asks State to Allow Illegal Aliens to Vote

New Haven Mayor John DeStefano plans to ask the state Legislature to allow illegal immigrants who live in the city to be able vote in municipal elections.


Black Widow Spiders Infest Navy Warship

CBS Connecticut 15.12.2011
Black Widow Spiders Infest Navy Warship

A Navy shipbuilder in Maine says it had to fumigate a warehouse and part of a warship because a shipment of parts from the West Coast contained about two-dozen venomous black widow spiders.

Trump Eyes Run as Online 'Americans Elect' Presidential Candidate

The Donald is at it again. After citing his possible independent presidential bid as the reason only two GOP candidates agreed to attend his Newsmax-sponsored debate, which he backed out of moderating on Tuesday, Donald Trump is continuing to stok...


White House unveils new strategy to combat homegrown terror

The White House unveiled a strategy Thursday aimed at battling homegrown terrorism that emphasizes better coordination with local authorities.

Report: Remains of 274 US troops dumped in landfill

Craig Whitlock and Mary Pat Flaherty The Washington Post 08.12.2011
Report: Remains of 274 US troops dumped in landfill

The Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill, far more than the military had acknowledged, before halting the secretive practice three years ago, records show.


Terrorists said to be infiltrating US military

Shaun Waterman The Washington Times 08.12.2011
Terrorists said to be infiltrating US military

Al Qaeda and other terrorists are trying to infiltrate the U.S. armed forces, which makes military facilities in the U.S. dangerous for American troops, lawmakers said Wednesday.

Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations

Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.



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