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Planned Parenthood doctor accused of forcing abortion

A Colorado Springs woman has filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and an unnamed doctor for allegedly forcing and botching an abortion. Ayanna Byer, 40, is being represented by Doug Romero, a lawyer with the Colorado Chri ...

Legislating By Emotion

The father of a 6-year-old killed in last year's Connecticut elementary school shooting wept as he urged a Senate panel Wednesday to pass legislation to prevent another gun massacre. "It's hard for me to talk about my deceased son," said Neil Heslin, ...

Florida Bill Would Broaden 'Stand Your Ground' Law

A Polk County legislator who once fired a warning shot to scare away burglars has introduced a bill in the Florida House that would expand the state's "stand your ground" law. It would grant immunity to people who fire a warning shot and to those who ...

ICE Releases 300-500 Illegal Aliens in Arizona

About 300 people have been released from immigration detention centers in Arizona since Thursday, when the federal government started to review each case in anticipation of widespread budget cuts. "As fiscal uncertainty remains over the continuing re ...

White House Refuses Responsibility for Release of Illegal Aliens

WASHINGTON - The White House worked Wednesday to distance itself from the recent release of illegal immigrants from federal custody, a move officials at the Department of Homeland Security suggested was necessary given looming budget cuts. White Hous ...

Bills aim to expand gun rights in Michigan

While several other states and President Barack Obama are trying to tighten gun controls, Michigan is going in a different direction, introducing legislation that would either expand gun rights or work toward making the state immune from any new fede ...

Christie Embraces Obamacare Funds

[caption id="attachment_20640" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Despite his opposition to President Obama's health-care overhaul, Gov. Christie said Tuesday that New Jersey would take money from the Affordable Care Act to extend ...

Supreme Court Conflicted On Police Use Of DNA

The Supreme Court appeared split down the middle Tuesday on how widely police can use modern DNA technology to solve crimes without violating the privacy of people arrested but not convicted. The justices tried to balance two worthy but potentially c ...

Court may strike part of Voting Rights Act

A narrow U.S. Supreme Court majority may be poised to gut a core provision of the federal Voting Rights Act, observers said Wednesday. The nine justices heard argument on a challenge from an Alabama county to Section 5 of the act, which says all or p ...

Businesses Ask Supreme Court to Strike Down Traditional Marriage Law

Hundreds of businesses on Wednesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a 1996 federal law barring benefits to same-sex couples, including Silicon Valley tech titans Apple, Google, Oracle and eBay. In a friend-of-the-court brief, a broad rang ...


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