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WWII reunions important for dwindling number of veterans
Paul Young rarely talked about his service during World War II — about the B-25 bomber he piloted, about his 57 missions, about the dangers he faced or the fears he overcame.
Kevin Brady announces re-election bid for 2014
Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, will be running for re-election again, he announced in a press release on Wednesday, Nov. 9.Brady, 58, first assumed office in January 1997 to U.S. House District 8, where he has served ever since.
State aquarium works to save alligator population
Efforts to protect the American alligator resulted in a conservation success story that led to its removal from the endangered species list in 1987.
Kerry aims to bridge US gaps with Saudi Arabia
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry moved Sunday to reassure America's Arab friends that the United States will not allow them to be attacked “from outside,” in an apparent warning to Iran.
Panel reinstates most of Texas abortion law
A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas' tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately — a decision that means as least 12 clinics won't be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.
FAA: Electronic devices can stay on
Airline passengers won't have to "turn off all electronic devices" anymore — they'll be able to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music from gate to gate under new guidelines from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Xerox says access restored for food stamp users
Food stamp recipients should be able to use their debit-style cards in grocery stores on Sunday, now that vendor Xerox Corp. has restored service after a system outage that affected people across 17 states.
Cruz, lawmakers help break into shut down memorial
A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday, pushing past barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown.
Social Security adjustment to be among lowest in years
For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
U.S. Capitol lockdown lifted after active shooter situation
The U.S. Capitol lockdown has been lifted after Congressional police report shots fired near the Senate side around 1 p.m. today.
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