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- Obamas, Clintons pay tribute to JFK WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama paid tribute Wednesday to former President John F. Kennedy's legacy, joining former President Bill Clinton to lay a wreath at Kennedy's grave and presenting a freedom medal that Kennedy conceived before his a
New assessment: At least 15 tornadoes hit Illinois
New damage assessments from the National Weather Service show that at least 15 tornadoes hit Illinois during Sunday's storms.
- Iowa gets more than $275K in settlement DES MOINES -- Google will pay Iowa more than $275,000 as part of a $17 million national settlement over claims that the search engine giant violated consumer privacy. The New York Attorney General's office said Google Inc. altered coding in 2011 and
- Despite surge, many don't see bubble NEW YORK -- Is the stock market due for a pullback? The Dow Jones industrial average has surged 900 points since early October and crossed the 16,000-point threshold Monday. IPOs are hot again. Small investors, stirred from their post-recession daze,
- After twisters, damaged communities come together WASHINGTON, Ill. -- The cleanup from Sunday's outbreak of tornadoes had scarcely begun, but people in storm-ravaged towns like Washington, 140 miles southwest of Chicago, had to keep moving. The tornado cut a path about an eighth of a mile wide from
GOP: Health care law big opportunity
In his West Virginia district, the TV ads attacking Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall over the calamitous startup of President Barack Obama’s health care law have already begun.
VIDEO: Obama aims to 'fix' health plan cancellations
President Barack Obama is moving to let insurance companies keep selling policies that don't meet his overhaul's minimum standards. He's also acknowledging his administration badly fumbled the rollout of his signature domestic program.
Officials suspend search for missing hunter
The fruitless, weeklong search for Eric Smith, 41, involved nearly two dozen rescue workers and nearly 100 volunteers.
VIDEO: Less than 27,000 signed up on HealthCare.gov
The Obama administration revealed Wednesday that fewer than 27,000 people signed up for private health insurance in the 36 states relying on HealthCare.gov. Meantime lawmakers grilled the White House's IT chief about the troubled site.
- Proposed Ill. 'fracking' rules released to public CHICAGO -- The Illinois Department of Natural Resources published a first draft of Illinois' rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling on Friday, and environmental groups quickly criticized them as violating the spirit of regulations that industry,
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