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  • Pot Legalization Draws Majority Support Nationwide

    Pot Legalization Draws Majority Support Nationwide

    A national Pew Research Center poll released Thursday shows the majority of Americans support pot legalization 52 percent to 45 percent, with 72 percent who say that the cost of federal law enforcement efforts are not worth it. The results […]

  • Kim Kardashian’s Bust-Baring Dress PHOTOS:

    Kim Kardashian’s Bust-Baring Dress PHOTOS:

    It’s been an adventure watching Kim Kardashian dress her growing figure, from sheer dresses and peplums one day to loose, floor-grazing dresses the next. What will the pregnant star think of next? This week, appears to be Renaissance Faire-themed. Kim […]

  • John Kerry To Donate Part Of Salary

    John Kerry To Donate Part Of Salary

    By BRADLEY KLAPPER 04/04/13 02:06 PM ET EDT – WASHINGTON — The richest member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet is giving back some salary, too, in the spirit of government-wide spending cuts. A day after Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck […]

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  • Lil Wayne Makes Public Appearance After Hospitalization

    Lil Wayne Makes Public Appearance After Hospitalization

    Lil Wayne made one of his first public appearances since a hospitalization earlier this month that sent rumors flying around the music world — and naturally, he popped up at a South Beach nightclub. The rapper “looked healthy and fresh-faced […]

  • Rifles turned in are seen during a gun buyback event in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School December 28, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/ Michelle McLoughlin

    Connecticut governor signs strict gun law after Newtown shooting

    By Mary Ellen Clark (Reuters) | Thu Apr 4, 2013 1:37pm EDT MERIDEN, Connecticut – Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy on Thursday signed a tough new gun law that restricts sales of the sort of high-capacity ammunition clips that a gunman […]

  • Palestinian funerals draw thousands in tense West Bank

    Palestinian funerals draw thousands in tense West Bank

    By Noah Browning (Reuters) | Thu Apr 4, 2013 12:52pm EDT ANABTA, West Bank – Thousands of mourners turned out on Thursday for the funerals of three Palestinians, including two teenagers killed by Israeli army gunfire in some of the […]

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  • Obama To Return 5 Percent Of His Salary

    Obama To Return 5 Percent Of His Salary

    By JOSH LEDERMAN 04/03/13 10:57 PM ET EDT – WASHINGTON — Sharing a bit of budget pain, President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from […]

  • U.S. to send missile defenses to Guam

    U.S. to send missile defenses to Guam

    WASHINGTON – The United States said on Wednesday it will soon send a missile defense system to Guam to defend it from North Korea, as the U.S. military adjusts to what U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel described as a “real […]

  • Obama Presses For Gun Control In Colorado:

    Obama Presses For Gun Control In Colorado:

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday appealed for common sense in the debate over gun control legislation, and urged Americans to read the proposals for themselves. Citizens need to “get the facts,” Obama said at the Denver Police Academy […]

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  • Former Goldman Sachs trader Matthew Taylor departs Manhattan Federal Court in New York, April 3, 2013. Taylor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to defrauding the Wall Street bank with an unauthorized $8.3 billion futures trade in 2007, saying he exceeded internal risk limits and lied to supervisors to cover up his activities.
Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

    Ex-Goldman trader Taylor pleads guilty to wire fraud

    NEW YORK – Ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc trader Matthew M. Taylor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to defrauding the Wall Street bank with an unauthorized $8.3 billion futures trade in 2007, saying he exceeded internal risk limits and lied to supervisors […]

  • A single room is illuminated in a block of high-rise apartment buildings in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of New York, November 2, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

    Apartment vacancy falls to lowest level since 2001

      The U.S. apartment vacancy rate fell to its lowest level in more than a decade, but persistent stagnant income growth for U.S. workers has tempered the ability of landlords to raise rents, according to an industry report released on […]

  • Chuck Hagel, the twenty-fourth U.S. Secretary of Defense, delivers remarks after being ceremonially sworn in by US Vice President Joe Biden March 14, 2013 during ceremonies at the Pentagon. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chuck Hagel Pay Cut: U.S. Defense Secretary Taking Voluntary Hit

    WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will take a voluntary pay cut as a show of solidarity with Pentagon employees who will have to take unpaid time off over the coming months, a Defense Department spokesman said […]

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  • Karen Finney Named MSNBC Weekend Host

    Karen Finney Named MSNBC Weekend Host

    MSNBC staff 3:30 PM on 04/02/2013 MSNBC has tapped Karen Finney as the host for a new afternoon program airing weekends from 4-5 p.m. Finney, who served as the first African-American spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee, has been an […]

  • An Exxon gas station is pictured in Arlington, Virginia in this January 31, 2012 file photo. Photo: Reuters

    UPDATE 2-Arkansas opening probe into Exxon pipeline spill

    Little Rock/Houston April 2 (Reuters) – Arkansas on Tuesday launched an investigation into Exxon Mobil Corp’s ruptured crude pipeline that released thousands of barrels of oil into a housing development last week, just as forecast rain was expected to complicate […]

  • Barclay's specialist trader Jason Hardzewicz (L) takes bids on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, April 2, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Wall Street gains on health insurers, S&P near intraday record

    NEW YORK – Stocks rose on Tuesday, pushing the S&P 500 within striking distance of its all-time intraday high, as healthcare stocks surged after a government decision raised prospects of higher profits. The group gained after the government dropped plans […]

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  • New York State Senator Malcolm Smith and New York City Council Member Dan Holloran (R) in a combination photo.
Credit:Reuters/NYSenate/NY City Council

    Six arrested in bribery probe of New York mayoral race

    NEW YORK – Six New York politicians were arrested for their alleged role in a bribery scandal in which a prominent Democrat paid top Republicans for permission to run on their ticket in the city’s upcoming mayoral race, prosecutors said. […]

  • Obama launches initiative to study human brain

    Obama launches initiative to study human brain

    By Scott Wilson, Tuesday, April 2, 7:51 AM President Obama on Tuesday outlined a government-sponsored initiative to map the human brain, casting the proposal as a way to discover new cures for neurological disease and strengthen the economy. “Ideas are […]

  • Video: Mandela in hospital for sixth day

    Video: Mandela in hospital for sixth day

    Apr. 2 – South African anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela, spends a sixth day in hospital for a recurrence of pneumonia. Jessica Gray reports [button-black text=”READ MORE” Full Story” url=”http://www.reuters.com/video/2013/04/02/mandela-in-hospital-for-sixth-day?videoId=241969776&videoChannel=1″]

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  • The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain approaches the aircraft carrier USS George Washington for a fueling at sea in this December 5, 2010 handout photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy. 
Credit: REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cheng S. Yang/Handout

    South Korea vows fast response to North; U.S. positions destroyer

    SEOUL – South Korea’s new president vowed on Monday to strike back quickly if North Korea stages any attack, but the United States said it has seen no worrisome mobilization of armed forces by the North Koreans despite their bellicose […]

  • Comedian and talk show host Conan O'Brien is interviewed at The Cable Show in Boston, Massachusetts May 23, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder

    TBS extends Conan O’Brien’s ‘Conan’ talk show into 2015

    (Reuters) – Comedian Conan O’Brien’s late-night talk show has been extended through November 2015, U.S. cable network TBS said on Monday. “Conan” debuted in November 2010 following O’Brien’s acrimonious split with broadcaster NBC after his brief stint as host of […]

  • Caroline Kennedy speaks to volunteers for U.S. President Barack Obama at the Obama for America New Hampshire Office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire November 3, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi

    Caroline Kennedy may be next U.S. ambassador to Japan

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is leaning toward picking Caroline Kennedy to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, a source familiar with the process said on Monday. The 55-year-old daughter of former President John Kennedy would be the first […]

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  • Pint-sized “president” delivers April Fool’s message from the White House

    Pint-sized “president” delivers April Fool’s message from the White House

    Apr 01 – It’s April Fool’s day and the White House gets in on the fun with a message from Kid President – a nine-year old from Tennessee – at the White House briefing room. [button-black text=”READ MORE” Full Story” […]

  • VIDEO: Six Degrees of April Fools’ News: Apr. 1, 2013

    VIDEO: Six Degrees of April Fools’ News: Apr. 1, 2013

    YouTube prepares to delete every video on its site; “The Rural Juror” debuts on Hulu; and GoogleMaps unveils a treasure-hunting program… April Fools!

  • VIDEO: Flash floods kills at least 10 in Mauritius

    VIDEO: Flash floods kills at least 10 in Mauritius

    Mauritius has declared a day of national mourning after flash flooding kills at least ten. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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