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  • Secret Service agent credited with saving Reagan dies at 85 10 Oct 2015 | 11:31 am

    Parr passed away "surrounded by loved ones" near his home in Washington, D.C. on Friday, according to a statement posted on his website. Parr became one of the most famous Secret Service agents in history when he pushed Reagan to safety after a young gunman, John Hinckley Jr., opened fire on the president outside a hotel in Washington on March 30, 1981.

  • Turkish PM says deadly attacks likely were suicide bombings 10 Oct 2015 | 11:04 am

    Demonstrators attend a protest against explosions during a peace march in Ankara, in central Istanbul,ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two nearly simultaneous explosions targeted a Turkish peace rally Saturday by Kurdish activists and opposition supporters in Ankara. At least 86 people were killed and nearly 190 wounded in what appeared to be suicide attacks, Turkish officials said.

  • California governor approves bill to help immigrant crime victims 10 Oct 2015 | 9:44 am

    Brown speaks to reporters while proposing his 2015-16 state budget in SacramentoCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to help undocumented immigrants who are victims of violent crime, by introducing time limits on law enforcement's response to their U.S. visa applications in an attempt to standardize police forces' uneven treatment of applicants. The federal government grants visas to undocumented immigrants who help law enforcement try to catch criminals. The so-called U visa allows the recipient to live and work in the United States for four years, but to apply, a victim must first ask local law enforcement to verify their cooperation.

  • Obama says 'it's about the families' after Oregon meeting 9 Oct 2015 | 9:17 pm

    President Barack Obama, center, with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, right, and Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich, left, pauses as he makes a statement to members of the media following their meeting with families of the victims of the Oct. 1, shooting at Umpqua Community College, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 in Roseburg, Ore. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)President Barack Obama, faced with protests over his meeting Friday with victims of an Oregon shooting, held to his view that something must be done about deadly gun crimes. But given the freshness of the week-old tragedy, he said, "Today, it's about the families."

  • Leading Republican Ryan reconsiders House speaker run: lawmakers 9 Oct 2015 | 6:16 pm

    WASHINGTON/JANESVILLE, Wis. (Reuters) - A leading Republican congressman with allies on the right wing of the party, Paul Ryan, is weighing a bid to replace retiring U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, fellow lawmakers said on Friday as they sought to defuse a leadership battle. Numerous House Republicans and even 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney have asked Ryan to run for speaker after the front-runner, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, abruptly dropped out on Thursday.

  • Why urbanization is globally on the rise 9 Oct 2015 | 4:10 pm

    Now I Get It: UrbanizationUrbanization — the expansion of cities — is on the rise. People across the globe are heading into urban areas looking for work, education and health care. Others arrive, fleeing wars and natural disasters. Without the proper planning, the rapid increase in urban areas, especially in developing countries where most growth is happening, can lead to some big problems.

  • Baltimore history buffs raise Edgar Allan Poe tradition from the dead 9 Oct 2015 | 11:31 am

    Edgar Allan Poe's cenotaphThe Maryland Historical Society is resurrecting the tradition of the "Poe Toaster," a shadowy figure who would sneak to Edgar Allan Poe's gravesite for a mysterious tribute.

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  • Bernie Sanders outraises every Republican candidate 31 Dec 1969 | 6:00 pm

    It’s undoubtedly the era of Big Money in politics. But for the time being...

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