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S.C. Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Senate has given final approval to a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Capitol. Continue reading...

Federal, Indiana authorities raid home of Subway spokesman

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — FBI agents and Indiana State Police are at the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle and have removed electronics from the property. Continue reading...

Medicaid check: 48% still eligible

Others asked for proof of income

Subscriber onlyThe state Department of Human Services has used its partially completed electronic enrollment and eligibility verification system to check the incomes of about 100,000 private-option enrollees and other Medicaid recipients over the past three weeks, department officials told legislators Monday. Continue reading...

S.C. Senate backs Confederate flag's removal

Lawmakers say views on war banner changed by Charleston shooting

Subscriber onlyThe South Carolina Senate voted Monday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the Statehouse. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyHillary Rodham Clinton, a Democratic presidential candidate, said in a letter to American Jewish organizations that she opposes a protest movement promoting boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel over policies involving the Palestinian territories. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyThe reigning Miss Universe has refused to relinquish her crown despite a tide of condemnation after pageant owner Donald Trump's remarks on Mexican aliens. Continue reading...

Obama sticks with attacks by air

He says Islamic State ‘nimble’ in Iraq, Syria, long slog ahead

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama acknowledged Monday that the Islamic State extremists have been "particularly effective" at recruiting volunteers to fight in Iraq and Syria but pledged to stay on track with his current strategy even though it "will not be quick" in bringing about the group's defeat. Continue reading...

Texas gay couple files suit, gets license

Subscriber onlyA gay couple was granted a marriage license Monday within hours of filing a federal lawsuit against a county clerk in Texas who cited religious opposition when denying them a license last week. Continue reading...

NYC to pay for Occupy pepper-sprayings

Subscriber onlyThe city has agreed to pay a total of $332,500 to six Occupy Wall Street protesters who said police unjustly blasted them with pepper spray. Continue reading...

Program reduces teen pregnancies

Subscriber onlyOver the past six years, Colorado has conducted one of the largest-ever real-life experiments with long-acting birth control. Continue reading...

Bostonians gawk at 12-foot snow pile lingering since February

Subscriber onlyNow that it is July, it is easy to think of Boston's record snowfall last winter as a bad dream. ... But if they want a reality check, they should go to the Seaport district. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyThe Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, will observe his 80th birthday today during a visit to Anaheim, Calif., for the Global Compassion Summit. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyPrince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II’s country estate that was steeped in royal tradition. Continue reading...

Senate in S. Carolina set to debate flag's fate

Subscriber onlyThe South Carolina Legislature is expected today to take up the fate of the Confederate battle flag that flies on the Statehouse grounds, responding to demands that it be removed after the June 17 massacre of nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Continue reading...

Lawmakers facing busy summer

Fight brewing over government funding; road bill on agenda

Subscriber onlyAfter July Fourth fireworks and parades, members of Congress will return to work Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. Continue reading...

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