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Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server that has now been classified about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi. Continue reading...

Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths

WASHINGTON — After a multistate manhunt, authorities tracked the suspect in the deaths of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper to a motel parking lot, trailing him and four others through a meandering route before arresting the emotionless ex-convict, officials said. Continue reading...

Friend's role focus of Clinton emails

Blumenthal supplied Libya reports

Subscriber only Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received monthly missives about the growing unrest in Libya from a longtime friend who was previously barred by the White House from working for her as a government employee, according to emails received on her personal account. Continue reading...

Visit aims to revive Mideast nuke talks

Subscriber onlyThe United States sent a top official to Israel to revive talks on a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons, a central issue of a nuclear treaty review conference that some fear will end today without progress on global disarmament. Continue reading...

Gay ban not viable, Boy Scouts' president says

Subscriber onlyThe national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's long-standing ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change to avert potentially destructive legal battles. Continue reading...

California gauges effect of oil spill

Subscriber only More than 9,000 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky crude that escaped from a ruptured pipeline, officials said Thursday. Continue reading...

Alabama nuptials-ban ruling on hold

Subscriber onlyA federal judge Thursday ruled that gays have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S Supreme Court weighs in on same-sex marriage this summer. Continue reading...

Trade bill clears hurdle in Senate

Obama calls move a ‘big step’; final vote predicted today

Subscriber onlyA measure to strengthen the hand of President Barack Obama's administration in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote that remained in doubt until the final moment. Continue reading...

6 officers indicted in Baltimore death

Original murder, manslaughter, assault charges stay; lesser offenses change

Subscriber onlyAll six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray were indicted by a grand jury, a prosecutor said Thursday. Continue reading...

Needle swap OK’d for HIV-hit county

Subscriber onlyIndiana approved a year-long needle-exchange program Thursday for a rural county at the center of an HIV outbreak that spurred a new state law allowing such programs to curb the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users. Continue reading...

Suspect in 4 D.C. slayings arrested

Subscriber onlyA former Marine and ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and its housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the four were killed in the family mansion and it was set on fire. Continue reading...

Texas bidder said to kill black rhino

Subscriber onlyA Texas man who bid $350,000 to hunt a black rhinoceros in Africa in what was billed as a conservation fundraiser has killed one of the endangered animals, a Dallas Safari Club official said Thursday. Continue reading...

S.C. suspect shot dead after standoff

Subscriber onlyA man suspected of wounding a South Carolina sheriff ’s deputy was shot and killed by police when he emerged from an apartment Thursday shooting at officers, Charleston’s police chief said. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyNever again, says D.C. gyrocopter pilot WASHINGTON -- A Florida man who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol said Thursday that he will never pull a similar stunt again -- and doesn't recommend anyone else try it either. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyJon Bon Jovi couldn't resist breaking out a guitar Thursday to help give advice to graduates at Rutgers University's Camden campus. After all, the ceremony was held at the Susquehanna Bank Center, a concert venue where his band has performed. The New Jersey native premiered a new song, "Reunion," which he said was a gift to the graduates. Continue reading...

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