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Maine Bill Would End Mandatory Seat-Belt Use

Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least 17 people in the state, lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow adults to opt out of wearing seat belts. "It's very unfortunate timing that we're discussing...Show More Summary

Buchanan: The GOP Platform is War Without End

Patrick J. Buchanan: Scores of thousands of troops will be needed to defeat and destroy ISIS in Syria. And eradicating ISIS is but the first of the wars Republicans have in mind.... Listen for long to GOP foreign policy voices, and you...Show More Summary

Little Girl Feeds Crows, They Bring Her Gifts

Like many kids her age, 8-year-old Gabi Mann from Seattle has an interesting collection of treasures. A yellow bead, one blue earring, a tiny light bulb, a paperclip and a rusty screw. But unlike many kids her age, Gabi didn't collect these treasures herself. Show More Summary

Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll

Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 a boost, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in second. The results were Paul at 25.7 percent, Walker at 21.4 and Texas Senator Ted Cruz with 11.5. Mitt Romney won the straw poll in 2012.

The Scott Walker Antidote: Minnesota

Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly: Wisconsin has been cutting taxes, curbing unions, expanding private school vouchers and rejecting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding. Minnesota has been raising taxes, empowering unions, legalizing same-sex marriage and embracing Obamacare. Show More Summary

Top Theologian Befriends Death Row Inmate in Georgia

Kelly Renee Gissendaner, a 46-year-old Georgia woman scheduled to be executed Monday for arranging the murder of her husband, has become pen pals with one of the world's most prominent theologians. Jurgen Moltmann, whose books on hope,...Show More Summary

High School Players: Root for Our Opponent

The Gainesville Tornados, a high school basketball team in Texas, sometimes play with zero fans in attendance because they're a juvenile correction facility. Two players for Vanguard Prep in Waco did something unusual and asked some of their fans to root for the other team. Show More Summary

Congress Funds Homeland Security for 1 Week

Late Friday, Congress passed a one-week temporary funding measure for the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier in the day, a three-week funding bill failed 203 to 224 in the House -- and that was exactly what Speaker John Boehner had promised would not happen with a Congress under GOP control. Show More Summary

Teen Arrested for Encouraging Friend to Commit Suicide

A high school senior in Plainville, Massachusetts, has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter for allegedly urging a friend to commit suicide. Michelle Carter, 18, is accused of urging Conrad Roy III, 18, to kill himself before he died of carbon monoxide poisoning while idling a truck last July in the parking lot of a Fairhaven Kmart. Show More Summary

Does Hillary Clinton Have Anything to Say?

Molly Ball, The Atlantic: Everywhere Hillary Clinton goes, a thousand cameras follow. Then she opens her mouth, and nothing happens. Clinton made a much-ballyhooed appearance in Iowa over the weekend, giving a speech widely noted for its substancelessness. Show More Summary

Muslim Makes Tombstones for All of Mumbai's Jews

Even though the Jewish population in Mumbai has declined dramatically over the past several decades -- from a peak of 30,000 in the late 1940s to some 3,500 today -- it is still the largest Jewish community in India. But for decadesShow More Summary

Russian Opposition Leader Shot Dead Near Kremlin

A leading Russian opposition politician, former deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian officials say. An unidentified attacker shot Nemtsov four times in central Moscow near the Kremlin, according to Russian-language news website Meduza.

Parents Find Daughter 17 Years After Kidnapping

A girl kidnapped from a South Africa hospital as a newborn has been found 17 years later. The unnamed girl was discovered after her biological sister three years younger enrolled at the same school and people noticed their uncanny physical resemblance, her aunt said. Show More Summary

Life Insurer Let Customers Buy Stocks at Week-Old Prices

A company in France sold life insurance policies that enable holders to make stock trades with perfect hindsight based on past prices. FT explains: "Life insurance is a popular savings product in France, and typically the customer allocates their money among different investment funds offered by the insurer. Show More Summary

Kansas May Prosecute Teachers for 'Harmful' Material

A bill making it easier to prosecute teachers and school administrators for distributing materials deemed harmful to minors passed the Kansas Senate on Wednesday. Senate Bill 56, which passed 26-14, removes a provision from current statute that protects schools against such prosecution. Show More Summary

Repubs Plan to Walk Out on Jeb Bush at CPAC

Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times: A movement is underway to stage an informal protest when former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hits the CPAC stage Friday. William Temple, a member of the Golden Isle Tea Party, said the party doesn't need another Bush in office and should listen to the grass-roots activists that helped fuel their gains in the 2014 election. Show More Summary

Jihadi John Identified as Rich, College-Educated Brit

The masked Islamic State (IS) militant nicknamed "Jihadi John" who appeared in beheading videos of Western hostages has been named as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British citizen in his mid-20s from West London. Reuters reported that U.S. Show More Summary

Leonard Nimoy Dies

Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut Star Trek, died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. Show More Summary

9 Dead in Shootings Across Missouri County

Nine persons are dead -- including one of natural causes -- in multiple shootings in Texas County in south-central Missouri, the Missouri State Highway confirmed. A Missouri State Highway Patrol officer confirmed the death of the alleged shooter, a 36-year-old man. The lawmen said he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted shot in a parked vehicle.

Muslim Killed by Road Rager on Interstate 71

Mukhtar Ahmad kissed his kids on the forehead Wednesday morning; he said he'd see them for dinner then climbed into his SUV and left for work. Minutes later, as Ahmad drove along the interstate in Louisville, another motorist -- a stranger,...Show More Summary

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