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Navy SEAL who says he killed bin Laden reveals his identity

The ex-Navy SEAL who fired the killing shot on al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden confirmed his identity to the Washington Post. Photo by AP The Navy SEAL who said he shot and killed Osama bin Laden has revealed his identity. The Washington...Show More Summary

Civil war officer and Gettysburg hero receives posthumous Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor posthumously to U.S. Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for heroism during the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War. His relative, Helen Loring Ensign of Palm Desert, California, received the honor on his behalf. Show More Summary

Governor Perry heads to court

Texas Gov. Rick Perry poses for a mug shot photo after turning himself in to authorities at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center on August 19, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Photo by Travis County Sheriff’s Office. AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Show More Summary

GOP in charge of the senate, eager to move on Keystone XL, taxes

Coast Project pipeline in Prague, Oklahoma, U.S., on Monday, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas. Show More Summary

Legal pot in D.C. could rest in the hands of the Republican-led Congress

District of Columbia voters approved the legalization of marijuana Tuesday, but Congress holds the right to shoot down the bill if they choose. Photo by Tony Avelar / The Christian Science Monitor. WASHINGTON — The national marijuana...Show More Summary

Obama says it’s time to ‘take care of business’ with GOP Congress

President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a news conference in the East Room a day after Democrats lost the US Senate Majority, November 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images WASHINGTON — One day after...Show More Summary

Nation’s first soda tax passed in Berkeley

More than 75 percent of voters in Berkeley approved Measure D. Photo by Stephen Fee. Berkeley residents will now pay more for sodas and drinks with added sugar after voters approved a measure on Tuesday that will tax sugary drinks. Across...Show More Summary

Voters provide mixed messages on health ballot measures

The Affordable Care Act wasn’t directly on the ballot in any state, but voters did decide a host of health-related issues in Tuesday’s elections. And there was no clear theme to what won and lost. For example, voters in two states —Show More Summary

Texas energy group asks court to stop fracking ban

DENTON, Texas — An energy industry group has responded quickly after voters in a North Texas city approved a ban on new permits for hydraulic fracturing, asking for an injunction to stop the measure from being enforced. The vote made...Show More Summary

Twitter chat: Should teen sexting be a felony?

Photo by Getty Images. In a cover story in this month’s The Atlantic, Hanna Rosin tackled the question of “Why Kids Sext.” According to Rosin’s article, surveys have found that approximately one-third of children in their upper teens...Show More Summary

Some gubernatorial wins make Medicaid expansion unlikely

Photo by John Fedele/Getty Images Tuesday’s re-election of Republican governors in closely contested races in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, Maine and Kansas dims the chances of Medicaid expansion in those states. Advocates hoping forShow More Summary

Democrat wins re-election as Colorado governor

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper appeared at a rally for Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., in Aurora, Colorado on Oct. 21. Hickenlooper went on to narrowly win re-election, but Udall did not. Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Incumbent Democratic Gov. Show More Summary

GOP’s big election night fuels shift toward 2016

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., greets people at an election rally for Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky on Nov. 3. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images AUSTIN, Texas — And so it begins. Even before theShow More Summary

Midterm wrap: Republicans seize control of Senate, president to speak

Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — America awoke to a new political dynamic Wednesday with sharper dividing lines in an already divided government, forcing President Barack Obama to recalibrate his approach and giving...Show More Summary

Ballot measures: Oregon, DC voters OK use of pot

A sign promoting the DC Cannabis Campaign’s initiative to legalize marijuana is displayed on a corner in the Adams Morgan neighborhood on Tuesday in Washington D.C. Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images NEW YORK — Voters in Oregon and...Show More Summary

GOP wins control of Senate, ready to confront Obama

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) celebrates his victory over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Louisville, Kentucky. McConnell is slated to become the majority leader after a strong GOP showing Tuesday. Photo...Show More Summary

Federal judge rules Kansas’ same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional

Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, the AP reports. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree has ordered the state to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, pending the outcome of a lawsuit seeking to permanently overturn the ban. Show More Summary

McConnell wins Kentucky as GOP bids for Senate majority

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) holds his ballot after voting in the midterm elections at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, Tuesday. McConnell defeated Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty...Show More Summary

Global physics research giant CERN selects first woman to lead

Fabiola Gianotti and David Kaplan talk at the Large Hadron Collider, where the Higgs particle was discovered in 2012. Photo courtesy “Particle Fever” Bond/360 Italian physicist Dr. Fabiola Gianotti will be the first woman to lead the...Show More Summary

South Dakota polls closing an hour later than scheduled

South Dakota polls are closing an hour later than planned. Photo by Flickr user Ken Lund No results from the much-watched South Dakota U.S. Senate race will be released until an hour after the polls were originally planned to close. South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant tells PBS NewsHour that results will be released starting at 10 p.m. Show More Summary

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