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California's death penalty ruled unconstitutional

07/17/2014 10:28am
In ruling California's death penalty unconstitutional, a federal judge said Wednesday the system is so broken it unfairly leaves inmates with uncertain fates — often for decades.

Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

07/17/2014 11:41am
Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections.

Gov. Christie would help immigrant children

07/17/2014 5:14pm
Gov. Chris Christie said Friday during a visit to Iowa that he would consider requests to help unaccompanied immigrant children who come to New Jersey, but would not encourage families to send them to his home state.

Clinton: Will have 'specific agenda' if she runs

07/17/2014 6:11pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday if she decides to run for the White House in 2016 she will have "a very specific agenda" but acknowledged in an interview that the modern role of U.S. president has "gotten even bigger and more difficult."

Ex-GOP lawmaker denies endorsing Kansas Democrat

07/17/2014 6:31pm
A former Republican congresswoman from Kansas says she never endorsed Democratic challenger Paul Davis in the gubernatorial race against incumbent Sam Brownback, despite being included on a list of GOP backers.

First court dates for Swallow, Shurtleff set

07/17/2014 8:39pm
The first court dates are now set for former Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff who were charged this week with racketeering after a sweeping public corruption investigation.

Herbert calls for Common Core standards review

07/17/2014 9:46pm
Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday that he has directed the Utah Attorney General's Office to conduct a thorough review of the state's commitments and obligations under the Common Core State Standards.