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Should the government step in to prevent hot car deaths?

07/10/2014 10:38am
While the case of the Georgia father accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die in a hot car continues to grip the nation, it has also sparked a debate about whether more could be done to prevent the accidental deaths of children from heatstroke inside a car.

Some in GOP worried over Fla. governor's missteps

07/10/2014 10:50am
Florida Gov. Rick Scott's campaign for re-election is hitting Democratic rival Charlie Crist with a barrage of attacks but his campaign team has also committed a series of blunders this year.

No easy path to overturn Cochran victory in Miss.

07/10/2014 1:20pm
A tight timeline and potential cash crunch could make it impossible for tea party-backed Chris McDaniel to overturn his Republican primary loss to six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

Some in GOP worried over Fla. governor's missteps

07/10/2014 2:51pm
Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger Charlie Crist as an elitist for wearing a Rolex watch.

Clinton to sign books in NJ while Christie is away

07/10/2014 3:11pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in New Jersey next week on the same day that Gov. Chris Christie heads to Iowa.

Sen. Portman: Could consider '16 presidential bid

07/10/2014 4:11pm
Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday he has definite plans to run in 2016 — at least for re-election. Whether he decides to aim higher, he said, will depend on the field of presidential candidates and the issues they campaign on.

Disabled people denied voting rights, group says

07/10/2014 4:51pm
At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.

GOP's Baker amends comment on contraceptive ruling

07/10/2014 6:11pm
Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker said Thursday he misspoke when he said Massachusetts won't be affected by the Supreme Court ruling that found some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado

07/10/2014 9:30pm
Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state's gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday.

Congress needs to act now on immigration reform, Utahns say

07/10/2014 10:29pm
Utahns — and Americans — overwhelmingly believe the nation's immigration system is broken and Congress needs to address the issue this year, new polls commissioned by the Partnership for a New American Economy show.