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Union launches ads using widely condemned words from congressman

A major union pushing for immigration reform will launch a new Spanish-language online ad campaign on Monday that highlights comments by Republican Rep.

Police: Robbers tell man, 'This is for Trayvon Martin'

 A weekend robbery in a racially diverse neighborhood of Washington may have been a hate crime, police said.

No explanation for Florida shooting rampage that leaves 7 dead

The 43-year-old gunman who set fire to his apartment in suburban Miami and then fatally shot six people in and around the building had given authorities no reason to believe anything was amiss until Friday night, police said Saturday.

Boat operator charged in Hudson River crash; engaged couple on board

The path that led Lindsey Stewart and Brian Bond to decide to join their lives together was as measured and deliberate as its end was abrupt.

Robber steals $53 million worth of jewels in Cannes, police say

An armed robber held up a jewelry exhibition in the French resort city of Cannes on Sunday, stealing jewels worth $53 million (40 million euros), a Nice police official told CNN.

More bad news for Weiner: Campaign manager quits

Days after Anthony Weiner admitted to exchanging lewd chats and photos with a woman online, his campaign manager quit, Weiner and his campaign said Sunday.

Obama: I won't 'twiddle my thumbs' waiting for GOP

President Barack Obama explained why, amid a series of executive branch controversies, his renewed focus on the economy matters: it's not only about financial stability, but about equal opportunity.

Military death row: More than 50 years and no executions

Ronald Gray raped and battered at least seven women. He killed four, and left the others for dead -- the bodies dumped around Fort Bragg and the neighboring city of Fayetteville, North Carolina, between 1986 and 1987.

Paul continues threat to hold FBI director nomination

- Sen. Rand Paul is vowing to block a confirmation vote on the next FBI director unless he gets sufficient answers from the law enforcement agency about the use of surveillance drones in the United States.

Obama to visit Capitol Hill

President Barack Obama will make a rare visit to Capitol Hill Wednesday to meet with House and Senate Democrats ahead of the month-long summer recess, according to two Democratic congressional sources.