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Lawmakers: Perfect system for preventing attacks doesn't exist

A foolproof system for staving off terrorist attacks couldn't exist in an open democratic society, two lawmakers said Sunday.

Background checks 'absolutely' still alive in Congress, says Manchin

A measure expanding background checks on gun sales that was defeated in the Senate two weeks ago can still be revised and approved in the chamber, one of the bill's authors argued on Sunday.

Woman finds frog in her can of green beans

An Indiana woman bought a can of green beans on sale for 69 cents. And what she found inside will keep her and her family from ever eating canned green beans again.

When will the debt ceiling need to be raised?

If you enjoy the spectacle of lawmakers fruitlessly fighting over the budget, then you're in luck.

Bostonians remember young bombing victim, cheer his former teammates

Little Leaguers parading to their first game is a tradition in the Boston neighborhood of Savin Hill, a sign of spring.

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Bangladeshi authorities arrested four people, including two factory owners, after at least 340 people died in a building collapse near the capital this week. Many others were trapped under concrete rubble; nearly 600 remain missing.

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On his dock along the banks of Bayou Yscloskey, Darren Stander makes the pelicans dance.

Obama gives as good as he gets at 'Nerd Prom'

Few were spared from President Barack Obama's zingers at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner, but he began by poking fun at himself.

Bostonians remember young bombing victim, cheer his former teammates

Little Leaguers parading to their first game is a tradition in the Boston neighborhood of Savin Hill, a sign of spring.

Obama's gifts from world leaders: sword, bicycle, liquor and bathrobes

When President Barack Obama meets with other world leaders, they usually swap gifts. And these are much higher-end than your typical office secret Santa exchange.