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5 political stories to watch in the week ahead

A clash in Congress over Obamacare and a nasty filibuster fight over the president's nominees will make headlines in the week ahead, and two state capitals are in the national spotlight because of developments in the divisive battle over ab

Obama says Martin's death a tragedy, asks nation to respect call for calm

 President Barack Obama called on Sunday for "calm reflection" following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

J.K. Rowling revealed as secret author of crime novel

"Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling donned an invisibility cloak of her own for her new novel.

'Glee' star Cory Monteith found dead in hotel in Canada

Cory Monteith, who played heart throb Finn Hudson in the Fox hit "Glee," was found dead in a Vancouver, Canada, hotel room Saturday, police said. He was 31.

NAACP talking to Justice Department about Zimmerman case

Leaders at the nation's oldest civil rights organization have spoken with senior members of U.S.

George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin's death

George Zimmerman never denied shooting Trayvon Martin, but he said he did so in self defense. Late Saturday night, a Florida jury found him not guilty in the teenager's death.

Pork prices could rise due to deadly pig virus

A virus that kills pigs has spread to the United States for the first time. The virus is not a threat to humans, but pork prices in the U.S. could be affected as 11 states have reported cases of the virus.

'First batch' Twinkies go on sale at Wal-Mart

It's Twinkies' comeback day at Wal-Mart, three days ahead of the snack's anticipated return nationwide.

Man faces charges in burning of girlfriend's son

A Pennsylvania man is facing charges after he, possibly with the help of his own sons, allegedly doused his girlfriend's 7-year-old son in nail polish remover and filmed the child being set on fire.

Woman files complaint after doctor tells her she has a 'ghetto booty'

A Tennessee woman is filing a complaint after she says her doctor used an offensive term when giving her a diagnosis. She her doctor told her that her back pain stems from having a "ghetto booty."