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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."

Obama evokes George W. Bush in push for immigration reform

The massive overhaul of the nation's immigration system that was approved by the Senate last month should be adopted by the House, President Barack Obama argued Saturday.

Republicans continue assault on Obamacare

President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law came under fresh assault from Republicans over cost and complexity with a Senate lawmaker saying comprehensive doesn't mean comprehendible.

After divisive debate, Texas Senate approves restrictive abortion measure

A bill that places new restrictions on abortion passed the Texas Senate on Friday after days of debate that galvanized activists nationwide.

Oklahoma man arrested on Peeping Tom charges in a Port-a-Potty

A 50 year old Oklahoma City man is accused of peeping through a hole in a port-a-potty at Will Rogers Park in Oklahoma City. Police say he enjoys watching women and girls use those facilities.

Jury deliberates Zimmerman's fate for a second day

George Zimmerman's future -- either acquittal or guilt of murder or manslaughter -- was back in the hands of a Florida jury Saturday morning. The six jurors entered their second day of deliberations.

Man swims 5 hours to get help when boat sinks

A family outing on their sailboat turned dangerous when the boat was swamped and everyone was thrown overboard, but a determined family member swam away to find help, and he found it, five hours later.

National gay blood drive aims to lift donation ban

Activists are organizing the first national gay blood drive Friday in an effort to combat the Food and Drug Administration's ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

'Coulda beens,' 'what ifs' not enough to convict Zimmerman, defense says

George Zimmerman, accused of hatefully gunning down an African-American teenager, isn't guilty of anything "except protecting his own life," the former neighborhood watch volunteer's attorney said Friday in closing arguments i