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Aaron Hernandez pleads not guilty

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty Friday in the Boston-area death of Odin Lloyd. It was his sixth time appearing in a courtroom since his June 26 arrest.

Arkansas legislators to address rising cost of teacher health insurance

The Arkansas Senate Committee on Education will meet in joint session with the Senate Insurance and Commerce Committee, beginning on September 9, to explore ways to hold down spiraling costs of teacher health insurance.

Panel finds State Department did not pay enough attention to overseas diplomats resulting in Benghazi attacks

An independent panel has found the State Department has not overall paid enough attention to overseas security for diplomatic posts and called for it to be elevated in importance, several sources familiar with the matter said.

5 things from Senate hearing on Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen.

Polls: Should U.S. launch strikes against Syria?

Two new national polls indicate the same thing: More Americans oppose rather than favor U.S. military strikes against Syria.

10 months later, Hurricane Sandy's 'blessing': Treasures wash ashore

Professed "Jersey girl" Christeena Hockin-Minopetros began collecting sea glass from the New Jersey shore when she was 5.

Pledge of Allegiance Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about The Pledge of Allegiance, a promise of loyalty to the United States.

Obama: Red line on Syria is the world's, not his

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the red line he outlined last year regarding Syria's use of chemical weapons came from international treaties and past congressional action, and now it is time for the international community to ma

Serena Williams smashes her way into U.S. Open semifinals

Serena Williams underlined her status as the overwhelming favorite for the women's U.S. Open title with a crushing "double bagel" win over Carla Suarez Navarro in the quarterfinals of the New York grand slam.