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High court upholds key part of Obama health law

The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Consumer Groups Attack 'Bank Card' Payday Loans

Community Choice Financial, Inc., (CCFI) owns CheckSmart, a payday lender. The company recently faced setbacks in Arizona and Ohio when those states, in effect, outlawed payday lending.

Storms could be life threatening

In an unusually early and strong warning, national weather forecasters cautioned Friday that conditions are ripe for violent tornadoes to rip through the nation from Texas to Minnesota this weekend.

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Obama: American dream in peril, fast action needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama called Tuesday night for a flurry of help for a hurting middle class and higher taxes on millionaires, delivering a State of the Union address filled with re-election themes.

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La. man decapitated disabled son, 7

A Louisiana man is accused of decapitating and dismembering his disabled 7-year-old son...

Applause, but no tears in Mission Control at end

It took awhile before there were any signs of emotion from the steely engineers of that famous room that takes care of the astronauts from start to wheels-stop.

IAEA chief: Nuclear safety must be improved

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Tuesday urged a worldwide safety review...

Private eye tells homeless man of inheritance

A homeless Utah man and delivered some good news: He's inherited a lot of money.

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Obama: Al-Qaida head bin Laden dead

Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that murdered thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States, President Barack Obama said Sunday.

Time's up: shutdown looms without agreement

A deadline looming, Congress' top Democrat accused Republicans on Friday of risking a government shutdown because they want to make it harder "for women to get cancer screenings."

Mo. gov. spares man whose execution was imminent

Missouri’s governor decided to spare a convicted murderer’s life Monday, a little more than a day before the man was scheduled to die by injection for a 1994 killing.

Regulators OK restart plan for Michigan pipeline

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Federal regulators said Wednesday they have approved a plan to allow a pipeline that leaked at least 820,000 gallons of oil in southern Michigan this summer to gradually restart.

German visitors to arrive Sept. 3

A group of 20 residents from Muenchberg, Germany -- Jefferson City's partner city -- is visiting the capital Sept. 3-6.

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