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  • Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

    Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees’ preventive care plans.

    March 25, 2014

  • Future Operating Room.jpg LA doctors practice speeding up trauma care

    Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center knew what to expect by glancing at their smartphones.

    March 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Justices tackle health law birth control coverage

    Supreme Court justices are weighing whether corporations have religious rights that exempt them from part of the new health care law that requires coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge.

    March 25, 2014

  • Naval Station Shooting.jpg Navy: Base shooting suspect didn’t have own weapon

    A civilian suspect approached a destroyer docked at the world’s largest naval base late Monday, disarmed a petty officer on watch and fatally shot a sailor, according to the Navy.

    March 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Voices crying for help stop in Washington mudslide

    Voices of people crying for help in the wreckage of a deadly Washington state mudslide have stopped, and hopes of finding any more survivors waned as searchers pulled more bodies from the tangled debris field and crews worked through the night into Monday.

    March 24, 2014

  • German Heritage.jpg St. Louis author aims to honor German heritage

    In a city where the physical and cultural specter of Anheuser-Busch still looms large, other living landmarks of those Teutonic roots can be difficult to spot.

    March 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Phelps’ hate seen by some as aiding gay rights

    Fred Phelps Sr. led his small Topeka church for more than two decades in a bellicose crusade against gays and lesbians, saying they were worthy of death and openly declaring — often at military funerals — that the U.S. was doomed because of its tolerance of homosexuality.

    March 21, 2014

  • Police: NJ teen bypasses guard, reaches WTC spire

    A teenage thrill-chaser slipped through a fence, eluded a security guard and climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center, authorities said Thursday as concerns swirled about a seemingly audacious breach at what is supposed to be one of the world’s most secure sites.

    March 21, 2014

  • Last Holdout 1.jpg Navajo woman family’s last link to monument land

    Before an expanse of grassland and pueblo ruins in northern Arizona was declared a national monument, it was home to hundreds of Navajos whose ancestors returned to settle the area after a forced march to an eastern New Mexico internment camp.

    March 21, 2014 3 Photos

  • Fed clarifies guidance on short-term rates

    Janet Yellen tried at her first news conference as Federal Reserve chair to clarify a question that’s consumed investors: When will the Fed start raising short-term interest rates from record lows?

    March 19, 2014

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