Obama: Let’s Stop The Excuses And End The Shutdown

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President Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt limit on Tuesday at the White House in Washington.
2:22PM
October
8, 2013

Obama is expected to take questions about a monumental Washington standoff, which has already caused a partial government shutdown and has now transitioned into a fight over raising the debt ceiling.

Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling

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Plaintiff Edith Windsor,of New York, waves to supporters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday, after the court heard arguments on her Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case.
10:47AM
June
26, 2013

The federal law defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, which the court decided violated the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

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Field Director Charles White of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) speaks at a podium outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
2:46PM
June
25, 2013

While the decision does not do away with the landmark law entirely, it rendered an enforcement mechanism moot unless Congress acts.

Cleveland Kidnappings: Castro’s Bond Set At $2 M Per Charge

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Ariel Castro during his arraignment Thursday morning.
8:58AM
May 9, 2013

Ariel Castro, the 52-year-old former bus driver accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade, just stood silent and with his head bowed as Cleveland Municipal Court Lauren C. Moore set his bond at $2 million per case against him.

Are We Laughing With Charles Ramsey?

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Charles Ramsey talks to media Tuesday as people congratulate him for having helped some women get out of a Cleveland home. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and a 6-year-old girl were rescued from the house
8:55AM
May
8, 2013

Our reaction to overnight Web celebrities like Charles Ramsey, Antoine Dodson, Sweet Brown and Ted Williams deserves a longer look.

Cry For Help Led To Freedom For Missing Women In Cleveland

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The home in Cleveland where three young women who had been missing for 9 to 11 years were found on Monday.
12:00PM
May
7, 2013

Neighbors heard a woman desperately shouting for help from inside a home. After a man helped her get out, authorities discovered that Amanda Berry and two other young women who had been missing for between 9 and 11 years had been inside the house. Three men have been arrested.

The Search For Answers In Boston: Why? How? Anyone Else?

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A memorial honors the victims of Monday's bombings near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston on Saturday.
A memorial honors the victims of Monday's bombings near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston on Saturday.
9:18PM
April
20, 2013

With the capture Friday night of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old surviving suspect in the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the story moves into a new phase — one of trying to answer critical questions. In particular, are there more bombs and are other people involved?

‘The Hunt Is Over:’ Police Apprehend Marathon Bombing Suspect

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Police officers stand guard near where the second suspect was apprehended by police in Watertown, Mass., on Friday night.
9:39AM
April
20, 2013

After a massive Boston-area manhunt for the suspect in the marathon bombings, police closed in on a boat in a Watertown backyard where the 19-year-old was hiding. The dramatic resolution came shortly after police announced they did not believe the suspect was in the area.

Boston Marathon Explosions: Thursday’s Developments

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Outside Boston University's Marsh Chapel Wednesday, friends gathered to remember graduate student Lingzi Lu. She was one of the three people killed in Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon.
1:07PM
April
18, 2013

Clues are still being sifted — most notably, perhaps, from video that shows a man setting down a bag and leaving the scene. No arrests have been made. Thursday morning, President Obama is at an interfaith service in Boston where the victims will be remembered.