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Facing Congress, Planned Parenthood chief rebuts videos

Posted: 09/29/2015 - The head of Planned Parenthood defended the women's health organization Tuesday before a Republican-run Congress seeking to slash its federal funding, telling lawmakers that accusations against her group fed by stealthily recorded videos are "offensive and categorically untrue."

Newtown families' suit against gun maker sent to state court

Posted: 10/01/2015 - A lawsuit filed against North Carolina-based gun maker Remington by families of some Newtown school massacre victims has been sent back to Connecticut state court, where legal experts say it has a better chance of succeeding.

Obama, Putin clash over differences on Syria's future

Posted: 09/28/2015 - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin sharply disagreed Monday over the chaos in Syria, with Obama urging a political transition to replace the Syrian president but Putin warning it would be a mistake to abandon the current government.

Republican front-runner Trump proposes tax cuts for all

Posted: 09/28/2015 - After weeks of vowing to raise taxes on "hedge fund guys" and high-income earners, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump unveiled a tax plan Monday that would cut rates across the board and reduce the amount paid by wealthiest Americans and corporations into the U.S. Treasury.

Pope Francis says his goodbyes to the U.S.

Updated: 09/27/2015 - Pope Francis made the most of his last day in the United States, packing in appearances both scheduled and unscheduled in Philadelphia on Sunday.

Retirement crisis on the horizon?

Posted: 09/28/2015 - A new report from finds that 30 million Americans tapped their retirement savings for an emergency within the past year.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden

Posted: 09/25/2015 - With a Mass for 18,000 people in a New York City arena, Pope Francis has wrapped up a day that took him from the global spotlight of the United Nations to a classroom where he got impromptu coaching from a fourth-grader on using a touch screen.

Credit card security deadline

Posted: 09/25/2015 - On October 1, a mandated change to the way retailers process credit cards is supposed to take effect.

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