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Texas tornado devastation includes Habitat homes
Habitat for Humanity spent years in a North Texas subdivision, helping build many of the 110 homes in the low-income area. But its work was largely undone during an outbreak of 13 tornadoes Wednesday night that killed six people and injured dozens.
Obama acts, but Republicans unsatisfied
President Barack Obama, seeking to regain his footing amid controversies hammering the White House, named a temporary chief for the scandal-marred Internal Revenue Service Thursday and pressed Congress to approve new security money to prevent another Benghazi-style terrorist attack.
California fuels $550 million Powerball jackpot
The numbers sum up the frenzy that has taken over the Golden State since it became the newest in the nation to join the madness over Powerball, which saw its jackpot soar Thursday to $550 million.
Powerball jackpot soars to $475 million
So you didn’t win Wednesday’s $360 million Powerball jackpot?
Obama attempts to regain control amid controversies
Under mounting pressure, President Barack Obama on Wednesday released a trove of documents related to the Benghazi attack and forced out the top official at the Internal Revenue Service following revelations that the agency targeted conservative political groups.
Report: More woes for Appalachian mining
Hard times are expected to continue in the Appalachian region that was once the heart of the nation’s coal production, according to a new report.
Plans to export U.S. natural gas stir debate
A domestic natural gas boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster.
12 hurt at New Orleans parade shooting
New Orleans police say that a dozen people have been shot during a Mother’s Day second-line parade.
Syria-linked group blamed in Turkey blasts
In one of the deadliest attacks in Turkey in recent years, two car bombs exploded near the border with Syria on Saturday, killing 43 and wounding 140 others. Turkish officials blamed the attack on a group linked to Syria, and a deputy prime minister called the neighboring country’s intelligence service and military “the usual suspects.”
Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests
The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the borders and grant eventual citizenship to millions living in the United States illegally.
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