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Arizona Democrat returns to House seven months after being shot in the head

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The total number of votes on the historic debt-limit bill was 430. One vote was more memorable than any of the others.


Raquel Nelson case received criticism after Black woman was convicted by all-White jury

A Black Georgia mother is breathing a sigh of relief after hearing the news that she will not face any jail time for the death of her 4-year-old son.   Raquel Nelson, of Marietta, Ga., was previously facing three years in prison after a drunk driver killed her son in a hit-and-run while she was jaywalking in 2010.


Document created stir when it was made public recently

NEW YORK (AP) -- A first-person essay written by Rosa Parks presents a detailed and harrowing account of a young black housekeeper who is nearly raped by a white neighbor.


Bill now being debated would immediately raise federal debt limit and set up huge spending cuts

President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a plan, called the "Budget Control Act of 2011," to pair an increase in the nation's $14.3 trillion borrowing limit with spending cuts and to create a special committee to recommend bigger savings for a vote later this year.


The Obama administration opposed the transcript's release, chiefly to protect the privacy of people discussed during the ex-president's testimony who are still alive

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thirty-six years after Richard Nixon testified to a grand jury about the Watergate break-in that drove him from office, a federal judge on Friday ordered the secret transcript made public.


People taking multiple medicines at once don't always realize how much acetaminophen they are ingesting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that it's reducing the maximum daily dose of its Extra Strength Tylenol pain reliever to lower risk of accidental overdose from acetaminophen, its active ingredient and the top cause of liver failure.


Just days before the Treasury begins running out of cash to pay all its bills, Congress remained deadlocked over plans to both raise the debt limit and trim federal spending

WASHINGTON (AP) -- If the government can't pay all its bills come Wednesday, odds are it will pay bondholders. Social Security and Medicare recipients will be high on the must-pay list, too. Likely losers: federal workers in jobs deemed non-essential, private contractors and state and local governments.


Young hobbyists, easing urban restrictions pollinate a trend

CHICAGO (AP) -- Among the wildflowers and native grasses in the garden atop Chicago's City Hall stand two beehives where more than 100,000 bees come and go in patterns more graceful, but just as busy, as the traffic on the street 11 stories below.


Reid's plan calls for FCC to auction off spectrum to wireless carriers desperate for more space

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The debt ceiling battle could produce an unlikely winner: smartphone users.


Researchers call 54 percent increase a "very, very alarm-raising statistic"

Strokes have spiked in the U.S. among pregnant women and new mothers, probably because more of them are obese and suffering from high blood pressure and heart disease, researchers report.


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