• Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78

    Marion Barry

    Reuters

    Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, a hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78.

    Barry was elected four times as the city's chief executive and was a council member for Washington's…

    By Ed Payne CNN
  • Obama backer faces sexual abuse charges

    Police lights file

    A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse related to what authorities said was an…

  • U.S. to extend combat role in Afghanistan

    Chinook Helicopter In Afghanistan

    Pfc. Cameron Boyd/U.S. Army

    In a policy shift, President Barack Obama has decided to extend the combat role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan into 2015, allowing troops to keep fighting the Taliban and other militant groups that…

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