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Missouri governor vetoes bill that would have nullified federal gun laws

Missouri's Democratic governor vetoed legislation Friday that sought to make federal gun laws unenforceable in the state.

Poll: Parents want kids to avoid political career

Parents often dream about their child's future, but a career in politics seems more like a nightmare to many.

Get caught up: Week 2 of George Zimmerman trial

A jury of six women heard testimony for a second week in the Florida courtroom where George Zimmerman stands trial for the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Legal woes mount for former Patriots tight end

A Massachusetts grand jury will hear testimony this month from a man who has accused former NFL star Aaron Hernandez of shooting him in the face in February.

June jobs report: Hiring beats expectations

The job market made solid improvement last month, sending signals to markets that the Federal Reserve is on track to start pulling back on its stimulus program.

Wisconsin governor signs tougher abortion bill

Wisconsin became the latest state Friday to legislate tighter abortion laws after Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed a controversial bill that requires women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion.

Republicans demand action on student loan rates

Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kansas, faulted Senate Democrats on Saturday for this week's hike in student loan interest rates and urged the upper chamber to pass legislation that resolves the issue as soon as the holiday recess ends.

Virginia child killed by stray bullet during 4th of July celebration

A 7-year-old boy died Thursday night after he was shot in head by a stray bullet, Chesterfield Police said.

VIDEO: 4th of July celebrations take place across the U.S.

The Fourth of July is the day in the United States designated to celebrate our nation's freedom. Celebrations took place all across the country and, of course, fireworks were the grand finale to them all.

Listeria outbreak linked to cheese; 1 dead, 4 sickened

A listeria outbreak linked to cheese might have killed one person and sickened four others in four states, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. One of the cases was a pregnant woman who suffered a miscarriage.