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Obama: I won't 'twiddle my thumbs' waiting for GOP

President Barack Obama explained why, amid a series of executive branch controversies, his renewed focus on the economy matters: it's not only about financial stability, but about equal opportunity.

Military death row: More than 50 years and no executions

Ronald Gray raped and battered at least seven women. He killed four, and left the others for dead -- the bodies dumped around Fort Bragg and the neighboring city of Fayetteville, North Carolina, between 1986 and 1987.

3 dead in passenger bus crash in Indianapolis

Three people were killed late Saturday afternoon after a passenger bus flipped over in Indianapolis, a city police spokesman said.

Lindy Boggs, congresswoman and advocate for women, dies

Lindy Boggs was only 24 when she arrived in Washington as the top political adviser to her husband, newly elected to Congress.

Paul continues threat to hold FBI director nomination

- Sen. Rand Paul is vowing to block a confirmation vote on the next FBI director unless he gets sufficient answers from the law enforcement agency about the use of surveillance drones in the United States.

Obama to visit Capitol Hill

President Barack Obama will make a rare visit to Capitol Hill Wednesday to meet with House and Senate Democrats ahead of the month-long summer recess, according to two Democratic congressional sources.

Dollar coin advocates renew push to replace dollar bill

 People who want to replace the flimsy dollar bill with a sturdier metal coin are pushing their cause again.

Amanda Bynes' parents seek conservatorship

Amanda Bynes' parents are taking legal steps to obtain conservatorship of the troubled 27-year-old actress's finances.

FDA warns one brand of vitamin B supplement contains dangerous steroids

 Federal regulators warned consumers to avoid one brand of vitamin B dietary supplement because it contains potentially harmful anabolic steroids.

Man armed with bat and knife attempts to rob a gun store -- he fails

As the saying goes, don't bring a knife to a gun fight. Or, in this case, don't try to hold up a gun store with a baseball bat and a knife.