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Governor Perry awards TX Legislative Medal of Honor to late WWII Soldier

Governor Rick Perry today awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously to Audie Murphy, (June 20, 1925 – May 28, 1971) the most highly decorated American soldier

Cell phone stops bullet aimed at Florida gas station clerk

A gas station clerk's smartphone may have saved his life Monday by blocking a bullet fired at his chest in an attempted armed robbery. The shooting happened after a man entered the store at the Hess gas station in Winter Garden, Florida, early Fri

Cancellations, modifications coming for many Americans in individual health consumer market

The vast majority of Americans on the individual insurance market will see modifications to their existing plans, or even cancellations, according to an insurance industry source. That raises questions about repeated claims made by President Bara

Human remains found in California treatment plants

Human remains have been found in two separate treatment plants in Los Angeles County, authorities said Monday. An upper torso of a female, possibly Hispanic, was discovered in a waste treatment plant in Bassett. It's believed to be related to r

Obama admin. knew millions could not keep their health insurance

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it.

Man arrested for allegedly raping 3-year-old girl, giving her gonorrhea

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office has arrested a man that allegedly gave a three-year-old girl gonorrhea.

VIDEO: Mother building playground for disabled children

A Louisiana mother has made it her mission to build a park accessible to children with disabilities. She's inspired by her 20-month-old son who has been diagnosed with a rare condition.

Lou Reed, rock legend, dies at 71

Lou Reed, who took rock 'n' roll into dark corners as a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist, died Sunday, his publicist said. He was 71.

GOP senator: Sebelius the 'laughingstock of America'

It appears Republican Sen. John Barrasso is a loyal viewer of "Saturday Night Live."

Rogers to European allies: NSA keeps you 'safe'

The House Intelligence chief emphatically told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday that the NSA's foreign intelligence gathering operations keep allies "safe."