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Arizona mayor opposes razor wire on border fence

An Arizona mayor is comparing a Border Patrol proposal to put razor wire on portions of the U.S.-Mexico border fence to building the Berlin Wall. "We've had a black eye because everybody is using the border as a political issue," Nogales Mayor Art

Six-year-old boy survives hours trapped in sand dune

For 3 1/2 hours, rescuers dug desperately to reach the 6-year-old boy swallowed whole in the northern Indiana sand dunes. But the more they dug, the deeper Nathan Woessner seemed to sink in the 11-foot mound of sand.

Gold! $250K in centuries-old coins found

 "Constantly searching for a needle in a haystack" is what Brent Brisben says he does for a living, and on days like Saturday, the payoff makes the work worthwhile.

Marked man? Zimmerman fears for life, could face new charges

His GPS monitor has been cut off and George Zimmerman is free -- but only legally.

Zimmerman verdict reactions ring out in protests, calls from pulpit

 Just steps away from the courthouse where a jury decided George Zimmerman's fate, demonstrators vowed that their fight wasn't over.

5 political stories to watch in the week ahead

A clash in Congress over Obamacare and a nasty filibuster fight over the president's nominees will make headlines in the week ahead, and two state capitals are in the national spotlight because of developments in the divisive battle over ab

Obama says Martin's death a tragedy, asks nation to respect call for calm

 President Barack Obama called on Sunday for "calm reflection" following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

J.K. Rowling revealed as secret author of crime novel

"Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling donned an invisibility cloak of her own for her new novel.

'Glee' star Cory Monteith found dead in hotel in Canada

Cory Monteith, who played heart throb Finn Hudson in the Fox hit "Glee," was found dead in a Vancouver, Canada, hotel room Saturday, police said. He was 31.

NAACP talking to Justice Department about Zimmerman case

Leaders at the nation's oldest civil rights organization have spoken with senior members of U.S.