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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. Clinton insists that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around. But revelations that she sidestepped the government email system as secretary of state suggest she may have a long way to go in making good on that promise. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool, File)

Can Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes?

Friday, March 6, 2015

Hillary Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around. But revelations that she sidestepped the government email system as secretary of state suggest she may have a ways to go to make good on that pledge. To some Democrats, the controversy has raised concerns that Clinton’s all-but-certain campaign will be hampered by …

Ringling Bros. to retire its elephants, ending a tradition

Friday, March 6, 2015

Elephants have always been part of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, ever since showman P.T. Barnum brought Jumbo, “a massive 12-foot African elephant,” to America in 1882 to star in the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Whenever the circus came to town, parades of pachyderms heralded its arrival, drawing patriotic crowds …

Iranian role in fighting ISIS in Iraq: Where will it lead?

Friday, March 6, 2015

Iran’s growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers – not the U.S. – …

Officials: Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by U.S. Marshals

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A homeless man who was killed by the Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said yesterday. …

India orders TV stations not to give rapist a platform

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Indian authorities ordered television stations yesterday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a New Delhi bus in which one of the attackers blames the victim and says she could have avoided being killed if …

House passes bill fully funding the Department of Homeland Security

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner surrendered yesterday to Democratic demands to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, ending a tense three-month showdown over immigration. But the move could further strain relations between the speaker and hard-line conservatives, whose growing dissent threatens the future of the unified Republican majority. …

US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past seven weeks, the United States …

Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell could have wide-reaching consequences in New Hampshire

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A few years back, when New Hampshire officials were lining up plans for implementing the Affordable Care Act, lawmakers found themselves debating one seemingly technical question: Should the state set up its own health insurance marketplace to offer …

New Hampshire House to vote on tanning ban for teenagers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Before Jay Farley died of melanoma last year at the age of 30, he asked his parents to educate others about the dangers of using a tanning bed, which doctors linked to his cancer. Gary and Brenda Farley of Danville are now urging New Hampshire lawmakers to pass …

Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in Hernandez’s rented car

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified yesterday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that …

Netanyahu warns that nuclear deal ‘paves Iran’s path’ to a bomb

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

In a rousing speech before Congress punctuated by more than 40 bursts of applause, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assailed the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, asserting bluntly that the United States was on the verge of …

Teen’s confession to killing teacher won’t be used at trial

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Massachusetts teenager’s confession to police that he killed his math teacher cannot be used in his murder trial, a judge ruled yesterday even as he allowed a bloody box cutter and other key pieces of evidence to …

Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Former CIA director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he shared classified material with her for her book. The plea agreement …