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Date Set for Harvard Scholar, Cop to Meet With Obama at W.H.

The professor, the policeman and the president are ready to share a beer — and maybe a few thoughts about race and law enforcement in America.

Study: Texting Raises Risk of Crash 23-Fold

Texting while driving increases the risk of a crash much more than previous studies have concluded with motorists taking their eyes off the road longer than they do when talking or listening on their cell phones

Senate Group Dropping Key Dem Health Goals

After weeks of secretive talks, a bipartisan group in the Senate edged closer Monday to a health care compromise that omits two key Democratic priorities but incorporates provisions to slow the explosive rise in medical costs, officials said.

2 Charged in Fatal Beating Near Phillies' Ballpark

Two men have been charged with murder and a third is in custody in the beating death of a man outside the Philadelphia Phillies' ballpark during a game.

WWII Vet Works to Get Canine Service Dogs for Wounded Vets

When World War II vet Irwin Stovroff is helping to get service dogs for wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan that can greatly improve their rehabilitation.

Biden an 'Asset' After Russia Remark?

White House defends VP after he says Russia would cooperate with U.S. because it's in state of sharp decline

Dems Use New NumbersTo Refute GOP Health Claims

Speaker says health care reform bill 'on schedule' for 'whenever,' as House Dems refute GOP claims that public plan will drive private insurers out of business

N.C. Dad, 6 Others Charged With Plotting 'Violent Jihad'

A North Carolina father, his two sons and four others have been charged with conspiring to support terrorism by training and traveling overseas to participate in 'violent jihad.'

Jackson's Doctor Gave Drug Linked to His Death

Michael Jackson's personal doctor administered a powerful anesthetic to help him sleep, and authorities believe the drug killed the pop singer, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Monday.

Conservative Kiosk Owner Hopes for a New Lease at N.C. Mall

A man who sells conservative merchandise at a kiosk in a North Carolina mall says he hopes he'll be able to keep pushing "Impeach Obama" bumper stickers after his lease expires on Friday.