Richmonders join together to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil and economic rights on Aug. 28, 1963.
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Budget peace breaks out in House after tough talk from Speaker John Boehner
Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and head off future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure’s defeat.
White House gives sick Americans more time to select a health plan
The Obama administration moved Thursday to help tens of thousands of sick Americans who have struggled to enroll in health coverage for next year because of problems with the rollout of new insurance marketplaces created by the president’s health law.
Parents who lash out at children can stunt brains
The scenes are too common for comfort: A mother grabs her daughter’s arm roughly on the bus. A father at a convenience store growls coarsely into his son’s ear.
Tax-haunted running mate quits guv’s race
A Democratic lieutenant governor candidate in Ohio who faced hundreds of thousands of dollars in state and federal tax liens dropped out of the race Tuesday, saying his financial troubles were taking away from debate on important policy issues.
Obama hails Mandela, and...
Amid cheers and song for the prisoner who became peacemaker, President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state Tuesday with a plea for the world to emulate Nelson Mandela, “the last great liberator of the 20th century.”
Rising riches: 1 in 5 in U.S. reaches affluence
Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding extensive influence over America’s economy and politics, according to new survey data.
Amish school shooter’s kin: Horror, then healing
Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads stories. She can only guess what’s going on inside Rosanna’s mind because the girl can’t talk.
Police: Pa. newlyweds killed man for thrills
A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
Freed from North Korea, Newman greeted by family in San Francisco
Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old Korean War veteran who was arrested in October while visiting North Korea, was greeted by his wife and son when he arrived at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday after being released following 42 days in custody.
Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients’ blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
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