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Obama agenda and legacy in the hands of federal judges

- The Washington Times

A federal judge in Texas has put President Obama’s deportation amnesty on hold, while another judge in the District of Columbia is poised to rule any day now on whether the House can sue to stop parts of the administration’s Obamacare spending.

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After 60 years of research, McLaughlin faces new challenge

- Associated Press

Since its 1954 inception as a small research laboratory in out-of-the-way Great Falls, Montana, the McLaughlin Research Institute has grown to a highly respected biomedical research center whose scientists' research has been cited as contributing to the work of two Nobel Prize winners for physiology or medicine.

Prison scrambles as Legionnaires' disease sickens inmate

- Associated Press

Officials at California's oldest state prison scrambled to provide safe drinking water to thousands of inmates after waterborne Legionnaires' disease hospitalized one inmate and was suspected of sickening more than two dozen others.

Grieving pet owners find loving support

- Associated Press

Amy Defibaugh was teaching her "Death and Dying" comparative-religion course at Temple University when her beloved 14-year-old border collie, Macey, died.

Getting kids interested in fruits, vegetables

- Associated Press

When a farmer offered her a bag of baby carrots at the Greeley Farmers Market, 3-and-a-half-year-old Elizabeth Shaw wasn't interested. Her father, Jon, offered her a tiny, ripe tomato, but she turned her head. It wasn't until he flashed a bright orange bell pepper and knelt to the little girl's level that Elizabeth's curiosity peaked. Her big brown eyes widened and her little fingers carefully reached out toward the vegetable, as if it might bite.

Veterans with PTSD praise audio-therapy results

- Associated Press

On March 23, 1994, as it made its approach to Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina, the nose of an F-16 clipped the right rear elevator of a C-130 in mid-air. Although the stricken transport managed to circle around for a safe landing, the jet fighter crew had to eject as their doomed plane, on full afterburner, hurtled toward the base.

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Illinois  head coach Tim Beckman talks to defensive back Taylor Barton (3) during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Western Kentucky at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Illinois fired coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, Aug. 29, 2015, saying preliminary results of an investigation found some truth to allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb, File)

Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener

- Associated Press

A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.