- Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin’s parents rally against Fla. ‘stand your ground’ law
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- Obama administration backs off plan to cut prescription-drug program
- Tickets linked to stolen passports purchased by Iranian middleman
- More than 3,500 police planned for Boston Marathon
- Ottawa day care suspends 2-year-old for ‘outside’ cheese sandwich
- Liam Neeson tells NYC mayor to ‘man up’ in horse carriage fight
- Real-life Dr. Doolittle to reveal how to talk to animals
- Climate change could bring back smallpox, researchers say
- Shoe-bomb witness to speak from London at N.Y. trial
Topic - Mazie Hirono
Only about a dozen senators were in the chamber when the Dalai Lama offered the opening prayer in the Senate on Thursday morning.
When the new Congress cranks up in January, there will be more women, many new faces and 11 fewer tea party-backed House Republicans from the class of 2010 who sought a second term.
The 113th Congress won't be sworn in until January, but it's already making history on the religious-diversity front.
Democrats have their thumbs on Republican scales in Senate primaries in Missouri and Wisconsin this summer, hoping to improve their own chances of maintaining a majority in November. The idea isn't quite as far-fetched as it might sound.
Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle is chasing surfers for their votes in Hawaii _ channel surfers.
Claire McCaskill of Missouri says that's because women "by nature are less confrontational," and Mazie Hirono, newly arrived from Hawaii, says it's because women are "problem-solvers."