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**FILE** Former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill. (Associated Press)

Jackson Jr., wife charged in campaign funds investigation

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was officially charged Friday with illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, while his wife was charged with filing false income tax forms. Published February 15, 2013

Illustration Measuring Schools by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

Colorado parents upset with 'Students of Color'-only tutoring program

No white students allowed. That's the message that a principal from Mission Viejo Elementary school sent with the "Students of Color" tutoring program. Parents complained, and CBS Denver began an investigation, which resulted in the district apologizing for the segregation. Published February 15, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat (Associated Press)

Sen. Tom Harkin: Congress does not have a spending problem

Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin took to the floor of Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday and echoed what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently told Fox News' Chris Wallace: the federal government does not have a spending problem. Published February 14, 2013

A South Korean sailor uses a binoculars as South Korean warship sails during their three-day military drills in South Korea's East Sea on Feb. 6, 2013. (Associated Press/Korea Pool via Yonhap)

S. Korea ready to launch preemptive strike against N. Korea

South Korean officials are considering a preemptive strike against North Korea amid fears that the North will soon conduct a nuclear weapons test in response to a new round of sanctions by the United Nations. Published February 8, 2013

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Pentagon's role in responding to the attack last year on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Dempsey 'surprised' at Clinton's Benghazi testimony

Facing tough questioning from Sen. Lindsey Graham, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, seemed confused to hear details of then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's recent testimony on Benghazi. Published February 7, 2013