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Anti-Extremism Efforts Falter 5 Years After Boston Bombing

Anti-Extremism Efforts Falter 5 Years After Boston Bombing

By Philip Marcelo | Apr 14
Five years after two brothers who had been living in America for about a decade bombed the Boston Marathon, federally funded community programs to prevent attacks by homegrown extremists are barely underway and face an uncertain future.

Gun Rights Supporters: Bring Your Unloaded Rifle to Rallies

Gun Rights Supporters: Bring Your Unloaded Rifle to Rallies

By Russ Bynum | Apr 14
Organizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded rifles to rallies at state capitols across the U.S. this weekend, pushing back against a wave of student-led gun violence protests that some see as a threat to the Second Amendment.

Speaker Ryan Will Leave Behind New Tax Code, Busted Budget

Speaker Ryan Will Leave Behind New Tax Code, Busted Budget

By Andrew Taylor | Apr 13
Ryan, a budget geek with a passion for details who announced Wednesday that he would retire next year, proved adroit in drawing up budget plans that balanced on paper but didn't get beyond the hypothetical.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Claims A Steady Hand with Mueller

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Claims A Steady Hand with Mueller

By Hope Yen | Apr 13
President Donald Trump on Thursday credited himself with a steady hand in dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, despite publicly toying with the idea of firing Mueller and denouncing the probe repeatedly as a "witch hunt."

Report: Missouri Gov. Greitens Slapped, Grabbed Woman

Report: Missouri Gov. Greitens Slapped, Grabbed Woman

By David A. Lieb and Summer Ballentine | Apr 12
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens calls it an "entirely consensual relationship." But the woman with whom he has acknowledged having an affair says Greitens spanked, slapped, grabbed and shoved her, leaving her crying and afraid.

2020 Census Test Has Critics Counting Concerns, Not People

2020 Census Test Has Critics Counting Concerns, Not People

By Michelle R. Smith | Apr 12
The success of the 2020 census, which will be the first to include an online survey, could hinge on a single "dress rehearsal" underway right now in Rhode Island - and so far, many locals aren't impressed.

Free-Range Parenting Law Eyed Around U.S. After Utah Gets Buzz

Free-Range Parenting Law Eyed Around U.S. After Utah Gets Buzz

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Apr 12
Free-range parenting is the concept that giving kids the freedom to do things alone - like explore a playground or ride a bike to school - makes them healthier, happier and more resilient.

Prosecutors: Backpage.com Made Millions in Prostitution Ads

Prosecutors: Backpage.com Made Millions in Prostitution Ads

By Jacques Billeaud | Apr 11
The classified advertising site Backpage.com ignored warnings to stop running advertisements promoting prostitution, sometimes involving children, because the lucrative enterprise brought in half a billion dollars, according to an indictment.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is Having It Both Ways on Border Policy

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is Having It Both Ways on Border Policy

By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen | Apr 11
President Donald Trump was having it both ways over the past week, portraying a "crisis" at the Mexico border that demands the use of National Guard troops while boasting of a huge drop in illegal border crossings there.

CEO Zuckerberg Apologizes for Facebook's Privacy Failures

CEO Zuckerberg Apologizes for Facebook's Privacy Failures

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Barbara Ortutay and David Hamilton | Apr 11
Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company's history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans.

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