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National & World Pacific storm blast pushes rain into Arizona Pacific storm blast pushes rain into Arizona
The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile moved into Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the past two weeks.
National & World Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign
For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state.
National & World Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security
HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded.
National & World History books spark new Texas classroom battle History books spark new Texas classroom battle
The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation's Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases.
National & World Top U.S. general: Ground troops possible if campaign fails Top U.S. general: Ground troops possible if campaign fails
The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama's expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider deploying American ground forces to Iraq.
National & World Don't Tweet while walking down the street Don't Tweet while walking down the street
The Chinese city of Chongqing took a cue from a U.S. TV program and created a sidewalk with a separate lane for those with heads tucked into smartphones, as a reminder not to tweet while walking the street.