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Former House Speaker Dennis, Hastert (R-Illinois)
Former House Speaker Dennis, Hastert (R-Illinois) (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)
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Hastert indictment offers few clues about alleged misconduct

A federal grand jury indictment says former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct."

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Category: National News
City of Houston workers walk along a wet, muddy, low stretch of Allen Parkway near downtown Houston
City of Houston workers walk along a wet, muddy, low stretch of Allen Parkway near downtown Houston (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls

HOUSTON (AP) -- While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered, many cities remain in danger, and officials have warned about the possibility of more flooding from rain-swollen rivers as the week goes on.

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Category: National News, News
Center For Disease Control office in Atlanta
Center For Disease Control office in Atlanta (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples to New Jersey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.

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Category: Health, National News
Rising floodwaters at Shoal Creek in Austin, Texas
Rising floodwaters at Shoal Creek in Austin, Texas ( Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)
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Search resumes for those missing in Texas floodwaters

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams resumed the search Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river carried a Texas vacation home off its foundation and slammed it into a bridge downstream.

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Category: National News, News
The pressure cooker exploded on the National Mall in Washington D.C. by Capital Police
The pressure cooker exploded on the National Mall in Washington D.C. by Capital Police (WJLA TV)
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Pressure cooker in suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle parked on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol and the vehicle's owner was found and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.

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Category: National News, News
eople march in protest to the Cuddell Recreation Center where Tamir Rice was killed, in reaction to Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo being acquitted of manslaughter charges
eople march in protest to the Cuddell Recreation Center where Tamir Rice was killed, in reaction to Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo being acquitted of manslaughter charges (Ricky Rhodes/Getty Images)
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Streets calm a day after protest of Ohio officer’s acquittal

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The streets largely remained calm Sunday morning after police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight of protesters angered by a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a barrage of police gunfire.

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Category: National News, News
A sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md
A sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.

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Category: National News
Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia
Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Amtrak engineer at the controls of a train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people, remains the focus of an inquiry by federal transportation safety investigators. But a second probe could prove more personally devastating: Prosecutors are trying to determine if he committed a crime.

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Category: National News

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