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With the Texas senator encroaching on him in polls, Trump is now questioning whether the Canadian-born Cruz would be eligible for the White House. Many legal scholars have weighed in that he would.
Jan. 5, 2016
Bley's long-standing commitment to thoughtful yet intuitive performance proved adaptable to many different settings for nearly seven decades. He was 83.
Jan. 5, 2016
The armed occupiers of a federal wildlife refuge have been free to come and go. Deadly government raids in the 1990s, such as Waco and Ruby Ridge, means there's less appetite for force these days.
Jan. 5, 2016
In the past, when political tensions increased, oil prices went up too amid supply risks. But now OPEC's power is down and U.S. oil supplies are much greater, helping hold prices steady.
Jan. 5, 2016
The masked militant is believed to be Siddhartha Dhar, also known as Abu Rumaysah. Before converting to Islam and joining ISIS, he sold moon bounces in east London.
Jan. 5, 2016
One special operations soldier was killed and two others were wounded in a firefight in Afghanistan. A Pentagon spokesman insists that U.S. soldiers are there to "train, advise and assist."
Jan. 5, 2016
Slovakia has never been particularly welcoming to migrants and it resisted the most recent influx to Europe. Those who came a generation ago say they are still often seen as outsiders.
Jan. 5, 2016
Immigration agents are rounding up Central American families who entered the U.S. illegally within the past two years. They are mainly mothers with children whose asylum claims have been rejected.
Jan. 5, 2016
U.S. News & World Report's annual diet rankings give top marks to a meal-replacement plan to shed pounds fast. There's also a low-carb diet to stave off cravings; its virtues are sung in a new book.
Jan. 5, 2016
Some in the community of Burns, Ore., welcome the attention on long-running conflict between ranchers and the federal government. Others question the out-of-town militants' tactics and goals.
Jan. 5, 2016
The bitter rivalry may be more bad news for the long-suffering people of Syria. Also, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has come off looking ineffectual.
Jan. 5, 2016
The FBI says they've accounted for 3 hours and 42 minutes in the timeline after more than 550 interviews. Now they're asking if someone else can fill in the rest.
Jan. 5, 2016
The choice of the young Indian-American governor fuels speculation that she could be a possible vice presidential pick. But the high-profile slot hasn't been kind to other rising stars in the past.
Jan. 5, 2016
People who have Medicaid insurance are much more likely to be smokers, and the program pays for medication to help them quit. But just 10 percent of Medicaid recipients get that help, a study finds.
Jan. 5, 2016
Fifty-seven people received reparations totaling $5.5 million years after they say they faced torture at the hands of Chicago police.
Jan. 5, 2016
Supporters of "smart" gun technology hope that President Obama's initiative will prompt federal agencies to put in big purchase orders, unleashing the new market. Will it make us safer?
Jan. 5, 2016
Cellphone video showed Michael Slager shooting an unarmed black man in the back last year in North Charleston, S.C. He was charged with murder and initially denied bail. Now he's out on $500,000 bond.
Jan. 5, 2016
Chipotle's rise was fueled in part by its image as a healthy, ethical choice. After foodborne illnesses sickened hundreds, analysts say it won't be easy for the chain to win back customers' trust.
Jan. 5, 2016
The Nevada rancher has racked up more than $1 million in fines and fees. But decades have passed and the federal government still has not collected any money or removed his cattle from federal land.
Jan. 5, 2016
Obama cried after he remembered the children who were killed by a mass shooter in Newtown, Conn. "Every time I think about those kids, it makes me mad," he said.
Jan. 5, 2016

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