Demographic shifts working against Republicans

Barack Obama's win in the U.S. presidential election highlighted how population shifts -- ethnic and generational -- have buoyed Democrats while forcing Republicans to rethink their message.
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Jets Collide In Miami; No Injuries Reported In Runway Mishap

A tense situation emerged on Thursday when two jets collided in Miami near the gates at Miami International Airport. No one was injured, but hundreds of passengers were stuck for hours trying to make arrangements for another flight.
Sybrina Fulton

Trayvon Martin's mother urges Florida to repeal self-defense law

The mother of Trayvon Martin urged lawmakers on Wednesday to throw their support behind a bill that would repeal Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law, which she blamed for the death of her son who would have turned 18 on February 5.
Obama extends presidential power in bypassing Congress on gun control

Obama extends presidential power in bypassing Congress on gun control

During the past two years as his frustration with a "dysfunctional" Congress has grown, President Barack Obama has resorted to bypassing the legislative branch as he did on Wednesday to implement tighter gun control laws.
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Japanese airlines ground Dreamliners after emergency landing

Japan's two leading airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing (BA.N) 787s on Wednesday after one of the Dreamliner passenger jets made an emergency landing, the latest in a series of incidents to heighten safety concerns over a plane many see as the future of commercial aviation.
Barack Obama

Obama Unveils Biggest Gun-control Push in Decades

President Barack Obama proposed a new assault weapons ban and mandatory background checks for all gun buyers on Wednesday as he tried to channel national outrage over the Newtown school massacre into the biggest U.S. gun-control push in decades.
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Google Nexus 7: News Update & Top 5 Recommended Apps

Arguably the most popular Android tablet yet, Google's Nexus 7 has come just about as close as one can to capturing the magic Apple has achieved with its iPad. Google's device also has over 600,000 apps to choose from. Here, in no particular order, are our top five picks for essential apps to add to your new Android tablet.
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Taft High School Shooting 2013: Revenge For Bullying?

The 16-year-old boy that opened fire on Taft High School in California Thursday, fatally shooting one student and injuring another, had planned the attack in advance to target students who had bullied him for more than a year, the Christian Science Monitor reported.
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Newtown Conspiracy Theory: Sandy Hook School Shooting Never Happened, Says FAU Professor

The school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. never happened. It was a conspiracy perpetrated by the media. That's at least what one professor is claiming in a diatribe on his personal blog sure to spark outrage following the tragedy that left 20 children and six adults dead just weeks ago.
Joe Biden

Biden draws NRA ire in drive against gun violence

Vice President Joe Biden butted heads with the powerful National Rifle Association on Thursday in his drive to reduce U.S. gun violence, drawing complaints from the lobby group that the White House is trying to limit constitutionally protected gun rights.