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After the bombings last year, 'Boston Strong' first surfaced in a tweet from Cleveland, on a jersey in the Red Sox dugout, then on T-shirts everywhere. But some say it's time to live strong, not talk so much about it.

Harry Reid: Cliven Bundy's armed supporters are 'domestic terrorists'

8:56 am ET - Rhetoric in the skirmish over Cliven Bundy's cattle grazing on federal land in Nevada is harsh. But national tea party organizations and the GOP don’t see it as a major fight – not like Obamacare.


'8THEIST' license plate in NJ: Why states can't rein in the vanity plate monster

10:58 am ET - States have struggled to balance the innocent against the indecent when it comes to personal exhortations on state-owned license plates. First Amendment issues are at stake.


25 years later, western Germany is still pumping money to the east

8:00 am ET - Since the Berlin Wall fell, the west has transferred some $1.8 trillion eastward – and counting. Many in other struggling regions think it's time to reconsider.


Keystone XL pipeline: New delay could move decision beyond midterms (+video)

7:34 pm ET - In announcing the delay Friday, the State Department cited a Nebraska court case that could affect the route of the pipeline, as well as the need for more time to review 2.5 million public comments. Republicans cried politics. 


In Central African Republic, a town embodies the nation's conflict

7:00 am ET - Christians and Muslims used to mix freely in the town of Boda. But both communities are now under attack, and the devastation here speaks to the toll a violent year has taken on the nation.


On fourth try, SpaceX capsule en route to space station (+video)

8:11 pm ET - The Dragon capsule is expected to arrive at the International Space Station on Sunday. Friday's launch was the first experiment with a new landing system designed to return the first stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket to its launch pad.


In N.C., how do spouses of gay soldiers fit in? Legal brief presses the issue. (+video)

5:41 pm ET - The friend-of-the-court brief, filed Friday, sets up a new battle space for gay rights activists in one of America’s most conservative, Christian corners.

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Suspected Kansas City highway sniper charged; no motive given (+video)

6:06 pm ET - Mohammed Pedro Whitaker, a medical supply company employee, was charged in 9 highway shootings so far out of 12 in the Kansas City area in which three people were wounded.


Why a pro-government militia attacked UN compound in South Sudan

11:52 am ET - The government has repeatedly accused the UN of harboring rebels in its camps. Many are worried the attack marks a new and dangerous phase in the civil war.


When is a tool a weapon? Chicago court throws out teacher discipline case.

3:58 pm ET - A veteran Chicago elementary school teacher was suspended for four days after bringing in tools, among them a pocket knife and box cutter, to show his second-graders how they're used.


With violence at new heights, Nigerians weary of military's claims of success

2:27 pm ET - The military retracted its claim earlier this week that it had freed most of the girls kidnapped by militants, feeding deepening public dismay in a week that saw numerous attacks.


Enrollment surge should end debate over Obamacare, Obama says (+video)

8:18 pm ET - Obamacare has enrolled 8 million Americans, and early data suggest it has a good mix of young people. But President Obama knows Republicans aren't remotely ready to give up the fight yet.

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