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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political Contributions

Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political Contributions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down an overall cap on the amount that large campaign donors can give to parties and candidates in a two-year election cycle.

Senate Democrats Say Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion In Taxes

Senate Democrats Say Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion In Taxes

Senior officials of Caterpillar Inc. defended the company against accusations that it had used an affiliate in Switzerland to avoided paying some $2.4 billion in taxes over a 12-year period.

Oso Mudslide: As List Of Missing Shrinks, Death Toll Rises

Oso Mudslide: As List Of Missing Shrinks, Death Toll Rises

Here is some of the latest news from Oso, Wash., the tiny community north of Seattle that was devastated by a mudslide on March 22.

Tense Hours, Then Sighs Of Relief After Huge Quake Off Chile

Tense Hours, Then Sighs Of Relief After Huge Quake Off Chile

The extent of the damage isn’t yet clear and the six deaths reported so far may be followed by news of other fatalities.

When The Twit Hit The Fan: ‘I’m Still Here,’ Colbert Says

When The Twit Hit The Fan: ‘I’m Still Here,’ Colbert Says

In his first show since a controversy erupted over a Comedy Central tweet about one of his skits last week, Stephen Colbert poked fun at the media, his network and himself Monday night, declaring that despite a #CancelColbert campaign against his show on Twitter, “I’m still here.”

Feds Will Require Rearview Cameras On Vehicles In 2018

Feds Will Require Rearview Cameras On Vehicles In 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will require all new vehicles — from small subcompacts to commercial vans — to have “rear visibility technology” beginning in May 2018.

Missing Malaysian Jet May Never Be Found, Head Of Search Warns

Missing Malaysian Jet May Never Be Found, Head Of Search Warns

“The head of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has raised the possibility that no wreckage from the passenger jet may ever be found, revealing authorities have a very poor understanding about how fast or far it traveled,” The Sydney Morning Herald writes.

NATO Chief: No Sign Russian Troops Leaving Ukraine Border

NATO Chief: No Sign Russian Troops Leaving Ukraine Border

A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly promised that the Kremlin would withdraw some troops from near the border with Ukraine, the head of NATO says he’s seen no movement as yet.

Report: British Army Sniper’s Single Shot Kills Six Taliban

Report: British Army Sniper’s Single Shot Kills Six Taliban

A shot fired by a British Army sniper at a suspected Taliban fighter in Afghanistan last December killed not just the man in the marksman’s sights but also five other men who were thought to be militant soldiers, The Telegraph reports.

Names Released Of 22 Missing Since Mudslide

Names Released Of 22 Missing Since Mudslide

The search continues in Oso, Wash., for victims of the massive mudslide that swept through about 50 homes and properties on March 22.