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U.S. Agency Backs Down In Standoff With Cattle Rancher

U.S. Agency Backs Down In Standoff With Cattle RancherCliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher who refuses to pay grazing fees for the use of federally protected land, seems to have won at least a reprieve in his fight against the Bureau of Land Management.

‘Stay With Me, Bud,’ Mom Told Baby After Mudslide Trapped Them

‘Stay With Me, Bud,’ Mom Told Baby After Mudslide Trapped ThemThe pain, anguish and fear comes through as a young mother who held on to her baby boy as their Oso, Wash., home was swallowed by a mudslide on March 22 describes the harrowing ordeal.

Mudslide Tragedy: Donations Outpace Capacity In Oso

Mudslide Tragedy: Donations Outpace Capacity In OsoIt's been two weeks since the massive mudslide came down on a tiny mountain community in Washington state. The disaster killed 30 people; 13 are still missing.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political Contributions

Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political ContributionsThe 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.

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

Oso Mudslide: As List Of Missing Shrinks, Death Toll RisesHere is some of the latest news from Oso, Wash., the tiny community north of Seattle that was devastated by a mudslide on March 22.

Facebook Will Acquire Virtual Reality Company For $2 Billion

Facebook Will Acquire Virtual Reality Company For $2 BillionFacebook announced a pretty big purchase on Tuesday: The social media giant said it was acquiring Oculus VR, a company that makes virtual reality goggles, for $2 billion.

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. DiesThe Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., whose tiny Westboro Baptist Church has protested outside the funerals of fallen soldiers and celebrities to spread its views about homosexuality and abortion, has died, according to news reports. He was 84.

China To Boost Defense Spending Amid Regional Tensions

China To Boost Defense Spending Amid Regional TensionsChina said Wednesday that it plans to increase defense outlays by more than 12 percent, to nearly $132 billion, this year in the face of what a top military official described as increasingly severe security challenges for Beijing.

Before Northeast Thaws, Thundersnow Will Roll Through

Before Northeast Thaws, Thundersnow Will Roll Through"Temperatures are expected to warm to above average levels for late February from the Central Plains to the East Coast," the National Weather Service says.

Copenhagen Zoo’s Scientific Director Defends Killing Giraffe

Copenhagen Zoo’s Scientific Director Defends Killing GiraffeThe Copenhagen Zoo has faced worldwide criticism over its decision to euthanize a healthy two-year-old giraffe known as Marius.