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Penn State Picks New President: Florida State’s Eric Barron

Penn State Picks New President: Florida State’s Eric Barron

Penn State University, which dismissed its president and its legendary football coach in late 2011 for their roles in dealing with allegations that an assistant coach had been molesting young boys, announced Monday that Florida State University President Eric Barron is leaving the Sunshine State to be PSU’s next leader.

Will Comcast Get Federal OK To Buy Time Warner?

Will Comcast Get Federal OK To Buy Time Warner?

Comcast’s proposed $45 billion purchase of fellow cable company Time Warner will receive some scrutiny from federal officials.

Afghans Release 65 Prisoners The U.S. Deems Dangerous

Afghans Release 65 Prisoners The U.S. Deems Dangerous

Afghan authorities on Thursday went ahead and released 65 prisoners from a high-security prison north of Kabul over the strong objections of U.S. military commanders, who say the men are dangerous terrorists who have attacked civilians and soldiers in the past.

Holder Orders Equal Treatment For Married Same-Sex Couples

Holder Orders Equal Treatment For Married Same-Sex Couples

Attorney General Eric Holder has for the first time directed Justice Department employees to give same-sex married couples “full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent under the law,” a move with far-ranging consequences for how such couples are treated in federal courtrooms and proceedings.

Sniper Attack On Calif. Power Station Raises Terrorism Fears

Sniper Attack On Calif. Power Station Raises Terrorism Fears

Was an attack last April on an electric power station near San Jose, Calif., the work of vandals or something far more dangerous — domestic terrorism or a trial run by an individual or organization bent on damaging the nation’s electric grid?

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Saying it is “the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health,” the CEO of CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that the company’s 7,600 pharmacies will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products by Oct. 1.

Obama To Nominate Vice Adm. Michael Rogers As NSA Chief

Obama To Nominate Vice Adm. Michael Rogers As NSA Chief

President Obama has decided to nominate Vice. Adm. Michael Rogers, the current head of U.S. Cyber Command, as the next director of the National Security Agency, The New York Times, Reuters and CNN are reporting.

VIDEO: Congressman Threatens To Throw Reporter Off Balcony

VIDEO: Congressman Threatens To Throw Reporter Off Balcony

The post-State of the Union reviews of President Obama’s address and the GOP responses have been hijacked a bit this morning by reports about Rep. Michael Grimm’s angry response last night to a reporter’s question.

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contracts

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contracts

News broke this morning that President Obama will announce during his State of the Union address tonight that he’s going to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage in new federal contracts.

As Protests Spread In Ukraine, ‘State Of Emergency’ Possible

As Protests Spread In Ukraine, ‘State Of Emergency’ Possible

Over the weekend, as we reported, Yanukovych offered the posts of prime minister and deputy prime minister to two of the protest leaders. His offer was rejected, however.