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George W Bush ice bucket challenge

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George W. Bush takes the ice bucket challenge

The ALS ice bucket challenge has gone presidential.

8-19-2014 James Richard Perry Booking Photo

Travis County Sheriff’s Office

Defiant Rick Perry: 'We will prevail'

A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy.

Obama and Holder discuss Ferguson

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Holder's pitch for easing tension in Ferguson

After years of causing angst for White House political aides by delving into issues of race, Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to Ferguson, Missouri, as President Barack Obama's top emissary.

Police in Ferguson

CNN

Pentagon looks at police militarization issue

The sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the law enforcement response has sparked a debate about what some call the "militarization of police," after armored vehicles, stun grenades and high-tech weaponry were brought in to calm the ...

Columbia City Council OKs downtown student housing

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Columbia City Council has approved a company's proposal to build a downtown student apartment complex.

31 arrests overnight, National Guard arrives in Ferguson

The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters have again clashed with police in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

Jim Jeffords

CNN

Former Sen. Jim Jeffords dies

Jim Jeffords, who shifted the balance of power in the Senate when he bolted from the Republican Party in 2001, died on Monday.

The former Vermont lawmaker had been in declining health and died at a military retirement center in Washington, according t...

New Columbia proposal makes disabled drivers pay for parking

The city of Columbia could soon add parking meters to downtown handicap spots, making them pay the same rates as other drivers. During Monday's council meeting, members are set to discuss the new proposal.

Hillary Clinton greets crowd

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Hillary Clinton makes big political move, heads to Iowa

Hillary Clinton will headline Sen. Tom Harkin's Iowa Steak Fry next month, according to organizers, a move the steps up Clinton's political activity ahead of the 2016 presidential race.

Al Gore

Reuters

Al Gore sues Al Jazeera

Al Gore says Al Jazeera America is withholding $65 million from Current Media shareholders after buying the cable channel last year, and he's gone to court to get it.

"Al Jazeera America wants to give itself a discount on the purchase price that was a...

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