<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - National Today]]> <![CDATA[In Texas Senate, heroine Wendy Davis and Democrats win in the end]]> The Texas legislature was the star of social media last night, as the Democratic minority mounted a filibuster against a tough anti-abortion law that would have caused more than half of Texas' abortion clinics to close. And after more twists and turns than a Bond film, the bill died last night as the special session ended.]]> <![CDATA[Obama to publish children's book]]> <![CDATA[Study Finds Most U.S. Chicken Contaminated]]>   A new study conducted by Consumer Reports found that most U.S. chicken, even organic brands, was contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria. From the report... "More tha]]> <![CDATA[NAACP, Agriculture Dept. at odds over racially charged firing]]> <![CDATA[Ex-BART officer sentenced to 2 years for fatal shooting of unarmed man]]> <![CDATA[Memorable moments in the Blagojevich trial]]> <![CDATA[Kentucky AG won't appeal ruling on out of state same sex marriages]]> After a federal judge ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages from other states, the state Attorney General, Jack Conway, has decided not to appeal the ruling.]]> <![CDATA[How Government Gridlock is Actively Hurting the Economy ]]> Most reporting on today’s employment report will lead with the fact that the economy added 80,000 jobs in June. But that number combines two distinct sectors of the economy—jobs added in the private sector and jobs lost in government. Employment growth in the private sector reflects how businesses feel about the economy. And while the rate of growth is moderate, it is steady and broad-based, with most industries adding jobs.]]> <![CDATA[State governments reconsidering medical marijuana dispensaries]]> <![CDATA[Storm in Joplin contained a rare multi-vortex tornado; death toll rises to 122]]> The death toll from Sunday's tornado has risen to 122, making it the eighth-deadliest tornado in U.S. history, the National Weather Service said. The Joplin twister was upgraded to EF-5, the strongest category on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with winds exceeding 200 mph. The storm was apparently a "multi-vortex" tornado, with two or more small and intense centers of rotation orbiting the larger funnel, a rare occurrence.]]> <![CDATA[Jobs begin to pick up in automotive industry]]> <![CDATA[James Holmes' Apartment Rigged With Grenades, Gasoline]]> James Holmes' booby-trapped apartment had more than 30 homemade grenades and 10 gallons of gas inside, a law enforcement official who viewed video from inside the apartment told CNN late Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[Romney Booed While Addressing NAACP]]> Mitt Romney didn't shy away from one of his chief campaign talking points during his morning speech at the NAACP convention, despite likely knowing that it wouldn't go over so well with the crowd.]]> <![CDATA[Bin Laden's Private Papers Go Online]]> The latest batch of Osama Bin Laden's papers were made public Thursday, providing a glimpse into the thinking of the now-deceased al-Qaida leader's final days.]]> <![CDATA[NSA spying on computers not connected to internet]]> The New York Times is reporting that the NSA has used software it implanted in nearly 100,000 computers to spy on their data, or create the opportunity for cyberattacks even if they computers are not ]]> <![CDATA[Poll: Don't shut down government — in fact, keep Obamacare]]> A House bill to remove funding for the Affordable Care Act — you know, Obamacare — is not expected to pass the Senate.]]> <![CDATA[Why Republican voters are so angry about Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline.]]> Newt Gingrich’s schedule, 72 hours before the Florida primary, goes like this: church, parking lot of a retirement mega-city, church. His only speech of the day is here, in a grove of tidy homes and souped-up golf carts. As the Villagers stand, or sit in their chairs, or stay in their carts to sip Arizona Iced Tea or frappes, Gingrich explains why Barack Obama is failing them.]]> <![CDATA[R.I. Gov. Chafee to join Democratic party]]> Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican, has announced he is switching his party affiliation from independent to Democratic, Chafee's office has confirmed.]]> <![CDATA[A renewed push to pass 'Dream Act']]> Early one morning in March, two Chicago-area brothers were dozing on an Amtrak train when it stopped in Buffalo, N.Y. A pair of uniformed Border Patrol agents made their way through the car, asking passengers if they were U.S. citizens. No, the vacationing siblings answered honestly, with flat, Midwestern inflections: We're citizens of Mexico.]]> <![CDATA[Santorum Sweeps 3 States, including Colorado, on 'Mini-Tuesday']]> No delegates were directly awarded by Tuesday night's primary in Missouri (it was non-binding) or caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota (as in Iowa, they were merely precinct-delegate elections accompanied by a presidential poll). But the results -- Rick Santorum's stunning sweep of all three states -- were nonetheless a major rebuke to Mitt Romney.]]>