<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - National Today]]> <![CDATA[L.A. earthquake rattles region awake, but no major damage reported]]> <![CDATA[Slaughter of horses in U.S. could resume, in Missouri]]> The lunge whips, the saddles and the bridles are auctioned first. Then the horses are ridden into a small pen, under the glare of overhead lights: A black quarter horse. A gray Missouri fox trotter. A worn, 15-year-old chestnut gelding at the end of his better years.]]> <![CDATA[Teenage girl, 16, convicted of shooting girlfriend after break-up]]> <![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[Calling himself a 'Muslim soldier,' Times Square bomb suspect pleads guilty]]> <![CDATA[Old cell phones can help worthy causes]]> <![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[Why is anti-Semitism illegal and Islamophobia not in Europe?]]> We all know that the recent YouTube trailer The Innocence of Muslims and the repeated publishing of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad are tests of free speech.]]> <![CDATA[Boston Marathon bombing and terrorism like it is nearly unpreventable]]> <![CDATA[Job woes rattle Obama’s strategy]]> President Barack Obama had hoped to make the 2012 campaign a referendum on Mitt Romney’s Bain record, Massachusetts stumbles and what Obama’s team sees as Romney’s robotic oddness — but the economy has other ideas.]]> <![CDATA[House OKs Obama's tax-cut deal]]> The House approved President Barack Obama's sweeping tax-cut compromise at midnight Thursday, preventing tax rates from rising Jan. 1 and sending the president a bipartisan agreement that few could have imagined in deeply polarized Washington.]]> <![CDATA[See American Idol contestant Clay Aiken announce run for Congress]]> Former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken has announced he's running for North Carolina's 2nd congressional district against incumbant Republican Renee Ellmers.]]> <![CDATA[Perry says he’s unsure of validity of Obama’s birth certificate]]> <![CDATA[Obama takes fight to Congress on first stop of bus tour]]> Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and the other GOP White House aspirants may be running against President Barack Obama, but right now, he appears to be campaigning against Congress.]]> <![CDATA[Judge orders woman adopted as baby deported to Mexico]]> <![CDATA[Obama’s reelection campaign boasts 1 million donors]]> <![CDATA[Black activists defend tea party against charges of racism]]> <![CDATA[Doctor Who Helped Capture Bin Laden Jailed for Treason]]> Pakistan-U.S. relations took another turn for the worse Wednesday with news that a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Osama Bin Laden has been jailed for high treason.]]> <![CDATA[Family's fatal outing becomes heart of Toyota controversy]]> <![CDATA[Why Are Republicans Waging War on Food Stamps Now?]]> Here is a fact that should disturb everyone, regardless of their politics: Today, about one out of every seven Americans receives food stamps. That's a population of 45 million people -- roughly the size of Spain -- who rely on government help to feed themselves.]]>