<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - National Today]]> <![CDATA[NRA's LaPierre on Navy Yard: More guns, lock up 'lunatics']]> Another gun massacre, another Wayne LaPierre press tour.]]> <![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[And 2013's biggest charitable givers are...]]> The Chronicle of Philanthropy released its rankings of the top charitable givers in the U.S. for 2013.]]> <![CDATA[Obama Apologizes for Quran Burning]]> Two NATO troops were killed in Afghanistan Thursday as protests following the "inadvertent" burning of Qurans and other Muslim holy books at a U.S. military base intensified. Eleven people in all have died, with many more wounded, in the protests, Reuters reports.]]> <![CDATA[New iPhone app tracks drone strikes]]> A new app for the iPhone allows Americans to track killings related to drone strikes in real time.  "The app was made b]]> <![CDATA[Obamacare Is On Trial. So Is the Supreme Court.]]> Before this week, the well-being of tens of millions of Americans was at stake in the lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act. Now something else is at stake, too: The legitimacy of the Supreme Court.]]> <![CDATA[U.S. government issues guidelines for banks to provide services to marijuana businesses]]> Banks now have permission to offer financial services to marijuana-related businesses.]]> <![CDATA[New study proves gun control works]]> Study finds the 2007 repeal of a Missouri law that required a license before being able purchase a gun caused an immediate local spike in gun murders. ]]> <![CDATA[Russian currency hits new low]]> Russia's currency is has reached a new all-time low against the dollar, based largely on the deepening crisis in Ukraine.]]> <![CDATA[Use of food stamps by soldiers rising]]> Use of food stamps by soldiers continued to rise in 2013, an upward trend that's been in place since the start of the recession in 2008.]]> <![CDATA[Pentagon set to announce downsizing plans]]> The BBC is reporting that U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will announce cuts to the military budget for 2015.]]> <![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[Supreme court denies to hear appeal on "boobies" ban ]]> A Pennsylvania school district that lost a lawsuit after banning students from wearing breast cancer awareness bracelets had its appeal denied by the U.S. Supreme Court.]]> <![CDATA[5.9 earthquake hits Virginia]]> <![CDATA[West Memphis 3 are freed after 18 years behind bars]]> <![CDATA[GOPers split over how to reform health care]]> Ask the 242 House Republicans what kind of health policy they’d like to enact instead of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law and you might get 242 different answers.]]> <![CDATA[Stolen Rembrandt found in church pastor's office]]> <![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[Michele Bachmann gets her Elvis anniversaries mixed up]]> <![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.]]>