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  • 4:52pm Jul 18, 2013
    National National

    Ex-FISA Court Judge Reflects: After 9/11, 'Bloodcurdling' Briefings

    Royce Lamberth, the retiring judge who led the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from 1995 to 2002, says he has no regrets when he talks about that court's business. In his view, another attack, in some form or other, is inevitable.
  • The government took over mortgage giants Fannie Mae (seen in 2010) and Freddie Mac in 2008, during the worst of the housing crisis.
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    7:11pm Jul 17, 2013
    National National Economy Politics & Government

    Congress Debates Taking A Step Back From The Mortgage Market

    Lawmakers are trying to figure out how to scale back the outsize role that mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play in the housing market. A bipartisan Senate proposal would replace Fannie and Freddie with a scaled-down program, while a Republican House proposal would go even further.
  • 7:11pm Jul 17, 2013
    National National Economy

    Bernanke Gives Economic Road Map With Uncertain Timeline

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before the House Committee on Financial Services Wednesday, saying that when and how the Fed winds down its stimulus program will depend on economic conditions.
  • 7:11pm Jul 17, 2013
    National National

    Boston Marathon Victims Push Back On Fund Protocol

    Attorneys for some victims of the Boston Marathon bombings are asking the Massachusetts attorney general to look into the way money collected through the One Fund is being distributed. The $60 million raised by the Fund is being distributed, in large part, based on how long victims spent in the hospital after the attacks. But some victims say they are being shortchanged, because injuries such as concussion or hearing loss are serious, but did not require long hospital stays.
  • 5:08am Jul 17, 2013
    National National

    Holder: It's Time To Examine 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was speaking at the NAACP's annual convention in Orlando, Fla., a short distance from where unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed last year. More than two dozen states have laws that allow people to use deadly force to defend themselves if they believe they are under attack.
  • 5:08am Jul 17, 2013
    Sports Sports National

    Clap If You Believe In Roger Maris

    Commentator Frank Deford has cooked up a plan that invokes Tinker Bell for baseball's annual All-Star Game.
  • The latest study says kids learn better in charter schools than in public schools. But even charter school supporters question the study and its methods of research.
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    8:00pm Jul 16, 2013
    National National Education

    The Charter School Vs. Public School Debate Continues

    The charter school movement turns 21 this year and the latest study shows kids in most charter schools are doing as well or better in reading and math than their counterparts in traditional public schools. But now, leading charter school supporters are questioning that study.
  • 8:00pm Jul 16, 2013
    National National

    San Diego Mayor Accused Of Sexually Harassing Women

    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is refusing to resign amid a sexual harassment scandal that continues to grow. On Monday, representatives for three unnamed woman gave details of the mayor's unwanted advances, which included groping and forced kissing.