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Judge In Edwards' Case Sends Jury Back To Deliberate

The jury has reached a verdict on one charge in the John Edwards corruption case. Melissa Block talks to Russell Lewis.

Bushes Back In White House For Portrait Unveiling

The unveiling of George W. Bush's official painting at the White House brought the former president, his wife, father and mother back for the ceremony with the president and first lady.

Wal-Mart To Leave Conservative Legislative Group

Retail giant Wal-Mart became the latest, and possibly highest-profile corporation to drop its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council. The conservative group helped replicate Florida's Stand Your Ground gun law in other states.

Court Rules Against Key Part Of Gay Marriage Law

A federal appeals court in Boston ruled unanimously Thursday that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act — which bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage — is unconstitutional. Ultimately, though, the case is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Political Battle Heats Up As Wis. Recall Election Nears

Robert Siegel speaks with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who is the Democrat running against Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Walker's recall election is on Tuesday.

Pop, Soda Or Coke? It's A Vernacular Battle

Do you call it pop, soda or coke? Melissa Block and Robert Siegel have more on the regional battle over soft drink terminology.

Mayor Bloomberg Calls For Ban On Sugary Drinks

New York City's mayor wants to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces from being sold at restaurants, delis and other venues to combat obesity. It's not the first time Mayor Bloomberg has taken on the soda industry. The announcement is prompting objections from beverage distributors — and from some New Yorkers who say they're fed up with the crusades of so-called Nanny Bloomberg.

Man With 'Wing Suit' Makes Skydive Sans Parachute

Robert Siegel speaks with Gary Connery about his latest skydive without a parachute, and wearing a specially designed wing suit.