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Boston's Top Cop: Boost Security, But Avoid 'Police State'

While more training and technology is needed, "we do not, and cannot live in a protective enclosure because of the actions of extremists who seek to disrupt our way of life," Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis tells Congress.

Five Reasons Vetoes Have Gone Out Of Style

President Obama may not like the bills Congress considers, but he rarely vetoes them. In fact, Obama has vetoed fewer pieces of legislation than any president since Martin Van Buren. It's not just because Congress is sending him fewer bills.

Reports: Cousin Of Boston Suspects Is A 'Prominent Islamist'

Tamerlan Tsarnaev met with the relative in Dagestan last year. Russian investigators want to know whether Magomed Kartashov influenced his cousin or introduced him to others who might have encouraged Tsarnaev to turn to terrorism. Kartashov's lawyer says her client is a preacher, not an extremist.

Cleveland Kidnappings: Horrors Began With Offers Of Rides

The three young women who authorities say were held captive inside a home for about a decade have given police similar accounts of what suspect Ariel Castro allegedly did to trick them into coming with him.

Republicans Vow To Keep Pressure On Benghazi Probe

A House committee held a hearing Wednesday into last year's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The event has been a key political weapon for Republicans, first against President Obama's re-election campaign, and now against then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2016.

Consumers Facing Subscription Service Overload Will Only Get More Choices

Consumers already have an abundance of choice when it comes to entertainment and news subscriptions. But analysts say it's still early days for all the digital subscription offerings we'll have to pay for.

Democrats Hope For A Bright Future In The Lone Star State

President Obama lost Texas by more than 1 million votes last year. But Democrats believe their fortunes in the state may soon be changing, thanks to demographics and a new organizational push.

From Mother To Daughter On 'Having It All'

A year after publishing her controversial Atlantic story, "Why Women Can't Have It All," Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her decision to leave the State Department to be at home. Her mother suggests that whether they stay home or work, women today have a much better sense of themselves than did previous generations.

Furloughs Only The Latest Blow To Federal Worker Morale

Government work was once synonymous with job security and stability. But these days furloughs, pay freezes and threats of further cuts are fomenting discontent. Some federal employees also say that public criticism of the federal government is also taking a toll.