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Former Sheriff's Name Taken Off Jail Where He's Now An Inmate

Patrick Sullivan is serving time in the Arapahoe County (Colo.) jail that until Tuesday bore his name. He traded methamphetamine for sex with a man. Local authorities voted to strip his name off the facility.

Trayvon Martin Death: Prosecutor Plans Announcement By Late Friday

State Attorney Angela Corey is deciding whether or not to arrest and prosecute George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Martin in Sanford, Fla. The case as ignited a national debate about race relations and racial profiling.

Clinton Enjoys 'Texts From Hillary' Web Spoof

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is embracing the Internet parody that shows her supposedly texting politicians and celebrities. The site has become an Internet sensation since it was launched last week.

The GOP Also-Rans: Early Favorites, Long Shots And Anti-Romneys

It may be hard to remember, but more than a dozen high-profile Republicans seriously explored 2012 presidential bids or actively entered the race. With Mitt Romney now the presumptive nominee, here's a look at how the field got winnowed to the final three.

With Santorum Gone, What Next?

Attention now turns to the expected general election race between Mitt Romney and President Obama. There's talk that the contest could come down to just four states: Colorado, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia.

Campaign Season Revives Buffett Rule Debate

The general election campaign between President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney is heating up. In Florida Tuesday, Obama highlighted what Democrats consider a major vulnerability for Romney — the relatively low taxes he's paid on a multimillion dollar income.

Would The Buffett Rule Help The U.S. Economy?

Some economists are skeptical that a new minimum tax on people with incomes over $1 million will do much to bring down the deficit or boost the economy. But others say the economy could actually benefit from the proposed rule.

With Santorum Out, What's Next For The GOP Race?

Now that Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, it appears Mitt Romney will be the nominee. Does Santorum figure into Romney's calculation of a running mate?