The measure was put forward by the GOP, and passed with 223 votes from Republicans and 45 from Obama's fellow Democrats.
For 20 years, he was the symbol of frontier justice on the CBS show.
In its final report on the explosion that killed 29 mine workers, Massey Energy says it is not to blame, that the explosion was a "natural disaster." The company also takes to task an investigation by federal authorities.
Kevorkian asked: "Have you read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?" If you have, he continued, "then you know that Frankenstein wasn't the monster; society was the monster." Our correspondent shivered.
A loud, party-friendly "orchestra in a box," the accordion spread like wildfire across Texas after German and Czech immigrants brought it to their dance halls. Out of the polka came styles like conjunto and zydeco. Wade Goodwyn reports on...
Food detectives in Europe are tracking produce back through the supply chain, in hopes of finding a match to the strain that has sickened thousands. It is possible they may never find the source.
Bahrain was supposed to host its first Formula One race earlier in the year, but it was cancelled amid violent clashes between the government and protesters. Critics say the decision to reschedule a new race means "money has trumped human...
The man known as "Dr. Death," who claimed to have assisted in at least 130 suicides, was released from a Michigan prison in 2007 after serving eight years for second-degree murder. He died Friday at a Michigan hospital.
Certain words and people seem made for each other. For John Edwards, the word must surely be tragedy. Now, there are more questions than answers. Who is the real John Edwards? Was the man who had the extramarital affair and child with Rielle...
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