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Students react to loan hikes

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Full text: The Gettysburg Address

July 1 through July 3, 2013 marks 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the now immortal Gettysburg Address just four months after this brutal battle. Short and sweet, his words stand the test of time.

‘Dark day’: Flags lowered for 19 dead firefighters

A sudden windstorm turned an Arizona forest fire into an out-of-control inferno that trapped and killed 19 firefighters, nearly all of them members of an elite crew of “hotshots,” authorities said Monday.

Happy Hour | Planter’s Punch

This historic summertime cocktail has elusive origins, but ultimately leads us all the way back to Jamaica in the late 1800s. A mix of rum and fresh fruit juices make this cocktail a perfect drink for warm, summer afternoons.

Twinkle’s Kitchen | Red Beans and Rice

Southern, Cajun and low country cooking can bring many delicious flavors to the table. Patrick Tolbert, Louisiana native, shares his take on Red Beans and Rice, simmered together from his family recipe and the famous Dooky Chase Restaurant in New Orleans.

Suspect in Boston Marathon bombing indicted

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev downloaded bomb-making instructions, gathered online material on Islamic jihad and martyrdom, and later scribbled anti-American messages, a federal indictment charged Thursday.

Senate advances immigration bill to brink

The Senate advanced historic immigration legislation across the last procedural test Thursday and prepared to vote later in the day to pass the measure offering the prize of U.S. citizenship to millions.

2 victories for same-sex marriage

In significant but incomplete victories for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.

High court voids key part of Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.

Fashion Fix: Wear white with confidence

Sometimes the idea of wearing white clothes can be daunting. Just consider the myriad of questions: Can anyone wear white? How do I keep my whites white? The list goes on.

Independence Day Trivia

Do you know how many people signed the Declaration of Independence?

Affirmative action heads back to lower court

Affirmative action in college admissions survived Supreme Court review Monday in a consensus decision that avoided the difficult constitutional issues surrounding a challenge to the University of Texas admission plan.

3 blockbusters among Supreme Court’s last cases

The Supreme Court has 11 cases, including the term’s highest profile matters, to resolve before the justices take off for summer vacations, teaching assignments and international travel.