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TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016







In this  2013 file photo, the Social Security Administration’s main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. Rep. Sam Johnson of Texas, the chairman of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on Social Security, a key Republican lawmaker, wants to overhaul the nation’s Social Security program. (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 11:18 A.M.

Republican looks to overhaul Social Security

A senior Republican lawmaker wants to overhaul Social Security, the decades-old program that provides benefits to some 60 million retirees and disabled, with a plan to gradually increase the retirement age and slow the growth of benefits for higher-income workers.

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Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, arrive at federal court in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, to learn their fates when a federal judge sentences the one-time power couple for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on everything from a gold-plated Rolex watch and mink capes to vacations and mounted elk heads. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 10:35 A.M.

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. files for divorce

CHICAGO – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. filed for divorce Monday from former Alderman Sandi Jackson, according to Cook County court records. Jackson Jr., 51, cited in the filing irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage. He requests that ...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 9:52 A.M.

Suspect arrested in shooting of 2 Georgia officers

LAVONIA, Ga. – Investigators say they’ve arrested a man suspected of shooting and wounding two Georgia police officers. In a news release late Monday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says Khari Anthony Dashaun Gordon was charged with multiple counts including ...

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Parting Shot — 2.21.17

Cleone Hermsen, of Carroll, Iowa, expresses her criticism while listening to Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, during a veterans roundtable event at Maquoketa City Hall on Tuesday in Maquoketa, Iowa. Iowa’s ...



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Earlier this year Bob Isitt was dining with his brother at a restaurant in the Pentagon, where Bob's brother works. The woman taking their order asked Bob where he's from. ...