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Uber Pulls Out of Kansas

The ride-hailing service halted its operations Tuesday after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto of a bill that would impose stricter rules

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks as he officially announces his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential race on May 5, 2015 in Hope, Ark.

Huckabee Launches 2016 Run

Mike Huckabee launched his second presidential bid in the Arkansas town that formed the basis of his small-town, Christian worldview

Senator Barbara Boxer speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing on U.S. and Cuban relations in Washington on Feb\.3, 2015.

Government Flooded With Campus Sexual-Assault Complaints

Data sought by California Senator Barbara Boxer and others revealed complaints of sexual violence on college campuses to the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights have grown from just nine in 2009 to over 100 in 2014

A Sunni fighter who has joined Shi'ite militia groups known collectively as Hashid Shaabi (Popular Mobilization), allied with Iraqi forces against the Islamic State, looks at an Islamic State flag and ammunition displayed in al-Alam Salahuddin province, March 15, 2015.

Experts Doubtful ISIS Was Mastermind of Texas Shooting

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria claimed that the gunmen at a Texas cartoon exhibition were “soldiers of the caliphate,” but experts say that it’s still unclear if and what ties really existed. “What proof has ISIS offered?” said one longtime member of the CIA

Officer Edward Nero poses for a mug shot on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore.

Baltimore Cop Says Arrest of Freddie Gray Was Legal

Policeman Edward Nero, among six officers charged in Freddie Gray's death, said the knife found in Gray's pocket was illegal, making the April 12 arrest warranted. Last week, the city's top prosecutor said in charging the officers that the knife was legal

A car passes two makeshift memorials to Michael Brown on May 5, 2015, near where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was shot and killed last August by Police Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ferguson Mulls Removal of Street Shrine for Michael Brown

To some, a makeshift shrine in the middle of the Ferguson street where Brown was killed in August is a hallowed symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing. To others, it has served its purpose and is now more of an eyesore and a road hazard

A Panera Bread Restaurant Ahead Of Earnings Figures

Panera to Drop 150 Ingredients From Its Menu

Panera Bread is cleaning up its menu. The fast-casual restaurant chain will drop or change 150 of the 460 ingredients on its menu to fit new standards the company set to provide a healthier dining experience to customers

French surveillance measures vote in Parliament

French Lawmakers Approve Controversial Surveillance Bill

France's lower house of Parliament has approved a bill aimed at legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects that has drawn an outcry from advocates of civil liberties. The bill was passed Tuesday with 438 votes in favor and 86 against

Drought-Stricken California Community Close To Running Out Of Water

California Fell Far Short of Water-Saving Target

Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste, state regulators reported Tuesday, saying residents and communities again fell short of Gov. Jerry Brown's voluntary water savings target