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Gowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted all emails

Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server “clean,” permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday.

Woman charged under new Colorado law in mom attack

The Colorado woman accused of cutting a baby from an expectant mother’s belly was charged Friday with attempted murder, assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy — but not murder.

GOP celebrates good week on Hill, but sees challenges ahead

Republicans are looking like they’ve finally figured out how to govern.

Are the early primary states a big deal anymore?

Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Lawmakers, police chiefs clash over secrecy of officer names

Arizona lawmakers thought they were doing police a favor when they passed a measure that would keep secret for two months the name of any officer involved in an on-duty shooting.

Census: Florida city tops list of fastest-growing areas

Sure, Florida’s got sunshine, beaches and palm trees.

Underground hot springs on Saturn moon? Study suggests yes

New research suggests there are hot springs bubbling beneath the icy surface of a tiny Saturn moon.

Vision quest: Curator catalogs the world’s oldest telescopes

You could say Marvin Bolt takes the long view.

Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he’s retiring next year.

China’s ‘dancing grannies’ irk neighbors, face new rules

Along with two dozen of her fellow “dancing grannies,” 60-year-old Zhang Jinsu twirls and steps her way every night across a central Beijing plaza, sometimes gliding over the pavement like a butterfly, at other times marching with a plastic rifle.

2 exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchers

Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing.

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Report: Diversity of New England plant life is threatened

From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England’s rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists call the most comprehensive accounting ever made of the region’s plant life.

US economic growth may be mild, but it’s also really durable

The U.S. economy’s tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009.

Thai leader: I’ll fight forced labor in fish industry

Thailand’s junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.

Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor’s note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside.

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

taly’s highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic.

University of Oklahoma unveils racist chant probe findings

Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity’s national administration, the university’s president said Friday.

Senate approves long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency

The Senate approved a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency Friday that includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes.

Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate

A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley.

Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House

Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP’s goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.