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Gunman Reported At San Diego Naval Base

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:51pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego is being searched after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there.

The official twitter feed of the Naval Installations Command says without elaboration that two people are in custody but a shelter-in-place order to base personnel remains in effect Thursday afternoon. Navy spokesman Brian O'Rourke stresses that there are no reports of shots fired.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Navy security personnel are on scene.

South Carolina GOP Official Wants To Shut Down Grand Jury Investigating Him For Corruption

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:49pm

WASHINGTON -- South Carolina's Republican state House speaker, who is facing a grand jury investigation on corruption allegations, wants a state court to end the probe and allow his colleagues to decide first if he has done anything wrong.

Alison Lundergan Grimes Hits Mitch McConnell For Saying It's 'Not My Job' To Create Local Jobs

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:48pm

A small item in a local newspaper is at the center of the most recent dust-up between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his likely general election opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D).

Give Ukraine a Chance

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:39pm

The Ukraine crisis continues. At this stage, no one can safely predict where the country will be a month from now, let alone a year down the road.

Nonetheless, a few things appear crystal-clear.

First, history will record this as a high-stakes, even defining, crisis. What happens in Ukraine matters -- first and foremost, of course, to the Ukrainian people -- but it doesn't stop there. The reverberations can already be felt across the region and beyond.

John Paul Stevens Thinks Marijuana Should Be Legalized

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:33pm

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens believes marijuana should be legalized by the federal government, predicting that the public will soon decide prohibiting the substance is "not worth the cost."

In a Thursday interview with NPR's Scott Simon, the retired justice was asked if he believes the drug should be legal at the federal level.

Girl, 3, Led Her Blind Father On Foot For 4 Hours To Get Supplies In War-Torn South Sudan

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:27pm

One little girl puts a name and a face to the struggles of so many in South Sudan.

Michelle Obama Teaches Some Lucky Kids How To Colorblock

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:24pm

It's times like these we seriously wish our parents worked at the White House.

The Left's Secret Club Plans For 2014, 2016 - Kenneth P. Vogel - POLITICO.com

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:21pm

Some of the country’s biggest Democratic donors — including Tom Steyer and Jonathan Soros — are huddling behind closed doors next week in Chicago with union bigwigs and progressive superstars like Bill de Blasio to plan how to pull their party — and the country — to the left.

Thad Cochran Campaign Attacks Tea Party Rival Chris McDaniel As 'Wrong On Meth'

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:17pm

One way to tell how seriously a sitting senator takes a primary challenge is by looking at how tough the incumbent's ads are. In the case of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and a new spot his campaign launched Thursday, the answer seems to be that he takes state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R), a tea party favorite, very seriously.

The new ad, which Cochran spokesman Jordan Russell said will run on TV and cable, was tweeted out to the world with the message that McDaniel is "wrong on meth."

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