Hank Johnson displays his Glock handgun, inside his home in Springboro, Ohio. D.C. lawmakers had hoped to maintain a ban on carrying handguns in public, but a district court last week overturned it.
(Al Behrman/AP)
July 28, 2014

Judges Overturns D.C. Ban On Handguns In Public

A federal judge has overturned a District of Columbia ban on carrying handguns in public, concluding that the Second Amendment protects a person's right to firearms outside the home.


People shop outside of a Family Dollar discount store in Waterbury, Connecticut.
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
July 28, 2014

Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal

With Dollar Tree's agreement to purchase Family Dollar on Monday, two of the United States' biggest discount stores are coming together in a deal estimated at $8.5 billion in cash and stock.


July 26, 2014

Quinn Says State Will Help Care For Unaccompanied Minors

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says the state is prepared to help "in whatever way necessary'' to preserve the well-being of unaccompanied children who've crossed the border into the United States fleeing violence in Central America.


In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis has lunch at the Vatican workers' cafeteria on Friday.
(AP)
July 25, 2014

Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year

Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Philadelphia in September 2015, a trip that would mark his first to the U.S. as pontiff.


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