Fort Hood
(Staff Sgt. Gregory Sanders/U.S. Army)
April 03, 2014

Should Soldiers Be Armed At Military Posts?

For John Lott, Wednesday's mass shooting at Fort Hood was a test of personal beliefs that struck uncomfortably close to home.  His son is serving at Fort Hood and was close enough to the activity to hear shots and screaming.


Lucy Hamlin and her husband, Spc. Timothy Hamlin, wait for permission to re-enter the Fort Hood military post, following a shooting there Wednesday.
(Tamir Kalifa/AP)
April 02, 2014

Shooting At Fort Hood Leaves At 4 Dead, 16 Injured

A gunman opened fire on the military post of Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday, killing three and injuring 16, before putting the gun to his head and killing himself, Lieutenant General Mark A. Milley said in a televised press conference.


April 02, 2014

Illinois House Approves Smoke-Free Campus Measure

Smoking would be banned on public college campuses under legislation approved Wednesday by the Illinois House.  The ban would apply almost everywhere on campus -- including outdoors.


Caterpillar Inc Vice President for Finance Services Julie Lagacy is flanked by former Senior International Tax Manager Rodney Perkins (left) and Chief Tax Officer Robin Beran (right) as they are sworn in to testify on Tuesday.
(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov)
April 02, 2014

Senate Democrats Say Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion In Taxes

At a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, senior officials of Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc. defended the company against accusations that it had used an affiliate in Switzerland to avoided paying some $2.4 billion in taxes over a 12-year period.


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