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'American Sniper' trial: Defense makes case for Eddie Ray Routh

<b>Stephenville, Texas (CNN) —</b> Incoherent. Talking nonsense. Erratic. Not the man they knew.<p>That's how family members and friends have described Eddie Ray Routh, the man on trial for the slayings of Chris Kyle, subject of the hit film "American Sniper," and Kyle's friend, Chad Littlefield, at a Texas …

Mental Health

Boston bombing trial lawyers fail to reach plea deal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev goes on trial Monday few doubt the outcome of the first phase of the two-phase trial. It's the second, the sentencing phase, including a possible death sentence, that has been the subject of behind the scenes discussions.<p>Federal …

Justice

Chuck Norris In NRA Ad: Register To Vote 'Because I Said So'

Actor Chuck Norris is featured in a new ad for the National Rifle Association's “Trigger the Vote” voter registration campaign, sharing his top 10 reasons to register to vote.<p>Politico Playbook reports Norris is the honorary chairman of the voter registration campaign. The ad featuring Norris' …

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2014 Elections May Reveal If Newtown Shifted Gun Control Debate

Twenty months after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, renewed national attention on the topic of gun violence has not been enough to change federal gun laws. But the National Rifle Association, still the most powerful entity in the war over guns in America, …

In California, Republican candidate runs outside-the-box campaign for governor

Neel Kashkari is running a different kind of Republican campaign.<p>He spent one week over the summer living as a homeless person to bring attention to poverty. He visited an African American church frequented by Democratic politicians to speak with congregants. He marched in a gay pride parade.<p>These …

Maine Governor LePage embraces candor in campaign

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off, once telling the Portland chapter of the NAACP to "kiss my butt," …

McConnell, the Democrats and the limits of a secret tape

A secret audio recording of their biggest election year target -- Sen. Mitch McConnell -- talking to a donor summit arranged by the Koch brothers, the Democrats' 2014 bogeymen.<p>Democrats pushed "The Nation" story around online with frenetic glee.<p>McConnell's Democratic challenger for his Kentucky …

What the Midterm Election Is Really About: Fear

What this midterm election is really about -- fear: As we’ve said before, the 2014 midterm elections aren’t about any one issue. Health care? Not anymore. The economy? Nope. Foreign policy? Forget about it. But in lieu of a single issue, the election season does have a unifying emotion -- fear. …

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