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July 4 White House ceremony: Military members become citizens

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama sought to put a human face on the heated political debate over immigration on Friday when he oversaw a naturalization ceremony for members of the military.

More protests as Southern California town expects new immigrant transfers

MURRIETA, California (CNN) -- On a holiday marking the birth of a nation of immigrants, protesters and counterprotesters began a new round of angry demonstrations Friday in a California town that was scheduled to receive new busloads of migrant

Emergency closures at Forks/Grapevine area

During the summer and fall of 2013, the Gila River reached record flow rates.  This caused extensive damage to the riverbanks and flood plains along the river. 

Oh say can you...sing?

As you catch a ball game or fireworks display this 4th of July weekend you're probably going to hear the Star Spangled Banner, a song that can be inspiring when sung well but when it's sung poorly... ouch!

Hot dog! Reigning champ gets engaged, chows down on 61 franks

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, reigning king of the world's most famous hot dog eating contest, may have had an extra boost of confidence Friday. With a hug and kiss, his girlfriend of three years accepted his marriage proposal.

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot marries girlfriend in prison

Joran van der Sloot has been tied to the disappearance of one woman and been convicted of murdering another. Now, he's a taken man.

Cigarroa tells Powers to resign or be fired

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa has asked University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers to resign ahead of the Board of Regents’ July 10 meeting or be fired at it, multiple s

Preacher killed with own gun in home invasion

A preacher was killed in Houston after confronting a burglar. Investigators said the murder weapon was the homeowner's gun.

Supreme Court women lash out at birth control decision

It was a disappointing week for the women of the Supreme Court. All three -- Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor -- were on the losing side of rulings involving women's reproductive health.

Perry: Send migrant kids home without delay

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Insurance company drops lawsuit against East Texas widow

ACE Insurance, the company suing an East Texas woman who recently lost her husband, bowed out of their lawsuit Thursday evening. 

In AG Race, democrats hope Houston gives Paxton

Sam Houston, the first president of the Republic of Texas, has already staked his claim to the state’s history books. This year, a man by the same name is hoping to make a little Texas history of his own.

Foster Farms recalls dozens of chicken products

A California company is recalling an unknown amount of boneless chicken sold in eight states over salmonella fears, federal officials said.

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog eating contest today

It's July 4th and that means fireworks, picnics and feats of food! The annual "Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest" happens later today, Friday.