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Senators grill US command on Afghanistan strike
October 6, 2015 1:50 pm
U.S. command in Afghanistan will focus on human rights after a U.S. airstrike killed 22 and after reports of covering up sexual abuse.
UN Human Rights Council and the death penalty
October 5, 2015 6:54 pm
Many call Saudi Arabia hypocritical for its UNHRC membership and its executions, but other countries on the council also use the death penalty.
Senate candidate: Goat sacrifice wasn't 'brutal'
October 5, 2015 10:20 pm
A Florida Libertarian candidate running for U.S. Senate killed a goat and drank its blood two years ago. And now, it's coming back to bite him.
Are MI legislators really working full time?
October 6, 2015 11:44 am
In an Exclusive WXYZ Channel 7 Survey of all 146 current Michigan Senators and Representatives, those who replied say they work 50 to 60+ hours a week on the peoples’ business.
Clinton outlines gun control plan
October 5, 2015 12:44 pm
Less than a week after the deadly shooting in Oregon, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has unveiled a plan to curb gun violence.
Who has the best chance of becoming president?
October 5, 2015 3:48 pm
These five presidential candidates currently have the best chances of becoming the 45th U.S. president, though a lot can change before Election Day.
More divisive issues ahead for Supreme Court
October 4, 2015 10:53 pm
The Supreme Court's new session starts Monday, and justices are set to consider abortion laws and affirmative action.
Jason Chaffetz to run for speaker of the House
October 4, 2015 10:55 am
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced his interest in the position of speaker of the House.
Clinton serves herself a pick-me-up on 'SNL'
October 4, 2015 1:38 am
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton spent her Saturday night in the bar with her "Saturday Night Live" counterpart, Kate McKinnon.
Gay priest loses duties at the Vatican
October 3, 2015 7:38 pm
A senior priest announced he was gay and quickly lost duties at the Vatican. He thought it was important and he doesn't seem shocked by the response.
On guns, Sanders is to the right of Clinton
October 3, 2015 3:30 pm
Bernie Sanders has historically supported some policies that are to the right of the typical democratic line on guns.
Spotlight on the Syrian refugees, Russia & MI.
October 4, 2015 11:21 am
On Sunday, October 4, Spotlight on the News will examine the Syrian War, it’s refugees and the impact on Michigan.
Jeb Bush stands by 'Stuff Happens'
October 2, 2015 7:16 pm
Jeb Bush has been criticized for referring to the Oregon mass shooting with the phrase, "stuff happens."
How the Immigration Act changed America
October 2, 2015 8:42 pm
President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Immigration Act 50 years ago. Now, immigrant rights are questioned, while in 1965, those rights were advanced.
Secretary of education will step down
October 2, 2015 6:37 pm
Obama confirmed Arne Duncan will step down as U.S. secretary of education. John B. King Jr. will be taking over Duncan's responsibilities.
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