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Court sides with Texas, overturns EPA rule

Update, 1 p.m.: More reactions are rolling in.

GOP platform committee approves tough anti-abortion stance

Republicans drafting their party's official policy platform on Tuesday ratified a call for a Constitutional ban on abortion that makes no exceptions for rape or incest.

9/11 families appeal court decision

New York (CNN) -- Seventeen family members of people killed in the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks are appealing a court decision that ultimately will decide where unidentified victims' remains will rest. The appeal comes in a New Y

Comedian Phyllis Diller dies 'with a smile on her face'

Comedian Phyllis Diller, known for her self-deprecating humor, died "peacefully in her sleep" at her Los Angeles home Monday morning, her manager told CNN. Diller was 95.

Judge throws out Lance Armstrong's lawsuit aimed at halting doping probe

A federal judge on Monday dismissed the latest lawsuit filed by champion cyclist Lance Armstrong aimed at halting the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's case against him.

Augusta National Golf Club admits first female members

Augusta National Golf Club opened its exclusive membership to women Monday for the first time in its 80-year history.

GM recalls SUVs for fire hazard

General Motors is recalling nearly 250,000 sport utility vehicles because of an electrical problem that can cause fires.

Akin flub puts abortion at center of campaign debate

Washington (CNN) -- A campaign flub by a Republican Senate candidate shifted the political focus Monday to abortion and women's rights, as certain GOP nominee Mitt Romney and his conservative running mate faced a town hall-style meeting in

Running mate Ryan makes push for Virginia votes

In a further sign of Republicans' efforts to take back Virginia in November, Rep. Paul Ryan has spent more days in the commonwealth than any other battleground state since he became Mitt Romney's running mate.

Potential FAA cuts would create big hassles for fliers

Look out air travelers. A congressional slugfest over the U.S. deficit is threatening to trigger higher airfares and widespread slowdowns at the nation's airports.