Presidential Race
4:16 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Presidential Race Looks Different In Electoral College

Originally published on Wed May 2, 2012 6:26 pm

Robert Siegel talks with Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving about how the contest between President Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is playing out on the Electoral College map.

Presidential Race
4:16 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Newt Gingrich Officially Out Of GOP Race

Originally published on Wed May 2, 2012 6:26 pm

Newt Gingrich made it official on Wednesday — he's suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

The Salt
4:15 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Lard Is Back In The Larder, But Hold The Health Claims

Could you taste the lard in a freshly-baked crust?
Steven Depolo Flickr.com

What secret ingredient makes the pie crust so crisp and flaky? If you're from the Midwest, you may have guessed: Lard. The pig fat reviled for decades as supremely unhealthy is undergoing a lipid rehabilitation by American chefs and home bakers.

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Law
4:15 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

13 People Charged In Florida A&M Hazing Death

Originally published on Wed May 2, 2012 6:26 pm

Prosecutors have filed charges against 13 people allegedly involved in the hazing death of Florida A&M University student Robert Champion, authorities said on Wednesday.

Afghanistan
4:14 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

What The Afghanistan Deal Means For U.S. Troops

Originally published on Wed May 2, 2012 6:26 pm

President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed a long-term partnership agreement on Tuesday in Kabul. The deal calls for the U.S. to remain engaged in Afghanistan for another decade, even as U.S. combat troops are withdrawn. Still, there are few details in the agreement. Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman is in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and talks to Audie Cornish about the practical implications of the new deal.

Asia
4:13 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Future Unclear For Escaped Chinese Activist

Originally published on Wed May 2, 2012 6:26 pm

The U.S. and China have agreed to a deal to allow the blind Chinese dissident who sought refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to resume a normal life. The issue had threatened to overshadow the visit of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to China, probably her last in that role. Under a deal agreed to on Wednesday, the dissident has now left the embassy for a Beijing hospital to be reunited with his family.

Monkey See
4:03 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Studios To Movie Fans: Take Our Clips, Please

Robert Duvall and Al Pacino in a scene from The Godfather Part II.
AP

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 10:44 am

Maybe you needed a good cry, but you were at work and didn't have easy access to your DVD of "The Notebook." So, you searched for that heart wrenching break-up scene on YouTube and let the tears flow freely.

Could be, nostalgic for times past when "real" men wore suits and drank bourbon, you were itching to watch Humphrey Bogart tell Ingrid Bergman, "Here's lookin' at you kid."

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Election 2012
3:49 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

The GOP Also-Rans: Early Favorites, Long Shots And Anti-Romneys

Surrounded by members of his family, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum announces he will suspend his campaign at the Gettysburg Hotel on Tuesday in Gettysburg, Pa.
Jeff Swensen Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 11:04 am

It may be hard to remember, but more than a dozen high-profile Republicans seriously explored 2012 presidential bids or actively entered the race. With Mitt Romney now the presumptive nominee, here's a look at how the field got winnowed to two.

The Two-Way
3:46 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Former NFL Player Junior Seau Is Dead; Possible Suicide

Junior Seau in 2009, when he played with the New England Patriots.
Elsa Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 2, 2012 4:36 pm

San Diego's Union Tribune reports that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau "has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at his beachfront home."

It adds that:

"Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell said he was notified of the death and is on his way to be with family members."

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The Two-Way
3:42 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

It's Official: Newt Gingrich Bows Out

Originally published on Wed May 2, 2012 4:31 pm

Saying "I never could have predicted either the low points or the high points," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich just officially suspended his bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

He's been leading up to this for more than a week. Tuesday, he posted a video to say goodbye to his supporters.

Update at 4:30 p.m. ET. Romney On Gingrich:

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