Groups Against Abortion Call for Girl Scout Cookie Boycott

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_a9f5e5a043.jpgJohn Moore/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The annual sale of Girl Scout cookies has begun, but controversy surrounds this year's launch. Various anti-abortion groups, including Pro-Life Wisconsin, object to the Girl Scouts of the USA's perceived support of Planned Parenthood and such abortion rights advocates as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.

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National Guard Recruiting Fraud May Be as High as $50M

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_d42577fd29.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Fraudulent payments associated with a National Guard program that boosted lagging recruitment numbers at the height of the war in Iraq may top $50 million, Army officials said Tuesday. Investigators have so far determined that $29 million in fraudulent payments were made as part of the National Guard’s Recruiting Assistance Program, or G-RAP.

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Escaped Quadruple Killer Captured

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_8e7adb2083.jpgMichigan Department of Corrections (LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind.) -- A quadruple-murderer who escaped from prison was captured Monday night in LaPorte County, Ind., after a sheriff's deputy investigating a reported car theft tried to stop the vehicle and the driver, who turned out to be the convict on the lam, fled on foot. Police were able to run him down and take him into custody, Indiana State Police Sgt. Ron Galaviz said.

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Joan Mondale, Wife of Former VP Walter Mondale, Dies at 83

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_37ee1e792e.jpgBetty Galella/WireImage (MINNEAPOLIS) -- Joan Mondale, the wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale, died Monday afternoon, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She was 83. The Star Tribune reported that over the weekend, Mrs. Mondale had been moved into a hospice facility from her home in Minneapolis.

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Two Dead in Vancouver, Wash., Workplace Shooting

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_b0dd53ca8b.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (VANCOUVER, Wash.) --  Two people are dead after a workplace shooting in Vancouver, Wash., near Portland, Ore. Why the gunman walked into the Benjamin Moore Paint Distribution center and opened fire Monday morning is unknown.  Police say the man, who was in his 60s, is one of the two dead, but would not say if the deceased were employees or give any additional information about their identities until the families have been notified.

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