Texas Lt. Gov. Calls Police After Relative's Arrest

GETTY_82213_David Dewhurst.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1377171491872Erich Schlegel/Getty Images (AUSTIN, Texas) -- Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called a police station to seek the release of a relative jailed on a shoplifting charge, outraging his rivals who have accused him of abusing his power. Dewhurst, a Republican who has been in office since 2003, called the Allen Police Department on Aug. 3 to seek the release of a relative whom he describes as a "sister-in-law" and a "step-niece-in-law" in different parts of the call. 

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Obama to Focus on College Costs During Bus Tour

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_abd4228046.jpgBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama launches a two-day education bus tour on Thursday, focused on access to and the rising cost of college. But before they can even get to college, American students are struggling just to get the skills they need to get in.  And an effort to raise the bar and standardize what children learn in grade school is hitting significant headwinds.

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Another Woman Accuses San Diego Mayor of Sexual Harassment

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_257823d66e.jpgBill Wechter/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Yet another woman has come forward to claim that she was sexually harassed by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Dianne York, president and CEO of The Spa of La Jolla, said Wednesday that she too was allegedly preyed upon by the embattled mayor, who may face a recall election, although there are reports of a deal in the works to allow him to step down.

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White House Picks Panel to Review NSA Programs

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_fa73dfc928.jpgWin McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A group of veteran security experts and former White House officials has been selected to conduct a full review of U.S. surveillance programs and other secret government efforts disclosed over recent months, ABC News has learned. The recent acting head of the CIA, Michael Morrell, will be among what President Obama called a, “high-level group of outside experts” scrutinizing the controversial programs.

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All Eyes on Rand Paul During Summer Recess

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_575008364a.jpgUnited States Senate (WASHINGTON) -- During his break from Washington, Sen. Rand Paul returns to his role as Dr. Rand Paul. The Kentucky Republican is a board-certified ophthalmologist, and while on recess this August, the specialist in corneal disease and glaucoma keeps his skills sharp by performing eye surgeries.

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