- Arias jury hung on penalty phase
Jurors in the high-profile Jodi Arias trial on Thursday failed to reach agreement over whether she should receive the death penalty for killing her ex-boyfriend.
- IRS official Lerner placed on leave
Lois Lerner, the IRS official who oversees the agency's division in charge of tax-exempt organizations, has been placed on administrative leave, a source told NBC News on Thursday. The IRS has selected Ken Corbin as acting director during Lerner's absence.
- Obama reframes counterterrorism policy with new rules on drones
In a major address Thursday President Barack Obama sought to reframe the nation's counterterrorism strategy, saying, "Our systematic effort to dismantle terrorist organizations must continue. But this war, like all wars, must end. That's what history advises. That's what our democracy demands."