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Published September 21st, 2013 - 7:05AM
Whether she runs for president or not in 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton is making sure she stays connected to important Democratic constituencies, from college students and black women to the gay and lesbian community.
Published September 21st, 2013 - 3:05AM
President Barack Obama is appealing to the public anew to pressure Congress to stop undermining his health care law through measures that would threaten a government shutdown or a default on the government's debts.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 9:25PM
A little more than 24 hours after an IT contractor gunned down a dozen workers at the Washington Navy Yard, the CEO of the company he worked for sent an email to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus saying he has the experience to help the military improve its security.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 6:13PM
China's foreign minister pushed Friday for the restart of international talks on North Korea's nuclear program, saying that Pyongyang is ready to recommit to the goal of denuclearization.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 4:58PM
The Navy suspended a Singapore-based company and its president from contracting with the federal government after the arrests earlier this week in a bribery conspiracy scheme.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 4:48PM
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster says in an upcoming documentary he accepted money his senior year at Tennessee.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 3:08PM
The Obama administration moved Friday to ensure it doesn't lose more than $500 million in potential Egypt aid as it weighs suspending assistance after this summer's coup, U.S. officials and congressional aides said.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 2:33PM
Six deaths have been linked to delayed screenings for colorectal cancer at the veterans medical center in Columbia, S.C., the Veterans Affairs Department said Friday.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 12:48PM
House Republicans are considering demanding Medicare and other budget savings, reining in the Obama administration's environmental agenda including greenhouse gas restrictions, and other proposals as the price for extending the government's ability to borrow money, GOP lawmakers and aides said Friday.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 11:56AM
A voting member of the Federal Reserve says the Fed could start to reduce its bond purchases as early as the next meeting in October, if the economy shows improvement.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 11:56AM
The Washington Nationals are offering free tickets to Navy Yard personnel and their families for Saturday's game.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 11:11AM
A bipartisan House group that's been working in secret to write a comprehensive immigration bill splintered Friday with the departure of two Republicans, the latest sign of difficulty in solving the contentious issue.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 11:06AM
Desperation mode.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 11:01AM
Navy firefighters who responded to the Washington Navy Yard shooting had faulty radios that hindered their communications, a union leader said Friday.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 10:41AM
The amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level, but that's much higher than last year's record low.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 10:11AM
Rep. Paul Ryan, the former Republican vice presidential nominee, is headed to New Hampshire.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 10:00AM
The Republican-controlled House Friday approved a bill to sharply increase logging in national forests — a measure the GOP said would create jobs in rural communities and help reduce wildfires that have devastated the West.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 9:56AM
A federal judge is siding with the Navy in its refusal to release some records about the 2011 burial at sea of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 9:41AM
Federal health regulators will begin tracking millions of medical devices, from pacemakers to hip replacements, using a new electronic system designed to protect patients by catching problematic implants earlier.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 9:10AM
The Veterans Affairs secretary will convene a commission to recommend a new director for the health care system that treats more than 6 million veterans.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 8:21AM
It's something that Dave Christensen says he couldn't care less about.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 8:06AM
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will visit with families of victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting on Sunday and attend a memorial at the Marine Barracks Washington, the White House said.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 8:06AM
Employers cut jobs in 20 states last month, suggesting modest improvement in the U.S. job market this year is not enough to benefit all areas of the country.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 6:45AM
Linking global warming to public health, disease and extreme weather, the Obama administration pressed ahead Friday with tough requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, despite protests from industry and Republicans that it would dim coal's future.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 1:11AM
Farm-state lawmakers hoping for passage of a farm bill by the end of the year will have to bridge a deep divide between the House and the Senate over the role of the government in helping the nation's poor.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 1:06AM
Azerbaijan hopes that bidding to stage 2020 European Championship matches will promote Baku after it was twice rejected by the IOC as a candidate city for the Olympics.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 1:01AM
Iran and the United States are making plenty of friendly gestures, but real progress is going to be harder. A notable first meeting between the two nations' presidents suddenly seems possible, but without nuclear concessions the U.S. is unlikely to give Tehran what it wants: an easing of punishing sanctions that have resulted in soaring inflation and unemployment.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 12:55AM
President Barack Obama furiously responded Friday to congressional budget battles that could threaten a partial government shutdown, accusing Republicans voting against his health care law of focusing on politics and "holding the whole country hostage."
Published September 20th, 2013 - 12:45AM
A new poll finds that a growing number of Americans are questioning the federal government's stewardship of the right to bear arms.
Published September 20th, 2013 - 12:35AM
Charting a collision course with the White House, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation Friday to wipe out the 3-year-old health care law that President Barack Obama has vowed to preserve — and simultaneously prevent a partial government shutdown that neither party claims to want.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 7:26PM
The Obama administration will press ahead Friday with tough requirements for new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 5:21PM
An Alabama man said Thursday that his family was confronted by Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis at an airport in southeastern Virginia last month.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 4:26PM
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive remains very critical of the NCAA's rules governing agents, an issue that continues to plague his league.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 4:01PM
The first bang sounded distant and muffled. On the fourth floor, Bertillia Lavern assumed somebody downstairs was setting up for an event and had dropped a folding table.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 3:26PM
President Barack Obama has nominated a Chicago investment banker and campaign fundraiser to be U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 2:41PM
The United States on Thursday welcomed Myanmar's signing of an agreement with the U.N. atomic watchdog that will require it to declare any nuclear activities and allow inspections — the latest step by the former pariah nation toward openness.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 2:36PM
Spillover from the Syrian war has cost neighboring Lebanon billions of dollars, deeply damaged its economy and harshly strained social services such as health, education and electricity, according to a new report by the World Bank.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 2:36PM
President Barack Obama is taking a break from looming fiscal deadlines to raise money for the Democratic Party at an event near the White House.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 2:31PM
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday pledged action on immigration overhaul legislation even as most of the attention on Capitol Hill is focused on fights over the budget and debt. Rep. Bob Goodlatte said the immigration issue needs to be solved and work is happening behind the scenes toward that goal.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 1:44PM
The Justice Department is expanding a major change in federal drug sentencing policy to cover pending drug cases, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 1:39PM
David Hilfiker knows what's coming. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's so early that he's had time to tell his family what he wants to happen once forgetfulness turns incapacitating.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 1:29PM
Break out the balloons.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 12:59PM
Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday called on the U.N. Security Council to move swiftly to approve a U.S.-Russia deal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, saying there is no time to argue with those who remain unconvinced that the Syrian regime carried out a chemical attack last month that killed hundreds.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 12:09PM
House Speaker John Boehner is criticizing President Barack Obama for negotiating with Russian President Vladimir Putin — but not with Congress.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 11:39AM
Craig Bohl is having the time of his life at North Dakota State.
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