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Politics Apr 26Watch: Obama cracks jokes at White House Correspondents’ dinner
A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself.
Nation Apr 13New offshore drilling rules proposed as fifth anniversary of Deepwater Horizon disaster nears
WASHINGTON — A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in…
Nation Apr 11Lockdown lifted at U.S. Capitol after man fatally shoots himself
A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol was lifted after about two hours Saturday following a suicide by a man carrying a protest sign.
Nation Apr 01U.S. raises entrance fees for some national parks
Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer.
Politics Feb 17Will your pet be allowed to ride Amtrak?
Lawmakers want Amtrak to allow small dogs and cats on trains.
Politics Jan 08California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire
WASHINGTON — Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer of California says she will not seek re-election in 2016 to a fifth term in office.
World Sep 28Obama: US misjudged threat of Islamic State militants
President Barack Obama said in an interview airing Sunday that he agrees with intelligence leaders who believe the United States not only underestimated the threat of militants seeking to form the Islamic State group but also overestimated the ability and…
Politics Aug 24Paul Ryan weighing possible 2016 presidential run
Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan is reportedly weighing a White House run for 2016. When asked on Sunday about the possibility of a presidential campaign, Ryan said he and his family will "take very seriously and weigh" the decision next year.
Nation Jun 23VA mishandled whistleblower complaints about patient care, investigator says
In a letter to President Barack Obama, Carolyn Lerner of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said the VA continues to say patient care has been unaffected by errors. She says that is preventing the VA from taking necessary steps…