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Obama: 'We Tortured Some Folks'

9 hours 9 min ago
President Barack Obama said a classified report on U.S. interrogation techniques after the Sept. 11 attacks, which could be made public as soon as next week, will show the U.S. used techniques on some terrorism suspects that "any fair-minded person would believe were torture."

Hiring Tops 200,000 for Sixth Month in a Row

9 hours 13 min ago
Hiring by U.S. employers remained robust in July, if a bit slower than previous months, with a broad-based rise in payrolls extending a half-year streak of strong employment gains. The jobless rate ticked up to 6.2%.

NYPD Officer's Choke Hold Led to Staten Island Man's Death: Medical Examiner

9 hours 14 min ago
Eric Garner's death, which prompted changes in NYPD training, has been ruled a homicide.

WHO Warns of Consequences of Ebola

9 hours 47 min ago
World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said the outbreak in West Africa is spreading quickly and that greater efforts must be made to control it.

House Republicans See Migrant Bill Passing Friday

10 hours 48 min ago
House Republicans expressed confidence they could pass legislation Friday to address the surge of migrant children after the GOP leadership agreed to changes sought by conservative lawmakers.

Consumer Rebound Chugs Ahead

13 hours 27 min ago
Consumer spending advanced modestly in June, continuing a rebound after a weak first quarter, while a key measure of inflation eased slightly.

John Tefft Confirmed as Ambassador to Russia

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 21:14
The Senate confirmed John Tefft to serve as the new U.S. ambassador to Russia, filling a position that has been open for months at a time of increasing tension between the two world powers.

USDA Overhauls Poultry-Inspection System

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 20:42
The U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled on Thursday the first major overhaul of the nation's poultry-inspection system in more than fifty years.

Christie Seeks a Bipartisan Victory on Bail

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:29
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday took the extraordinary step of speaking before the state Legislature to urge an overhaul of bail laws, a test of his ability to score a bipartisan achievement after months on the ropes.

Senate Passes Bill on VA Overhauls

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:28
The Senate passed an approximately $17 billion compromise bill Thursday evening that would help pay for overhauls to the Department of Veterans Affairs, sending the measure to the White House for President Obama to sign.

Health-Law Opponents Seek Supreme Court Review

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:28
A group of individuals who challenged health insurance subsidies tied to the Affordable Care Act moved to get an appeal in front of the Supreme Court.

California Cracks Down on University of Phoenix

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:12
California banned a University of Phoenix campus from enrolling more veterans in seven programs, becoming the latest government agency to crack down on for-profit colleges.

Key Witness Testifies in McDonnell Corruption Trial

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:10
The prosecution's start witness said he gave loans and lavish presents to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, to get their help in pressing universities to study a new product.

Investigation Finds CIA Improperly Accessed Senate Computers

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:53
Central Intelligence Agency officers improperly accessed computers used by a Senate committee investigating the agency's interrogation program, an agency report says.

GOP Seeks to Regroup on Border Bill

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:29
House Republican leaders attempted to regroup on a measure to deal with the crisis on the southern border after sharp divisions among their members forced them to pull the legislation from the floor.

Syrian Defector Testimony Stuns Panel

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:59
A Syrian defector who smuggled out of the country tens of thousands of photographs believed to show a campaign of killing by the Assad regime has described to lawmakers some of the abuses and torture his images reveal.

Christie Stumps in New Hampshire

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:56
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in New Hampshire again on Thursday, his second trip in two months to an early presidential primary state that could play a key role in his potential bid for the Republican nomination.

House Passes Highway Funding Bill

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:41
The House voted to fund highway projects through next May, leaving the Senate with little choice but to pass the bill in the waning hours before lawmakers adjourn for their August break.

EPA Emissions Plan Draws Protest

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:44
Several thousand unionized coal miners, electrical workers and others gathered on Thursday to protest the Obama administration's proposed rule to curb carbon emissions from the nation's power plants.

Bergdahl to Be Read Rights During Army Questioning

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:12
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant held by extremists in Pakistan for five years, will be read his rights when he is questioned by an Army investigator next week, an Army official said Thursday.


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