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Clinton: US politics could use 'camps for adults'

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the nation's political class could use "camps for adults" to foster cooperation because too many leaders get backed into partisan corners and refuse to work together.



Budget spat leaves House GOP leaders facing new discord

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

Whether the issue is immigration or federal budgets, Republicans keep learning a bitter lesson: Their sizable and near-historic congressional majority doesn't necessarily mean they can govern.



Bill seeks interagency coordination in hostage cases

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

A House Republican's effort to better coordinate government-wide efforts to free U.S. hostages held abroad is winning early support from the Pentagon chief.



Japanese police arrest suspect in US Embassy bomb threats

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

Japanese police said they arrested a man on Thursday accused of making bomb threats against the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and media reports said he is also a possible suspect in recent death threats against Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.



FBI agent: Tsarnaev's computer contained extremist materials

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a variety of extremist materials on his computer, including an issue of the al-Qaida magazine Inspire with an article entitled "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom," an FBI agent testified Thursday.


Tunisian official: 2 gunmen trained in Libya before museum attack

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

The two extremist gunmen who killed 21 people at a museum in Tunis trained in neighboring Libya before carrying out the deadly attack, a top Tunisian security official said.


Monsanto to pay $350K to settle more lawsuits

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

Monsanto said Wednesday it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat.



Poll: Little change in desire for action on income inequality

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

Interest in income inequality is all the rage in public debate nowadays, with political figures from Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the left to Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush on the right decrying the widening gap between the wealthy and everyone else.



Poll: Many unaware some health subsidies could be ruled out

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case.



Trump launching presidential exploratory committee

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday to form a presidential exploratory committee. "I am the only one who can make America truly great again," the Republican businessman and reality television star declared in a statement announcing the move.



Is there any recourse for victims of online photo memes?

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

Those pilfered, captioned and shared photos that make us either cringe, rage or laugh out loud are as old as the Internet itself, but in these wild online times, is there any recourse for their victims?



Feds eye oil, gas drilling off East Coast, Alaska, Gulf

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

Environmentalists say allowing offshore drilling along the U.S. East Coast from northern Virginia to the Georgia-Florida border could lead to a catastrophic oil spill devastating to the crucial tourism industry.


Durst murder case: When should the media go to the police?

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

It was a filmmaker, not police, who uncovered a crucial piece of evidence in the murder case against Manhattan real estate millionaire Robert Durst.


Breast biopsy accuracy is questioned in experimental study

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Here's another reason for getting a second medical opinion: Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.



Senate, House GOP differ on savings approach to Medicare

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Senate Republicans are putting down a marker with their budget blueprint, one day after the House GOP unveiled a 10-year plan that boosts the military, makes deep cuts in social programs and targets President Barack Obama's laws on health care and financial reforms.



Rubio willing to defy European allies on possible Iran deal

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says that if elected president, he would "absolutely" defy stalwart European allies if necessary in order to revoke an Iranian nuclear deal he might inherit from President Barack Obama.



US, Iran negotiators race to fill out contours of nuclear agreement

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

American and Iranian negotiators raced to fill out a framework for rolling back Iran's nuclear program and punitive U.S. economic sanctions, hoping for enough progress to call in other world powers for the finishing touches on an agreement next week.



GOP says Obama aides meddled in 'net neutrality'

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Congressional Republicans on Tuesday accused the Federal Communications Commission of bowing to White House pressure on its "net neutrality" decision, which has angered the nation's cable and wireless giants.



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