4:02 PM Dec 18, 2014
A bill that would have continued a Great Lakes environmental cleanup program for five more years has stalled in Congress.
12:01 PM Dec 17, 2014
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.
4:00 PM Dec 11, 2014
Americans may not agree on much lately, but one opinion is nearly universal: There's almost no chance that President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican Congress can work together to solve the country's problems.
1:00 PM Nov 27, 2014
Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.
1:55 PM Nov 23, 2014
Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.
4:00 PM Nov 23, 2014
Even though the U.S. job market is gaining strength, there are still a lot of unemployed Americans. Yet only a fraction of them are receiving financial aid from the government.
6:04 PM Nov 20, 2014
The Senate has blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.
11:07 AM Nov 7, 2014
Republicans' resounding victory gives them an opportunity to push legislation that's been bottled up in the Democratic Senate, from targeting elements of President Barack Obama's health care law to constructing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to rolling back environmental regulations.
7:28 PM Nov 5, 2014
One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try to turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock on Wednesday, yet warned of veto showdowns as well.
3:45 PM Oct 20, 2014
The text messages captured a cover-up of unimaginable abuse: Parents had struck their toddler so often that they ultimately killed her.

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