4:05 PM Jan 20, 2015
President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a "Year of Action," and he can claim credit for accomplishing several of the goals he laid out. The smaller ones.
2:02 PM Jan 18, 2015
Before cable television, Netflix, YouTube and other attention-grabbers on the Internet, American presidents had little competition for viewers when they delivered their annual State of the Union address. But, oh, how the big night has changed.
1:00 PM Jan 13, 2015
Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, announced Jan. 12 that he has nominated 17 high school students to U.S. Service Academies for the 2015-16 academic year.
6:03 PM Jan 13, 2015
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday that testing U.S. schoolchildren annually in math and reading is critical for measuring their educational progress, setting the stage for what is likely to be a contentious Capitol Hill debate on the federal role in education.
3:48 PM Jan 12, 2015
For years, the government has told Americans to eat their vegetables. A rewrite of the government's dietary guidelines could include some new advice, too, on sugar, salt, meat and caffeine.
5:55 PM Jan 7, 2015
Earth has a few more near-twin planets outside our solar system, tantalizing possibilities in the search for extraterrestrial life.
12:57 PM Jan 7, 2015
The new 114th Congress counts more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate.
6:30 PM Jan 6, 2015
The new Congress convened today with Republicans in control of the House and Senate as a formidable counterpoint to President Barack Obama in his final two years in office.
1:56 PM Jan 4, 2015
For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but for the environment as well.
5:59 AM Jan 2, 2015
New episodes in the nation's long-running political drama over health care are coming via your news feed in 2015.

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