42 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday has further strained an already tense relationship with President…

Mayor apologizes for wording in Tamir Rice case

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Cleveland's mayor apologized Monday for the city's "poor use of words and our insensitivity" in the Tamir Rice case.

Boehner peering over DHS funding cliff's edge

John Boehner is facing his toughest week yet as speaker of the House of Representatives -- and that's saying a lot after a tumultuous four years of repeated…

First spacecraft to arrive at dwarf planet

NASA's tractor-trailer sized Dawn spacecraft will snuggle up to Ceres on Friday, getting close enough to be pulled into orbit and to complete the first…

Opinion: Bush must speak truth to GOP voters

When Jeb Bush spoke last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, the likely GOP presidential hopeful did better than…

Perry: On LAPD shooting, take a broader view

Over the weekend, Los Angeles Police Department officers shot a man known as "Africa." The killing was caught on video by bystanders as well as by currently…

Putin critic killed: Witness' mom speaks out

Boris Nemtsov march

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The Ukrainian girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov faces constant psychological pressure from Moscow authorities and fears she will be…

More scrutiny of Schock travel expenses

Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock, who is facing more questions this week over his use of taxpayer money to pay for flights on private jets and…

Man has seizure while skydiving

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For the uninitiated, skydiving can be scary enough: leaping out of a plane, free-falling at 120 miles per hour, keeping your presence of mind as you pull the…

#TheDress: 73 million page views

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Last week the Internet was mesmerized by the color scheme of #TheDress. On Monday, Tumblr reported just how enthralled the Internet was.

Obama, Netanyahu face off ahead of speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wife Sarah

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck a conciliatory tone Monday, reaffirming the U.S.-Israeli relationship remains strong and, despite controversy…

529 plans may soon cover more college expenses

The rules governing 529 college savings plans may soon become more flexible.

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would expand the…

Gratuity guide: Rules for tipping in the U.S.

First there's the valet.

Awaiting your arrival with a welcoming smile, a claim ticket and a tacit understanding that you'll know how to properly reciprocate (…

White House lawn temporarily locked down

White House

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Three men were arrested and charged with unlawful entry between Sunday and Monday after crossing onto unauthorized grounds near the White House.

The Secret…

Can the Obama-Netanyahu relationship be saved?

The disconnect between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about a lot more than bad personal chemistry.

Their…

Scott Walker plots South Carolina blitz

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is planning an all-out blitz of South Carolina later this month as he sets the table for his likely presidential campaign,…

Air Traffic Control vulnerable to hacking

Air traffic control

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Problems with the Federal Aviation Administration's cybersecurity is "threatening the agency's ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the…

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--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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