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For the 37th time, GOP lawmakers in the House have cast a symbolic vote to defund the Affordable Care Act.
Forecasters are predicting better rainfall for the East and Midwest, but in parts of the West, drought conditions will persist.
Lt. Col. Darin Haas was arrested in a domestic dispute and has been relieved of his post. The report comes on the heels of recent allegations of sexual assault in the military.
The group of eight Republicans and Democrats says that it has overcome obstacles and agreed on a tentative plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system.
Known or suspected terrorism suspects who cooperated with federal authorities in at least six major investigations have wound up in the witness protection program.
The actor accepted Russian citizenship in January after he denounced a proposed new tax on the rich in his native France. The Chechen connection is likely to rile human rights groups that have accused the president of the Russian republic of gross human rights violations. Depardieu will appear opposite Elizabeth Hurley in the first of the films.
Republicans slammed Obamacare with a barrage of three-word tweets. But the White House trolled them in response.
Authorities in Idaho announce the arrest of a 30-year-old man on charges of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and a foreign terrorist organization.
A Houston-area high school senior bags a 14-foot beast that could be 50 years old, setting a new record for the largest alligator ever caught in Texas.
As Congress gets to work on the farm bill, two common-sense, bipartisan reform measures seem to have gotten run over somewhere along the way. The first would set minimum standards for housing egg-laying chickens. The second sought to change how the U.S. provides food aid to people in foreign nations.
The Justice Department is investigating the IRS's flagging of grass-roots conservative groups that sought nonprofit status. But some lawmakers want the debate extended to look at the well-financed activities of existing 501(c)(4) groups that spent millions in the 2012 elections.
Unlike cardiology and most other fields of medicine, psychiatry still hasn't developed discrete, biological tests for diagnosing illnesses of the mind. That's because the brain "hasn't yielded its secrets yet," one psychiatrist says.
Brazil's economic growth has brought about more illegal immigration and drug trafficking, so the country is hoping to make its borders more secure. But the experience in the U.S. shows that it can be a difficult undertaking.
An internal report says officials at the Department of Justice didn't communicate with the agency that keeps the "no fly" list.
Culatello. Capocollo. Sopressata. It will soon be legal to import a whole new world of Italian cured pork products, thanks to the USDA's decision to end a decades-long ban. Every Italian region and province, and even many towns have their own distinctive salumi.
For decades, a turkey-processing company housed intellectually disabled men in squalid conditions, subjecting them to physical and emotional abuse while paying them $2 per day. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently won a huge judgment against the company.