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  • Obama takes immigration reform campaign to Nashville

    President Obama flew to a red state with a growing immigrant population Tuesday to sell his controversial actions delaying deportation for millions of people living illegally in the U.S. as a "net plus" for local economies and communities. In a small,...
  • Congress negotiators agree on spending bill to avoid shutdown

    Pushing a tight deadline to prevent a federal shutdown, negotiators in Congress reached agreement late Tuesday on a $1-trillion bill to fund the government — but not before stuffing it with extras that drew deep opposition from both parties....
  • Senate report says CIA torture methods yielded no useful intelligence

    The CIA's brutal interrogations of terrorism suspects from 2002 to 2008 led to false confessions and fabricated information, produced no useful intelligence about imminent terrorist attacks and were so badly run that the CIA lost track of captives,...
  • Medal of Honor campaign continues for black sergeant who saved troops

    Medal of Honor campaign continues for black sergeant who saved troops
    If he had known in 2005 what he knows today, Brig. Gen. Gary Brito would have nominated Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe for the Medal of Honor. Brito knew in 2005 that Cashe, his uniform soaked with fuel, had plunged into a burning vehicle in Iraq on Oct....
  • Dianne Feinstein leaving intelligence job amid clash on tactics report

    Dianne Feinstein leaving intelligence job amid clash on tactics report
    As head of the Senate Intelligence Committee since 2009, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has spent hundreds of hours in secret briefings and seen thousands of pictures from battlefields in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. She keeps two images with her. One shows a little...
  • Amazon workers lose fair-pay case over hours spent in security screenings

    Workers need not be paid for the time they are required to spend in line for security screenings, the Supreme Court ruled in a victory for Amazon.com Inc. and other retailers. In a unanimous decision, the justices rejected a fair-pay lawsuit brought...
  • Justice Department broadens ban on racial profiling

    Justice Department broadens ban on racial profiling
    The Justice Department on Monday issued new guidelines to federal law enforcement officers that will regulate their use of racial profiling in investigations, an update to a policy first put in place in 2003 by then-Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft. The...
  • Congress negotiates as deadline nears for government spending bill

    Congress is pushing Thursday's deadline to fund the government to the brink as lawmakers engage in last-minute horse-trading that may require a 48-hour stopgap measure to keep federal offices from temporarily shutting down. The $1.1-trillion funding...
  • Obama's measured approach to race is a letdown for some backers

    Obama's measured approach to race is a letdown for some backers
    Faced with the most racially charged period of his presidency, President Obama is grappling with the persistent tensions of his relationship with African American leaders and activists — some of his most loyal supporters, but also the most ardent...
  • No proof Christie knew of bridge scandal, New Jersey panel says

    State lawmakers in New Jersey investigating last year's scheme to snarl traffic leading to the George Washington Bridge say they've yet to turn up evidence that Gov. Chris Christie knew anything about it. After 11 months of work, the investigative...
  • Scrappy Christmas tree prompts a change of heart in Reading, Pa.

    Scrappy Christmas tree prompts a change of heart in Reading, Pa.
    This is a tale of two trees. One is draped in holiday lights and topped with a star, and it is most people's vision of what a city's Christmas tree should be. That one sits a few blocks from the center of town. The other is — well, here are a...