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  • Crow Nation joins states fighting EPA carbon emission reduction rules

    The leader of the Crow Nation in Montana joined 17 state attorneys general Friday in challenging the Obama administration's effort to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30%, saying it would cripple the tribe's already fragile economy. Crow...
  • Republican Dan Sullivan wins Alaska Senate race, ousting Mark Begich

    One week after the midterm election, former Alaska Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan won the state's costly, hard-fought U.S. Senate contest, giving Republicans an eight-seat gain nationally with one race still to be decided. Sullivan was about 8,000 votes...
  • Student borrowing is down as tuition rises more slowly, study finds

    Student borrowing is down as tuition rises more slowly, study finds
    Challenging the widely held fears that student debt continues to grow monstrously, new data show some financial good news for college students, particularly for those in California. A College Board study released Thursday says that average student...
  • The Benghazi, Libya, attack: What investigations have found

    The recently released House Intelligence Committee report on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack against an American diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, was the seventh such inquiry since 2012. An eighth, led by a House select committee, began work this year....
  • Obama, Mitch McConnell start anew to warm up their relationship

    President Obama and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell staged their first White House one-on-one since the midterm election shifted control of the Senate to Republicans, opening a new chapter Wednesday in what has been a cool and distant...
  • More U.S. hospitals equipped for Ebola patients

    More U.S. hospitals equipped for Ebola patients
    When American Dr. Kent Brantly contracted Ebola in Liberia this summer, he was rushed overnight via air ambulance to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta — one of four facilities in the United States equipped to care for those with the highly...
  • NASA set to launch Orion spacecraft, paving way for human Mars visit

    NASA is preparing for the maiden launch this week of its new Orion spacecraft, which could help jump-start America's return to human exploration of space, including a journey to Mars. This unmanned mission is relatively simple, less than five hours long...
  • White House's college ratings system controversial even before completion

    White House's college ratings system controversial even before completion
    The Obama administration is developing a national rating system for colleges and universities to provide more transparency and give students and taxpayers a better sense of where to spend their education funds. But even before it is released, it has...
  • Rule No. 1: Don't bad-mouth Sasha and Malia Obama

    There's little Republicans and Democrats agree on in Washington these days, but the informal ban on publicly ripping on the president's children appears to be one of the few remaining spots of common ground — or so a young GOP aide learned Monday....
  • New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal

    New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal
    Two decades after the U.S. began to scale back its nuclear forces in the aftermath of the Cold War, a number of military strategists, scientists and congressional leaders are calling for a new generation of hydrogen bombs. Warheads in the nation's...
  • Pet cemetery lets best friends stay together after death

    Pet cemetery lets best friends stay together after death
    Rhona Levy gazed into the small oak casket and stroked the soft hair lying on the white satin pillow. "I will always be with you," she said, leaning down to kiss the tiny forehead. Then Levy removed a pendant from her neck and clasped it around the...