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  • 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...
  • In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact

    In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact
    Bad timing turned Karen Slone's medical problem into a crisis. Slone, 53, a former administrative assistant with diabetes, followed doctors' advice for years, getting regular checkups. Then, last year, she lost her job and her insurance, and stopped...
  • High-tech effort calls up smartphones for Ebola battle

    High-tech effort calls up smartphones for Ebola battle
    The tutued young woman, the court interpreter and the middle-aged dad wearing a jester's cap in Seattle Seahawks colors traipsed down to the Living Computer Museum here Saturday morning with a single goal in mind. They wanted to help stamp out Ebola....
  • Going solo on immigration: Obama weighs reform options

    Shortly before President Obama left for Asia last weekend, aides gave him an ambitious list of potential actions he can order to change enforcement of immigration laws without congressional approval. Senior aides will give Obama their final...
  • With executive action, Obama risks losing Chief Justice John Roberts

    President Obama always knew his plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation would enrage Republicans on Capitol Hill who oppose most of what he does. But by claiming the power to forge ahead based on his executive authority, the president may...
  • Long history of racial tension set the stage for Ferguson protests

    Long history of racial tension set the stage for Ferguson protests
    As Dorothy Kaiser rides down the main streets of Ferguson, the town unfolds before her like a diary. This neighborhood is newer; that one is older; she raised her children in this house, and grew up in that one herself. As far as anyone can tell, she...
  • Mother of supposed John Wayne Gacy victim still seeks answers

    Sherry Marino was looking forward to her regular Sunday evening trip to the movies with her son, Michael, as he prepared to hang out with friends for the afternoon. Don't forget about our outing tonight, she told him. "OK, Mom," he said. "I'll see you...
  • Experimental Ebola vaccine draws eager test volunteers

    Two years ago, Khandra Sears contracted malaria for the good of science. Two weeks ago, the 33-year-old postdoctoral fellow became a test subject in research to stop another scourge: Ebola. She was injected with 100 billion particles of a chimpanzee...