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  • President Obama, Prince William meet for friendly chat in Oval Office

    President Obama met with Prince William on Monday as the future British monarch, in Washington to promote his campaign against wildlife trafficking, dropped by the White House for some chitchat. The two spoke quietly to each other as their meeting began...
  • Justice Department tightens rules on using racial profiling

    WASHINGTON Amid heightened national attention to police behavior, Attorney General Eric Holder unveiled new federal guidelines Monday restricting the use of profiling by federal law enforcement officers. The long-awaited rules carve out some exceptions...
  • 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...
  • Boca resident to receive highest civilian honor Congress bestows

    Boca resident to receive highest civilian honor Congress bestows
    A city resident will be among the 40 founding members of the Civil Air Patrol who will receive the Congressional Gold Medal this week — the highest honor Congress bestows on civilians. After Wednesday's ceremony in Washington, D.C., the name of...
  • Enlist Turkey in plan to remove Assad and defeat Islamic State: New Voices

    In November, we witnessed four significant events in Syria. First, U.S.-backed Syrian rebels were routed by al-Qaida-affiliated groups from a stronghold in northeastern Syria. Next, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State joined forces to gain...
  • Special Report: At U.S. court of last resort, handful of lawyers dominate docket

    The marble façade of the U.S. Supreme Court building proclaims a high ideal: "Equal Justice Under Law." But inside, an elite cadre of lawyers has emerged as first among equals, giving their clients a disproportionate chance to influence the law of the...
  • Stephen Colbert's victory lap will include chat with President Obama

    Stephen Colbert's victory lap will include chat with President Obama
    Stephen Colbert is on the downhill slide for his time with "The Colbert Report." There are just eight more shows to go until his Dec. 18 sign-off, and even the Grim Reaper made an appearance Thursday night to remind him that his conservative persona was...
  • 'Reefer Madness' comes to Lehigh University

    'Reefer Madness' comes to Lehigh University
    A counterculture musical based on a 1936 anti-pot propaganda film might seem like an unusual choice for a student-run production at a university. But Lehigh University student Emma Gifford says the outrageous tongue-in-cheek "Reefer Madness" is an ideal...
  • New Jersey panel finds no evidence governor involved in lane closures

    New Jersey panel finds no evidence governor involved in lane closures
    A New Jersey panel investigating lane closures to the George Washington Bridge last year, which sparked a political firestorm, said in an interim report it had found no evidence that Gov. Chris Christie was involved, local media reported. Christie, a...
  • House pushes through defense bill, budget deal awaits

    House pushes through defense bill, budget deal awaits
    The House on Thursday authorized $585 billion in defense spending that contains mixed news on pay and benefits for service members and funds key projects for Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries. The compromise bill now heads to the Senate,...
  • War contractors ready for Middle East battle

    President Barack Obama has stressed that the U.S.-led coalition fight against the Islamic State can be won without "boots on the ground." But it depends on who's wearing the boots. Thousands of private security contractors, who played critical, below-...