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  • The Latest: 'Jersey Boys' serenade guests at state dinner

    10:40 p.m. (EDT) Dinner's over, and the "Jersey Boys" are serenading guests at Tuesday's state dinner for Japan's prime minister at the White House. The cast of the film adaptation of the jukebox musical — a big hit in Japan — is...
  • Latest on police-custody death: Court waits could increase

    12:40 a.m. Wednesday For the people arrested in Baltimore under the state of emergency, there could be a longer wait than usual to see a District Court official. Normally, state law requires that people arrested without warrants appear before a court...
  • Police clash with Baltimore protesters for a second night

    A line of police behind riot shields hurled tear gas canisters and fired pepper balls at as many as 200 protesters Tuesday night to enforce a citywide curfew, imposed after the worst outbreak of rioting in Baltimore since 1968. Demonstrators threw...
  • Obama calls Baltimore rioters thugs, says entire country has work to do

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama called on the nation Tuesday to engage in "soul searching" following riots in Baltimore sparked by what he said was the latest troubling encounter between police and African-American men. Obama decried as "criminals...
  • Senate votes against making Iran nuclear deal a treaty

    The GOP-controlled Senate on Tuesday turned back an attempt to elevate any nuclear deal with Iran into a treaty, a vote that gave momentum to Republicans and Democrats trying to pass a bill giving Congress a chance to review and possibly reject any...
  • In Ferguson, Obama missed his chance to transcend race

     In Ferguson, Obama missed his chance to transcend race
    Pundits habitually wonder what happened to the post-racial America they believed Barack Obama's election would herald. The president, however, has never indicated his willingness to lead the country out of the race-consciousness wilderness. Many thought...
  • Obama criticizes black deaths by police, but also rioters

    Urging Americans to "do some soul-searching," President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding with senseless violence and a society that will only "feign concern" without...
  • Obama, Abe declare progress, but no breakthrough, on trade

    President Barack Obama acknowledged Tuesday the challenge he faces winning congressional support for a major Asia-Pacific trade deal that has become a cornerstone of his second term agenda. "It's never fun passing a trade bill in this town," the president...
  • State dinner fare: haiku, R&B _ and chopsticks for the brave

    President Barack Obama's state dinner for the prime minister of Japan offered guests a haiku, some R&B and the specter of chopsticks — for those brave enough to go there. The president welcomed guest of honor Shinzo Abe with a toast over sake...
  • White House slams GOP defense budget

    The White House is vigorously pushing back against provisions in a proposed $604 billion Republican defense budget plan that contradict President Barack Obama's national security priorities on issues ranging from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay...
  • Seahawk Wilson, Intel's Krzanich among guests at Abe state dinner

    WASHINGTON Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, "Star Trek" actor George Takei and Intel Corp. Chief Executive Brian Krzanich were among guests from business, entertainment, sports and government invited to join Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...