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  • Missouri Senate hopeful must overcome 'secretary of state curse' to win

    WASHINGTON Like any challenger looking to unseat a U.S. senator, Jason Kander faces long odds. But the 33-year-old Afghanistan War veteran, who serves as Missouri's secretary of state, also must buck a historic losing trend to defeat Republican Sen. Roy...
  • Tax day advice: Beware calls from phony IRS agents

    WASHINGTON If an official from the Internal Revenue Service calls and demands immediate payment for thousands of dollars in back taxes, Al Cadenhead has some unexpected advice: Hang up. Cadenhead, a 67-year-old senior pastor from Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • Congress group tours Yucca Mountain nuke dump site in Nevada

    Six members of Congress toured a dusty tunnel and stood atop Yucca Mountain on Thursday during a trip led by a colleague who said the non-descript rocky ridge in the wind-swept desert outside Las Vegas would be a good place to entomb highly radioactive...
  • Help For Underwater Homeowners In 2015

    Although most real estate markets have rebounded from their recession lows, this harsh fact remains: About 7 million homeowners continue to be stuck in the tar pit of serious negative equity, with mortgage debt at least 25 percent higher than the value of...
  • Sports leagues tackling domestic violence, officials tell Senate panel

    Sports leagues tackling domestic violence, officials tell Senate panel
    A tearful NFL official pledged to lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday that the league was taking seriously the recent domestic violence cases that have tarnished its image and led to questions about whether it has created a culture that tolerates such...
  • VA chief: 'Tens of thousands' more medical staff needed

    The Department of Veterans Affairs needs "tens of thousands" more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA secretary, Robert "Bob" McDonald, told lawmakers Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs...
  • Campus Sex Assault Reform Legislation Offered by Blumenthal, Others

    A bipartisan group of eight senators introduced legislation Wednesday that U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, one of the bill's Democratic proponents, likened to a bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. "The broad principles of...
  • Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling
    Suddenly, the curtain of privacy dropped away, and there was billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the planet's most reclusive business magnates, taking a decidedly public stand on an issue he calls close to his heart: Internet gaming. He calls it...
  • Federal bills would crack down on college sexual assault

    Federal bills would crack down on college sexual assault
    Congressional legislators in California and several other states took aim at campus sexual assault Wednesday, introducing two bills that would require universities and colleges to provide more support and training to combat the problem. Campuses that...
  • U.S. senator accuses GM of 'culture of cover-up' in recalls

    U.S. senator accuses GM of 'culture of cover-up' in recalls
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors came under withering attack for its decade-long failure to notify the public about defective parts linked to fatal crashes, as a U.S. Senate hearing opened on Wednesday with accusations that the company fostered "a...
  • Nevada lawmaker stirs outrage saying he would vote for slavery

    Nevada lawmaker stirs outrage saying he would vote for slavery
    One of the fundamental questions of our representative democracy is the role our proxies — that is, those we elect as our voices in Washington, to serve our interests in state capitals and speak for us at City Halls and on county boards —...