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  • Obama caught between religious groups, gay rights activists over order

    WASHINGTON Gay rights activists cheered when President Barack Obama announced that he'd sign a long-sought executive order prohibiting companies that do government work from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But...
  • Kerry faces uphill battle to defuse Afghan election standoff

    KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive to a sceptical audience in Afghanistan this week to try to resolve a deepening crisis over a disputed presidential election which has stirred ethnic tensions in the fragile country....
  • York School Board to interview superintendent candidates

    The York County School Board will begin interviewing candidates to fill the school division's top distractive position later this month. Twenty-four people applied for the vacancy left by Eric Williams, who left June 30 to become the superintendent at...
  • VA whistle-blowers complain of 'retaliation' at troubled agency

    Veterans Affairs workers who complained to supervisors about quality of care, time-card fraud, mismanagement and excessive spending told lawmakers Tuesday that they faced a "culture of retaliation" that discouraged whistle-blowing in the long-troubled...
  • Senate confirms Julian Castro as housing secretary

    Senate confirms Julian Castro as housing secretary
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, placing the San Antonio, Texas mayor at the top of the agency in charge of housing during a sluggish recovery in the sector....
  • New border politics: Blame Obama first

    New border politics: Blame Obama first
    As thousands of unaccompanied Central American children streamed across his state's Southern border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a paranoid turn. In an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Perry repeated sentiments that he expressed earlier on Fox News...
  • Obama request for border money gets wary reception

    Obama request for border money gets wary reception
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Wednesday cast a skeptical eye on a White House request for $3.7 billion to address an influx of child migrants at the U.S. border while President Barack Obama met with top critic Texas Governor Rick...
  • Obama to visit Texas, meet with Gov. Perry amid border crisis

    President Obama is expected to visit here Wednesday for the first time since the immigration crisis has intensified along the Rio Grande Valley, meeting with Gov. Rick Perry, and local and religious leaders who are seeking speedy aid to deal with an...
  • GOP pans Obama's $3.7-billion border request, wants kids sent home

    The White House request for $3.7 billion to handle the crisis at the southern border has found little support in Congress, touching off what could be a lengthy negotiation to find a compromise. Republicans said Wednesday they would not approve the money...
  • Robert Redford to Play Dan Rather in CBS Scandal Movie 'Truth'

    Robert Redford has come on board to play Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett will portray producer Mary Mapes in political drama "Truth." James Vanderbilt, who wrote Zodiac" and both "The Amazing Spider-Man" scripts, will make his directorial debut along...
  • Factbox: Obama administration struggles with child migrant crisis

    WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Obama administration is grappling with a surge in child migrants at the southwestern U.S. border, some accompanied by parents and some traveling alone. Seeking to escape poverty and drug and gang violence in...