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  • Obama to drug-resistant superbugs: We are coming after you

    Obama to drug-resistant superbugs: We are coming after you
    The Obama administration is taking fresh aim at antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a growing cadre of microscopic foes that threatens to undermine public health and economic security throughout the world. The White House on Friday unveiled a five-year plan...
  • What Harry Reid's departure means to 2016 battle for Senate control

    Harry Reid on Friday became the third Senate Democrat to announce plans to retire in 2016. But notably for his party's chances of regaining the majority, his retirement is the first that clearly opens the door for a Republican pickup. Republicans...
  • US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank

    U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power. South Korea, one of America's...
  • 27 fun facts about Stevie Wonder

    A marketing-savvy producer dubbed the 11-year-old musician Little Stevie Wonder. What a prophetic decision, because Stevie turned out to be one of the most revered musicmakers of our time, with catchy, creative songs about relationships and social issues....
  • Durbin praises Reid's leadership; no comment on successor

    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is praising Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid as "one of the ablest leaders of the Senate Democratic caucus in modern history." But Durbin's statement Friday says nothing about whether he'll try for the leadership job Reid is...
  • Afghan gratitude and American folly

    Afghan gratitude and American folly
    If you're looking for gratitude from the Afghans, President Ashraf Ghani is your man. When he appeared before Congress on Wednesday, he expressed thanks to American troops, their families, Congress, President Barack Obama and "ordinary Americans whose...
  • McAuliffe wins Publius award

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has became one of the first governors to win a Publius Award this week, his office said in a news release. The award, named after the Federalist Papers pseudonym used by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison, celebrates...
  • Retiring Reid wins praise from surprise caller _ Obama

    There was a surprise caller waiting to talk on live radio to Harry Reid, shortly after the Senate minority leader announced he would not run for re-election next year. The voice said, "This is Barack." And Reid, the Nevada Democrat who has seldom...
  • GOP still unable to govern

    Now that the Grand Old Party has control of the Senate and House, I really thought it would prove to voters that it was capable of governing. Here was a long-sought chance to present a legitimate alternative to the Affordable Health Care Act, one that...
  • German airline crash: 'You can hear he is trying to smash the door down'

    German airline crash: 'You can hear he is trying to smash the door down'
    The mystery surrounding this week's crash of a German airliner into the French Alps deepened Wednesday with a report suggesting the pilot may have been locked out of the cockpit before the crash. UPDATE: French prosecutor says Germanwings copilot...
  • US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadline

    Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from a deadline to secure the outline of a deal. With the clock...