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  • Smithsonian's black history museum on track for 2016 opening

    With a bronze metal and glass structure taking shape on the National Mall, the Smithsonian Institution said Thursday that its new National Museum of African American History and Culture is on track to open in 2016. Over the past two weeks, workers have...
  • Attorney General Lynch meets Gray family in Baltimore

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledged Tuesday to improve the city's police department after meeting with the family of a man who was fatally injured in police custody. "We're here to hold your hands and provide support," Lynch said in a meeting with...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact: What's in it for the U.S.?

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact: What's in it for the U.S.?
    Here's a look at some common questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership? The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a free-trade pact being negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim countries. The TPP is an ambitious...
  • NSA exceeded authority in collection of phone records, court rules

    NSA exceeded authority in collection of phone records, court rules
    The National Security Agency does not have legal authority to secretly collect and store data on all U.S. telephone calls, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, calling the highly classified surveillance program “an unprecedented contraction of...
  • Robert B. Reich: Trans-Pacific trickle-down economics

    Have we learned nothing from more than 30 years of failed trickle-down economics? By now we should know that when big corporations, Wall Street and the wealthy get special goodies, the rest of us get shafted. The Reagan and George W. Bush tax cuts of...
  • Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

    Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'
    Senate Republicans celebrated on Tuesday after passing the first joint budget resolution in more than five years, but that success is just the start of the much more difficult task of funding the government. Republicans said the next step will be for...
  • Dan Donovan wins special election to succeed Michael Grimm in New York

    WASHINGTON Republican Dan Donovan easily won a special election in New York's 11th District on Tuesday night, solidifying his role as the successor to disgraced ex-Rep. Michael G. Grimm. The Staten Island district attorney defeated his Democratic...
  • Clinton vows to do more than Obama to protect immigrants

    WASHINGTON Eager to lock up the Latino vote against possibly strong Republican challengers, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that she would do more than President Barack Obama to halt the deportation of immigrants who are in the United States...
  • Presidential candidates court Hispanic voters

    Presidential candidates court Hispanic voters
    Hispanic voters already are playing a major role in the 2016 presidential race, a sign of their growing importance in Florida and other key states. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, is bracing for a fierce competition for Hispanic votes,...
  • Does Congress know we're at war?

    Does Congress know we're at war?
    When President Obama announced nine months ago that the United States was going to war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Congress reached an unusual near-consensus on two big points: Entering the fight was a good idea, but it was also important...
  • Report: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits

    Report: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits
    The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year — more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday. A new report by the agency's inspector general says...