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  • The push for unpaid, job-protected bereavement leave after losing a child

    The push for unpaid, job-protected bereavement leave after losing a child
    After his wife miscarried four months into her pregnancy and a second child was stillborn at 22 weeks — both in a span of only 18 months — Kelly Farley said he went into a "major depressive tailspin." He sought three months off from his...
  • Top Republican doubts Senate will confirm ambassador to Cuba

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve an American ambassador to Cuba, dishing out a quick rebuff to President Barack Obama and his drive to normalize relations with the U.S. neighbor and longtime Cold...
  • Emails show top officials aware of Clinton's private address

    Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence...
  • Export-Import Bank's expiration a victory for billionaire Koch brothers

    Export-Import Bank's expiration a victory for billionaire Koch brothers
    The Export-Import Bank, created by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to help foreign customers buy U.S. goods, has been reauthorized 16 times, usually with little fuss and often with strong Republican support. But Congress let the bank's charter...
  • Democrats pursue a no-veto strategy on spending bills

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has issued just four vetoes so far in his presidency, and it appears he won't be taking out the veto pen for a host of contentious fiscal 2016 spending bills, either despite threats he's already lodged on seven of them....
  • Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies

    After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other's capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes. For...
  • The Latest: Cuba embassy plan riles Republican hopefuls

    The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local): ___ 4:20 p.m. Republican presidential contenders are speaking out...
  • In Wisconsin, Sanders appeals to like-minded liberals

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders touted his progressive credentials before his largest crowd to date Wednesday night as he pushed his campaign into Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker's backyard. Sanders packed the Veterans Memorial...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Episcopalians approve gay marriage, allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a...
  • President Obama: U.S. embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties

    President Obama: U.S. embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties
    After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other's capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes. For...
  • With embassies to reopen, Obama urges Congress to 'move forward' on Cuba

    With embassies to reopen, Obama urges Congress to 'move forward' on Cuba
    In a milestone accord, President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed Wednesday to swiftly reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, finally ending the half-century diplomatic freeze between the two Cold...