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  • UNC board votes to kill poverty center, protesters led away

    North Carolina public university leaders decided Friday to kill an anti-poverty center headed by a sharp critic of Republican lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory, taking their vote after protesters disrupted their meeting and were led out by campus police,...
  • Fresno Mayor Swearengin passes on race for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat

    Fresno Mayor Swearengin passes on race for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat
    Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who received the most support among potential Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in a new poll, has decided not to run in the 2016 contest, said advisor Tim Clark. “She’s going to sit this out,” Clark...
  • The health care case: Fear and loathing at the Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON Claudette Newsome of Houston knows the peril and pain of life without health insurance. When her husband, Michael, was diagnosed with a deadly sarcoma in 2007, his lost income and lack of quality health insurance forced the family into...
  • House Republican leaders scrap education vote

    In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives. The bill would keep the...
  • Some in GOP say Homeland Security funding lapse no big deal

    Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about. Numerous House Republicans say it's preferable to let the Homeland Security Department go unfunded for a few...
  • You won't have Villaraigosa to kick around anymore

    You won't have Villaraigosa to kick around anymore
    Before Antonio Villaraigosa announced this week that he would not run for California's open U.S. Senate seat in 2016, some were framing a contest between the ex-Los Angeles mayor and state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris, previously San Francisco's district...
  • Congress goes to brink on Homeland Security shutdown debate

    WASHINGTON A partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security loomed ever closer Friday evening as the House of Representatives failed to pass a short-term bill to finance the agency by midnight. It was an embarrassing defeat for House Speaker...
  • Spoilers: 'House of Cards' Season 3 takes daring, hard-eyed look at presidency

    Spoilers: 'House of Cards' Season 3 takes daring, hard-eyed look at presidency
    If you have not seen all 13 episodes of Season 3 of “House of Cards,” stop reading now. This piece is full of spoilers. Really, go away and come back after you’ve seen the full season at Netflix. One pot of home-brewed Starbucks...
  • Diane Moyer: Legislation to require full background checks of all school workers needed

    Diane Moyer: Legislation to require full background checks of all school workers needed
    Few people pray that their job will become obsolete. I do. As legal director for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, which partners with the Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley and the 49 other rape crisis centers in Pennsylvania, I see many...
  • Cyberattacks pose growing threat to U.S., intelligence chief says

    Cyberattacks pose growing threat to U.S., intelligence chief says
    Despite the danger posed by Islamic State and other extremist groups, the nation's top intelligence official warned Thursday that sophisticated cyberattacks like the recent hack of Sony Pictures posed a greater threat to the United States. The threat...
  • Scott Walker, GOP presidential hopeful, is poised to sign Wisconsin's right-to-work law

    Scott Walker, GOP presidential hopeful, is poised to sign Wisconsin's right-to-work law
    Sometime in the next few weeks, Wisconsin will likely become the 25th state to get a right-to-work law, opposed by organized labor because it eliminates the requirement that workers must pay union fees. For Gov. Scott Walker, who ignited a spate of...