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  • Senate careers branch differently for Clinton, Obama

    The Senate long has been considered a poor springboard to the White House. But it provided a crucial step in the political rise of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, giving them a priceless chance to burnish their records and shore up weaknesses...
  • Barack Obama's inauguration: 'We must pick ourselves up'

    WASHINGTON — Barack Hussein Obama took his place as the 44th president of the United States under a bright winter sky on Tuesday, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater...
  • 'Body of War'

    ON Sept. 13, 2001, after watching footage of President Bush brandishing his bullhorn atop the rubble of the World Trade Center, Tomas Young, a 22-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., enlisted in the Army. He thought he'd be sent to Afghanistan to smoke the...
  • Crews Begin Removing Bodies From West Virginia Coal Mine

    Crews Begin Removing Bodies From West Virginia Coal Mine
    Crews on Saturday began the bleak task of carrying bodies out of a coal mine shattered by an explosion that left 29 men dead, only hours after families' hopes were crushed when they found out none of the workers survived. It had been an excruciating week...
  • U.S. Senate Confirms Sonia Sotomayer for U.S. Supreme Court Judge

    U.S. Senate Confirms Sonia Sotomayer for U.S. Supreme Court Judge
    The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first high court nominee. She becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve....
  • Ailing Senator Edward Kennedy Requests a Quick Replacement Process

    Ailing Senator Edward Kennedy Requests a Quick Replacement Process
    A cancer-stricken Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has asked Massachusetts leaders to change state law to allow a speedy replacement if it becomes necessary for him to surrender his seat, fearing a months-long vacancy would deny Democrats a crucial vote on...
  • Sen. Edward Kennedy Dies At 77

    Sen. Edward Kennedy Dies At 77
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77. In nearly...