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Wow: A 1.7 percent COLA raise for Social Security

Wow: A 1.7 percent COLA raise for Social Security

Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase…

Polls favor Republicans to run Congress

Polls favor Republicans to run Congress

Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican…

More training, more airport checks on Ebola

More training, more airport checks on Ebola

The federal government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airports while states from…

Secret Service assigned to cover domestic abuse?

Secret Service assigned to cover domestic abuse?

A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their…

Did three Denver girls want to join Islamic militants?

Did three Denver girls want to join Islamic militants?

Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying…

God, underwear and Mormons

God, underwear and Mormons

The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its…

Obama’s bittersweet visit home

Obama’s bittersweet visit home

A lesson from President Barack Obama’s brief trip home, straight out of Shakespeare: What’s past…

Politics

Democrats love to see minimum wage on ballots

Democrats love to see minimum wage on ballots

As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to…

A Georgia political ruckus over voter registration

A Georgia political ruckus over voter registration

Amid a scramble for political supremacy in rapidly changing Georgia, Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over the handling of as many 50,000 voter registration forms as the…