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Detroit looking to recover, regain respect

Detroit looking to recover, regain respect

  The largest U.S. city to endure bankruptcy has exited insolvency $7 billion lighter in debt, but the effects of civic neglect linger for many in Detroit who still fall…

Compromise? We don’t need no stinkin’ compromise

Compromise? We don’t need no stinkin’ compromise

Republican leaders and President Barack Obama say the message of the midterm elections is clear: Voters want them to work together. But on what? The two parties’ voters, like their…

Nurse who defied quarantine will remain active

Nurse who defied quarantine will remain active

The Maine nurse who defied quarantine attempts after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is looking forward to stepping out her front door — “like normal people.” Kaci Hickox’s plans…

Disaster victims told to repay aid from FEMA

Disaster victims told to repay aid from FEMA

The residents of Belle Harbor Manor spent four miserable months in emergency shelters after Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters surged through their assisted-living center on New York City’s Rockaway peninsula. Now, the…

Where there’s smoke, there’s ire over tobacco ban

Where there’s smoke, there’s ire over tobacco ban

The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent’s Country Store in Westminster, but maybe not for…

So much for cooperation: Obama, GOP tangle

So much for cooperation: Obama, GOP tangle

Disagreement wasn’t supposed to be on the menu at the White House luncheon designed to bring together President Barack Obama and Republicans who will soon control the next Congress. Instead…

Will Congress approve expanded role in Iraq?

Will Congress approve expanded role in Iraq?

Congress members returning to Capitol Hill next week will face a debate over President Barack Obama’s new $5.6 billion plan to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq and send up…

More than 1,000 employees face punishment from VA

More than 1,000 employees face punishment from VA

The Veterans Affairs Department is considering disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees as it struggles to correct systemic problems that led to long wait times for veterans seeking health…

Obama taps Washington outsider as attorney general

Obama taps Washington outsider as attorney general

President Barack Obama has chosen federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, sending a Washington outsider as a high-profile confirmation test amid a power shift in the…

Fifth teenager dies from Washington state shooting

Fifth teenager dies from Washington state shooting

A fifth teenager has died as a result of a Washington state high school shooting two weeks ago that began when a student opened fire in the cafeteria. Harborview Medical…