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Obama lights up national Christmas tree

Obama lights up national Christmas tree

President Barack Obama kicked off the holiday season in Washington on Thursday with the lighting of the national Christmas tree. Obama joined hundreds of people for the annual event held…

House ready to rebuke Obama on immigration

House ready to rebuke Obama on immigration

House Republicans are prepared to rebuke President Barack Obama over immigration, with a vote on legislation that declares his recent executive actions “null and void and without legal effect.” But…

Military sexual assaults up another eight percent

Military sexual assaults up another eight percent

The number of sexual assaults reported by military service members rose again this year, with an increase of 8 percent, officials told The Associated Press. Details set for release Thursday…

A white mayor deals with New York racial tensions

A white mayor deals with New York racial tensions

He is a white man with a black son, a mayor elected on a campaign centered on mending relations between the nation’s largest police force and the communities of color…

Michael Brown’s stepfather apologizes for comments

Michael Brown’s stepfather apologizes for comments

The stepfather of Michael Brown has apologized for angry comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed his stepson, but said his…

GOP wannabes attack Obama, each other on foreign policy

GOP wannabes attack Obama, each other on foreign policy

Even as they attack President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, and with politics turning to the 2016 race for president, the GOP’s most ambitious leaders have begun to clash with each…

House wants to extend tax breaks until end of year

House wants to extend tax breaks until end of year

The House is moving to extend a $45 billion package of expired tax breaks through the end of the year, which would enable millions of businesses and individuals to claim…

Obama wants to help American Indian youth

Obama wants to help American Indian youth

President Barack Obama announced an initiative Wednesday aimed at improving conditions and opportunities for American Indian youth, more than a third of whom live in poverty. Obama’s Generation Indigenous initiative…

Classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision

Classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision

When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury’s decision not to indict the white police…

Michael Brown’s father under investigation for comments

Michael Brown’s father under investigation for comments

Police are investigating Michael Brown’s stepfather for angry comments on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his stepson,…