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Black Senator cites Capitol police harassment

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate, candidly described being stopped by police, even Capitol Hill cops, because of...

NRA buys GOP votes to stop gun control

Among the Senate's most vulnerable Republicans, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey stood firmly with the powerful National Rifle Association on the latest ill-fated attempts at...

Gun control changes? Not likely

Democrats get their long-sought votes on gun control a week after the massacre in Orlando, Florida, but election-year politics and the powerful National Rifle...

Filibuster on gun control in the Senate

A Democratic senator who mourned the loss of 20 children in his home state of Connecticut waged a roughly 15-hour filibuster into the early...

Easing rules on what students eat

A bipartisan Senate agreement would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools more flexibility in what...

Ethanol plan: More political impact than anything else

The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have...

Feds now certifying and labeling GMO free

The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. USDA's move comes as some...

Looking for ways put food stamp recipients to work

Ten states will test new ways to get food stamp recipients back to work, using Agriculture Department grants aimed at helping some of the...

Eggs, coffee OK for healthy diet

An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda....

More government advice on how to eat

You've heard it before: Eat fewer calories, more fruits and more vegetables. Those recurring themes as well as some new advice about sugar, salt,...