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  • US stock indexes drift mostly lower as oil prices sink

    U.S. stocks drifted to a slightly lower finish on Thursday, weighed down by falling energy stocks as the slump in oil prices deepened. Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average, which eased back from its...
  • Susan Rice, Samantha Power to address AIPAC meeting

    In a move that may ease — or exacerbate — spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America's leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama's national...
  • 'American Sniper' defendent needed help

    To the editor: It is tragic that "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield were killed by a fellow veteran while trying to help him. But the biggest tragedy is what the U.S. government has done to convicted killer Eddie Ray Routh. ("...
  • Orders for US durable goods up 2.8 percent in January

    Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in January, rising by the largest amount in six months, although much of the strength came from a big jump in airplane orders. A key category that signals business investment plans did...
  • Loretta Lynch wins Senate panel vote to be attorney general

    Loretta Lynch wins Senate panel vote to be attorney general
    The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the 83rd U.S. attorney general and the first African American woman to hold the post The vote was 12 to 8, with 3 Republicans voting in favor of Lynch, who is...
  • Malloy to Congressional Republicans: Stop "Playing Politics" With DHS Funding

    Malloy to Congressional Republicans: Stop "Playing Politics" With DHS Funding
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday urged Congressional Republicans to "stop playing politics" with homeland security funding. "We can all agree funding the Department of Homeland Security should happen,'' the Democratic governor said during a press...
  • News guide: What to know about legal marijuana in US capital

    Pot is legal in the District of Columbia. Here's what sets the city apart from states that have legalized: HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? Nearly two-thirds of District voters approved a November ballot initiative legalizing pot for recreational purposes. Congress...
  • Lynch gets panel's nod for attorney general; full Senate vote next

    WASHINGTON A divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday moved federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch a key stop closer to the attorney general's office, in a vote that could foreshadow a narrow confirmation to come. Aided by Sen. Lindsey Graham of South...
  • FCC approves tough net neutrality rules amid sharp partisan debate

    FCC approves tough net neutrality rules amid sharp partisan debate
    In a landmark decision for the future of the Internet, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved tough net neutrality regulations to oversee online traffic. The new rules prohibit Internet service providers from discriminating against...
  • In their opposition to legal pot in D.C., House Republicans blow more smoke

    In their opposition to legal pot in D.C., House Republicans blow more smoke
    Amid all the uncertainties surrounding the legalization of marijuana in D.C., a few things are clear. Among them is that Congress has better things to do than meddle in the purely local affairs of the District. When it does interfere, it ends up making...
  • Judge dismisses charges against Argentine president

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina A judge Thursday dismissed the charges against Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her Foreign Minister Hector Timerman over the alleged cover-up in a 1994 terrorist attack. The two had been charged of trying to...
  • Looking Out: Kristin Beck offers more insight into plan to run for Congress

    Looking Out: Kristin Beck offers more insight into plan to run for Congress
    In case you missed it, former Navy Seal and prominent transgender activist Kristin Beck has said she'll challenge Rep. Steny Hoyer for his seat in Maryland's Fifth Congressional District. This week, she was interviewed on MSNBC discussing her intentions...