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Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, is appearing before the Senate for his confirmation hearing. He faces the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.
On a visit to a Washington Nationals game, Robert Siegel was struck by the singer of the national anthem — by his baritone and his apt name: D.C. Washington. So, he invited Washington to the studio.
Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke.
The oil tanker HS Electra unloads oil from the North Sea at the Portland Pip...
South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.
Haziz Self says that he's learned "what it means to live up to your principl...
An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District.
Eerie protective suits and shiny body bags have fueled rumors about the orig...
The largest outbreak in history is giving birth to what may be the largest outbreak of Ebola rumors. It's a curse! It's carried by mosquitoes. Or ... a snake. Here's a look at what people are saying.