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President Barack Obama will deliver an economic address today at Northwestern University. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Today in the Morning Line: Two Obama administration cabinet officials step down within a week of each other Down to three...
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the White House perimeter breach on Sept. 30 in Washington, D.C. Pierson resigned Wednesday as director of the agency. Photo by Chip...
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., a 2012 news conference to announce new legislation “to blunt the worst effects” of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty ImagesWhen it...
A harmless pantropical huntsman spider, which is often confused with other, dangerous spiders in international shipments. Photo from Wikimedia commons.A cargo ship filled with bananas arrives in a U.S. port. As workers begin to unload, a huge spider...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSPoet Edward Hirsch grieves his late son with an elegy for ‘Gabriel’ For his friend James Foley, Daniel Johnson reads ‘In the Absence of Sparrows’ After fatal gun accidents, children can find comfort in...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSFormer mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison Will cloud of ethics determine D.C. Mayor’s race? Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits to smoking crack cocaine Ex-San Diego Mayor Filner...