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The Senate on Wednesday backed fast track trading authority for President Obama. Photo by Carlos Barria/ReutersWASHINGTON — In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long...
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s forum in Waukee, Iowa, in April. Jundal is expecyed to announce his candidacy in the GOP field for president. Photo by Jim Young/Reuters He’s the son of Indian...
Sovaldi, which treats Hepatitis C, currently costs $1,000 per pill, or $84,000 for a 12-week treatment course. Photo by Bob Ecker/MCT via Getty Images Expensive specialty medicines used to treat cancer and chronic illnesses have forced some very ill...
Joyce Gilliard holds a sign at a rally outside the State House to get the Confederate battle flag (R) removed from the grounds in Columbia, South Carolina June 23, 2015. South Carolina lawmakers plan to introduce a resolution on Tuesday to begin a...
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta testifies before a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee concerning a recently revealed data breach affecting millions of federal employees’ personal data, on...
Photo courtesy of Amtrak WASHINGTON — The nation’s top railroad regulator said Wednesday she will enforce a Dec. 31 deadline for commuter and freight railroads to install safety technology that experts say could have prevented a deadly Amtrak...