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Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — In the latest effort to sidetrack Obamacare, a federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created...
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is expected to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia Tuesday. The U.S. penalties follow tougher sanctions agreed to by European Union leaders earlier in the day. White House spokesman Josh...
VA secretary nominee Robert McDonald with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on July 17, 2014. Photo by U.S. Senate WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs...
NASA’s Opportunity rover took an image of the ‘Lunokhod 2′ Crater on Mars. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State Univ. NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has now traversed 25.01 miles on the surface of the Red Planet, setting...
By 2020, President Barack Obama wants the United States to regain its position as the country with the most educated residents. But in the last 20 years, nearly one in every 10 Americans started a college career that they never finished. They may...
President Obama has pledged to take executive action on immigration, but the president’s timing is under debate as November’s midterm elections edge closer. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — Even as they grapple with an...