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A shopper looks through the produce section in a newly opened Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chicago, in 2011. An estimated 40 percent of food goes wasted in the U.S. every year. Photo by Jim Young/Reuters Each year, roughly 40 percent of the food...
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...
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...
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...
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...