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WASHINGTON — Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them profiteering at the expense of troubled homeowners. They are selling or have sold nearly...
Emissions spew out of a large stack at the coal-fired Morgantown Generating Station in Newburg, Maryland. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images. Editor’s Note: The Environmental Protection Agency has been holding public hearings in four cities this week...
A surge of petitions came after the Justice Department broadened the criteria for inmates seeking clemency. WASHINGTON — More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied since April to have their prison sentences cut short under a new Justice Department...
A small group of tea party lawmakers upset House leadership plans Thursday to vote on a bill to address the flood of child migrants crossing the southern U.S. border. Photo by Eric Gay-Pool/Getty Images WASHINGTON — House Republicans abruptly...
Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Rep. Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he said is rife with instability and terror. “I shudder to...
The new rules for poultry plant inspection, announced Thursday, will focus more on food safety than quality. Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in...