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WASHINGTON — The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down. The surprise 224-203 defeat of the...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWill labeling calorie counts on menus bring down America’s obesity rates? What can the food and beverage industry do to improve American health? What can $1 billion do to prevent childhood obesity? JUDY...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSIdentity of militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked In tackling the Islamic State, what are the Mosul mission’s chances for success? Obama to call for joint efforts against violent extremism at summit JUDY...
The White House introduced a bill that it says is intended to encourage businesses to do more to protect the privacy of consumer data. Photo by Susan Melkisethian/Flickr. WASHINGTON — Amid “rapid growth” in the collection of data on...
There is no lack of research that shows the benefit of reading out loud to children. Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images What are the benefits of reading aloud? What is the impact on children’s educational outcomes beyond literacy? Are all...
Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images OXON HILL, Md. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was skeptical of some conservatives’ efforts to block funding for the Department of Homeland Security unless President Barack Obama’s immigration...