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  • NRSC airs three new ads in battlegrounds

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Tuesday released new campaign ads targeting North Carolina, Arkansas and Colorado, which are three of the most contested Senate races.

  • Link between climate change, extreme weather hard to prove: federal scientists

    Man-made climate change, largely through burning greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels that scientists say warm the planet, did not necessarily explain the 16 extreme weather events for 2013 that the report covered.

  • Obama, Modi express unity in op-ed

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Obama declare the country's partnership to be "robust, reliable and enduring" -- as well as expanding in a joint Washington Post op-ed Tuesday.

  • ISIS vote to interrupt campaign season?

    Republicans would be willing to return to Congress and debate a broad measure authorizing the president to take military action in the Middle East, a GOP lawmaker said Tuesday.

  • Maryland natural gas project OK'd

    Dominion Resources secured approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build the $3.8 billion Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay, which will be ready to ship up to 0.82 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas beginning in 2017.

  • McConnell's latest ad aims at the heart

    In the minute-long ad called "Home," Noelle Hunter, a resident of Morehead, Ky., praises the incumbent GOP senator, saying he helped her get her daughter back from her ex-husband, who had taken her to Mali during a custody battle.

  • Deal to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan

    The Bilateral Security Agreement allows for 9,800 U.S. soldiers to remain in Afghanistan past the end of the year to help train, equip and advise Afghan military and police forces.

  • Obama, Indian PM Narendra Modi dine

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be fasting, but that did not stop him from dining with President Obama Monday night.

  • New trial will shine light on 2008 bailout of insurance giant AIG

    Mark Calabria, the director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute, said, "I suspect the suspicion that AIG was assisted to help its counter-parties will be reinforced. I suspect we will also learn that the regulators were making Žit all up as they went along."

  • Eric Holder targets Chicago crime

    Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder Monday announced a new federal program to target high-crime cities, including Chicago, Ill., where shootings and other violent crime have skyrocketed.

  • Congress demands answers on security

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will be on the hot seat Tuesday morning after lawmakers rejected her request that the hearing be held in a closed, classified forum.

  • Supreme Court stops start of Ohio early voting

    The Supreme Court handed Ohio Republicans an early election victory Monday when it halted the state's early voting program hours before it was to begin.

  • Intruder made it deep into White House

    The intruder, Omar Gonzalez, jumped the fence, sprinted through the front door, overpowered one Secret Service officer and ran through much of the main floor before being apprehended.

  • Jeb Bush raises money for Roberts

    About 250 Republican insiders and activists gathered in a stately barn in the suburbs of Wichita to see former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

  • White House hopes visit by India's prime minister eases strains with U.S.

    But the talks between Obama and Modi -- which the White House says will focus on economic growth and cooperation on security, clean energy, climate change and other issues -- pose tricky diplomatic challenges for both leaders.



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