Government

  • Clinton camp urged ex-State Dept. employee to testify

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to appear before a House investigative panel, but the staffer has said he will assert his constitutional right not to testify.

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • How The FDA Could Change The Way It Approves Drugs

    A pancreatic cancer diagnosis is basically a death sentence. The five-year survival rate is 6 percent. A prostate cancer diagnosis, on the other hand, offers patients more room for hope — its five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent. But despite the difference in the severity and prevalence of…

    FiveThirtyEight
  • An NRA host called the dad of a VA shooting victim "so emotional" for backing gun control

    After his daughter was shot and killed on live television, Andy Parker, the father of slain WDBJ journalist Alison Parker, vowed to fight for gun control laws in Virginia. A few days later, a prominent member of the NRA suggested Parker might want to calm down. In an interview with CNN's Carol…

    Vox.com
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    Rauner labor bill veto survives House override vote

    Illinois House Democrats were back in Springfield Wednesday; at the top of their agenda was a vote to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a key labor bill.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Mexico’s Unpopular President Defends Himself In National Speech

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto defended his handling of security, human rights and the national economy amid widespread criticism during his third annual state of the union address on Wednesday.Speaking for more than an hour and a half, Peña Nieto rattled off statistics that he said marked a…

    Huffington Post
  • Brazil's Vale says permitted to restart Onca Puma nickel mine

    Brazil's Vale SA said on Wednesday it had received a ruling allowing it to restart operations at the Onca Puma nickel mine in Para state. A federal court last month ordered operations stopped due to a dispute over payments to local indigenous communities. Vale said in an email to Reuters that a…

    Reuters
  • Ohio reviewing high school team's use of tiger cub mascot

    Officials are reviewing whether a live tiger cub being used as an Ohio high school football team mascot meets standards for possession of dangerous animals, the state Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. When Ohio lawmakers tightened rules on such animals, they created an exemption for the…

    The Associated Press
  • Biotech company names Kathleen Sebelius to board of directors

    Kathleen Sebelius, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, was named to the board of directors of Humacyte, a biotechnology company based in North Carolina. In 2014, Sebelius resigned from her position in President Obama’s cabinet following complications with the Affordable Care Act’s…

    American City Business Journals
  • A salmon spawned on Obama's shoes during his trip to Alaska

    President Barack Obama had a salmon spawn on his shoes during his three-day trip to Alaska...

    Business Insider
  • Texas Lieutenant Governor Wants People To Start Buying Lunch For Cops

    Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) released a statement Wednesday that linked the recent killing of a Texas sheriff's deputy to a "negative attitude toward our law enforcement officers," and encouraged people to show more respect for cops by calling them "sir and ma'am" and picking up their lunch…

    Huffington Post
  • Authorities investigating state's child welfare agency

    State authorities are investigating possible financial mismanagement at Rhode Island's troubled child welfare agency, officials said Wednesday, weeks after an audit cited problems in department management ...

    Associated Press
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    Former Clinton Aide Pleads Fifth to Benghazi Committee

    Bryan Pagliano, a former Clinton aide connected to her private email server, received a subpoena to testify before the House Select Committee.

    ABC News Videos
  • Book Excerpt: Ruffled Collars

    In this excerpt from the new book, “Sisters In Law,” author Linda Hirshman looks at the legacies of Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court bench.

    National Constitution Center
  • Texas clinics are asking the Supreme Court to take its first abortion case since 2007

    Texas abortion clinics petitioned the Supreme Court Thursday to hear a case challenging the state's controversial new abortion regulation. The Supreme Court has already taken steps suggesting the justices are inclined to hear the case. If they did, it would be the first major abortion case the…

    Vox.com
  • Michael Brown Should Take Responsibility for his Hurricane Katrina Mistakes

    As the country commemorated the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which destroyed lives and livelihoods across the Gulf Coast, former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael Brown paid tribute unlike any I've ever seen.In a 4,000+ word declaration for Politico Magazine…

    Huffington Post
  • French PM urges action after images of dead migrant toddler

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said images of a drowned Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach showed the need for urgent action by Europe to address the migrant crisis. "He had a name: Aylan Kurdi. Urgent action required - A Europe-wide mobilization is urgent," he wrote on his Twitter feed on…

    Reuters
  • FBI raids Palm Springs City Hall in corruption probe

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — The FBI and local agents raided Palm Springs City Hall and went to the mayor's home on Tuesday as part of a corruption probe, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • From above Arctic circle, Obama presses for climate change action

    President Barack Obama blazed a new trail as US leader, becoming the first to head above the Arctic circle, to urge Americans to take swift action against climate change. "There is one thing no American president had done before and this is travel above the Arctic circle," Obama said at the school…

    AFP
  • Thousands of farmers stopped growing tobacco after deregulation payouts

    Farmers in North Carolina, Kentucky got the biggest boost from the federal program.

    USA TODAY