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Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

Senators investigating recalls target GM's legal staff; safety regulators up next

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:51pm EDT

Obama pushes transportation money at closed bridge

At closed bridge, Obama announces new plan to attract private funding for transportation

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:43pm EDT

Should online accounts die when you die?

Digital afterlife: Fate of your email, other accounts when you die a matter of debate

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:38pm EDT

Obama nominates fundraiser to Finland envoy post

Obama nominates fundraiser as ambassador to Finland

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:11pm EDT

House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving

House passes $16 billion package of tax breaks designed to encourage charitable donations

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:10pm EDT

For US and Europe, divisions over Russia penalties

US, European nations seek to show united front against Russia, but divisions persist

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:10pm EDT

Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

In Georgia Senate race, Kingston, Perdue promise budget fixes, but details don't always add up

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 06:40pm EDT

US defends counterterrorism dialogue with China

US defends counterterrorism dialogue with China, rights group objects

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 06:20pm EDT

10 key events in GM's ignition switch recall

10 key events in GM's ignition switch recall

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 06:10pm EDT

Congressman: DC gun amendment likely to fail

Congressman who introduced amendment on DC gun laws says it likely won't become law

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 05:50pm EDT

Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities

Obama warns climate change poses direct threat to US infrastructure, urges local resilience

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 05:26pm EDT

Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

GOP criticizes Justice Department handling of IRS investigation; probe includes missing emails

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 05:17pm EDT

Senate votes to extend terrorism insurance program

Senate votes to extend program protecting insurance industry from costs of terrorist attack

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 05:09pm EDT

Obama pushes transportation money at closed bridge

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:48pm EDT

Divided panel backs training, arming Syrian rebels

Divided Senate panel backs defense training, arming of Syrian opposition

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:41pm EDT

EPA: Duke done dredging coal ash from NC river

EPA: Duke finishes cleaning large pockets of coal ash from river after spill at NC plant

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:31pm EDT

Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

With bills on contraception and equal pay, Senate Dems hope to fire up female voters this fall

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:26pm EDT

Correction: Editorial-Rdp story

Correction: Editorial-Rdp story

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:01pm EDT

Obama: Downed jet in Ukraine a 'terrible tragedy'

Obama calls downed Ukraine jet 'terrible tragedy,' US working to see if Americans on board

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Obama's second-in-command at EPA leaves for private sector

Bob Perciasepe was appointed deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in 2009. He will become president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions think tank in Washington, D.C.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 03:20pm EDT

Groups seek ban of oil in older railroad tank cars

Environmental groups seek immediate ban of oil shipments in older railroad tank cars

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 11:40pm EDT

Biden to Ukraine: US, Europe weighing Russia costs

Biden tells Ukraine's Poroshenko that US, Europe discussing new costs on Russia

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 09:27pm EDT

Bill seeks to disclose finances of college sports

US congressmen file bill seeking public disclosure of money running through college sports

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 08:40pm EDT

Senate backs 2 nominees to serve on energy panel

Senate approves 2 federal energy regulatory nominees, with staffer to lead commission

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 08:40pm EDT

GOP: No appeal on Florida congressional map ruling

GOP leaders say they won't appeal ruling that found Florida congressional map unconstitutional

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 08:20pm EDT

House passes highway bill as deadline looms

House passes bill to patch over multibillion-dollar pothole in highway, transit programs

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 06:58pm EDT

Biden vows to work closely with new Iraqi speaker

VP Biden congratulates newly elected Iraqi parliament speaker, vows to work closely with him

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 06:51pm EDT

Review: Systematic errors led to bridge collapse

Regulators find systematic problems in lead-up to Washington state bridge collapse

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 06:48pm EDT

Brat campaign says it raised $400,000

Dave Brat campaign says it raised $400,000 for congressional campaign

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 05:20pm EDT
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