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Government News

Democrat Lauren McFerran sworn in as new labor board member

Democrat Laruen McFerran sworn in as new NLRB member, maintaining 3-2 Democratic majority

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 07:30pm EST

US backs off death penalty in Iowa slayings

In reversal, US gives up pursuit of death penalty against woman convicted in Iowa slayings

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 07:12pm EST

UN chief says US torture report should spur global action

UN chief: US report on brutal interrogations should spur global action to stamp out torture

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 07:11pm EST

In surprise, Wyo. senator to head budget committee

In surprise, Wyoming Sen. Enzi will chair Senate Budget Committee as Ala. lawmaker steps aside

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 06:38pm EST

US global aid chief to resign; oversaw secret Cuba programs

US international aid chief Rajiv Shah to leave in February; oversaw secret Cuba programs

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 06:34pm EST

Justices to discuss Louisiana gay marriage case

Supreme Court could decide in January to add gay marriage to term's calendar

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 06:28pm EST

Congress agrees to widen federal help for disabled

Congress sends Obama bipartisan bill to help disabled save for expenses with tax-free accounts

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 06:28pm EST

OSHA cites Dollar Tree for violations at Delaware store

OSHA cites Dollar Tree for violations at Delaware store, proposes $103,000 in penalties

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 05:30pm EST

Yellen sees rates staying near zero in early 2015

Fed Chair Yellen expects key rate to stay low for 'at least' first 3 months of 2015

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 05:30pm EST

Obama: As a black man he's been mistaken for valet

Obama says even though he's president, he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 05:02pm EST

List of 20 convicts granted Clemency by Obama

List of 8 commutations and 12 pardons issued by Obama Wednesday

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 05:00pm EST

Obama commutes sentences for 8 drug inmates under new policy

Obama cuts prison time for 8 drug convicts under new policy designed to reduce harsh sentences

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 04:40pm EST

Obama: time to boost travel, commerce with Cuba

Obama says increasing travel, commerce, flow of information to benefit both Americans, Cubans

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 04:10pm EST

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the US and abroad

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 03:50pm EST

US court denies ex-officer's appeal in 2006 death

US Supreme Court denies appeal from former officer convicted of excessive force in 2006 death

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 03:50pm EST

Comparing US Fed's views on timing of rate rise

A look at how the Fed's views on the timing of an interest rate increase have changed

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 03:50pm EST

US Fed slashes inflation forecast for 2015

US Fed slashes inflation forecast for 2015; sees stronger growth this year

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 03:50pm EST

Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday

The full text of the Federal Reserve's statement after its meeting Wednesday

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 03:30pm EST

Obama offers support after Pakistan terror attack

Obama speaks with Pakistan leader after terrorist attack that killed scores of schoolchildren

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 03:20pm EST

Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

Survey finds e-cigarettes surpass regular smoking for US teens

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 03:20pm EST
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