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Washington

Tennessee strikes down local laws banning guns in parks

Tennessee strikes down local laws banning guns in parksNRA-backed bill was intended to be in effect before association's annual meeting.
  • Washington
  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Politics

Ted Cruz files bills to shield states barring same-sex marriages

Ted Cruz files bills to shield states barring same-sex marriagesSenator Ted Cruz has filed two bills that seek to protect states from federal lawsuits over same-sex marriage.
  • Politics
  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
Politics

House approves protections for breastfeeding moms

House approves protections for breastfeeding momsThe Texas House on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a measure that would require public employers to provide accommodations for mothers who need to pump breast milk while at work.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 2 hours ago
Nation

Same-sex marriage still social heresy in Ky. county

Same-sex marriage still social heresy in Ky. countyMagoffin County's views on same-sex marriage little changed 11 years after 94% backed ban.
  • Nation
  • 3 days, 4 hours ago
Washington

One night only: Presidents become comedians at annual dinner

One night only: Presidents become comedians at annual dinnerPresidents show comedy chops at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
  • Washington
  • 3 days, 8 hours ago
The Oval

Obama marks centennial of Armenia 'atrocity' (not 'genocide')

Obama marks centennial of Armenia 'atrocity' (not 'genocide')President again avoids use of the term "genocide"
  • The Oval
  • 3 days, 4 hours ago
Texas

Texas Senate approves body camera legislation

Texas Senate approves body camera legislationLocal law enforcement agencies could apply for grants to equip their officers with body cameras and could also come up with guidelines for the equipment under legislation that the Senate approved Thursday.
  • Texas
  • 3 days, 2 hours ago
Texas

Invisible workers mean profits for some, tragedy for others

Invisible workers mean profits for some, tragedy for othersTexas law allows for "independent contractors" with no workers compensation
  • Texas
  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
Texas

Arlington use of free suite at AT&T Stadium draws criticism

Arlington use of free suite at AT&T Stadium draws criticismA former official in the city of Arlington says the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb misuses its perk of a free suite at AT&T Stadium.
  • Texas
  • 3 days, 2 hours ago
Elections

Hillary Clinton: 'When women get ahead, everyone gets ahead'

Hillary Clinton: 'When women get ahead, everyone gets ahead'Hillary Clinton at a conference Thursday emphasized themes she's likely to invoke frequently in her bid to become the nation's first female president.
  • Elections
  • 3 days, 17 hours ago
Washington

Charles Koch: We're not in politics to boost our bottom line

Charles Koch: We're not in politics to boost our bottom lineCharles Koch says political activity not aimed at helping company's finances
  • Washington
  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Washington

Senate confirms Loretta Lynch for attorney general

Senate confirms Loretta Lynch for attorney generalLynch is the first African-American woman to be chief law enforcement officer.
  • Washington
  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
Washington

Obama: 2 hostages accidentally killed in drone strike

Obama: 2 hostages accidentally killed in drone strikeAn American and Italian held by al-Qaeda were killed in January drone strike.
  • Washington
  • 4 days, 2 hours ago
Local

Secret Service delayed fixing alarm at Bush 41's home

Secret Service delayed fixing alarm at Bush 41's homeThe alarm system protecting former President George H. W. Bush's Houston home did not work properly for more than a year
  • Local
  • 4 days, 7 hours ago
World

Saudi-led airstrikes bomb Yemen rebels in 6 cities

Saudi-led airstrikes bomb Yemen rebels in 6 citiesRiyadh had said Tuesday that it was entering a new phase in its campaign against the Shiite rebels.
  • World
  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Nation

Petraeus gets probation for leaking secrets to mistress

Petraeus gets probation for leaking secrets to mistressHe shared top secret 'black books' with Paula Broadwell while she was writing his biography.
  • Nation
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Personal Finance

Westchester tops USA with $13K median property tax bill

Westchester tops USA with $13K median property tax billThe median property tax bill in the United States was $2,132 in 2013.
  • Personal Finance
  • 4 days, 3 hours ago
Elections

Potential 2016 candidate: Bernie Sanders

Potential 2016 candidate: Bernie SandersLatest coverage of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
  • Elections
  • 4 days, 5 hours ago
The Oval

Obama talks to backers about issue they hate: Free trade

Obama talks to backers about issue they hate: Free tradePresident to promote free trade at meeting of Organizing for Action.
  • The Oval
  • 4 days, 6 hours ago
Washington

Ariz. same-sex couples can again adopt, foster together

Ariz. same-sex couples can again adopt, foster togetherGov. Doug Ducey issued order after learning licenses for gay couples were halted in February.
  • Washington
  • 4 days, 6 hours ago
World

Pope Francis to promote climate action as moral imperative

Pope Francis to promote climate action as moral imperativeClimate activists, scientists say Pope Francis encyclical could be a game changer.
  • World
  • 5 days, 3 hours ago
Washington

Obama's executive action rollouts increasing in pace

Obama's executive action rollouts increasing in paceWhite House looks to issue more executive actions on climate and overtime.
  • Washington
  • 4 days, 21 hours ago
Washington

Settlement stalls in Palin copyright lawsuit

Settlement stalls in Palin copyright lawsuitA $15,000 settlement with a newspaper stalled over a confidentiality agreement.
  • Washington
  • 4 days, 16 hours ago
Washington

Charles Koch: We like 5 GOP candidates in primaries

Charles Koch: We like 5 GOP candidates in primariesCharles Koch says his network may support five GOP candidates in primaries.
  • Washington
  • 5 days, 17 hours ago
The Oval

Obama team talks climate change during Earth Day week

Obama team talks climate change during Earth Day weekThe White House plans a series of events tied to Earth Day on Wednesday.
  • The Oval
  • 1 week ago
Elections

Brief Senate tenures not stopping GOP hopefuls

Brief Senate tenures not stopping GOP hopefulsNone of the first three Republican contenders out of the gate in the 2016 race has completed a single U.S. Senate term.
  • Elections
  • 1 week ago
Washington

Voices: Wisconsin's schizo politics a study in polarization

Voices: Wisconsin's schizo politics a study in polarizationThe sad takeaway for Washington: Compromise is a dirty word; it's all about winning.
  • Washington
  • 1 week ago
The Oval

Another White House fence jumper arrested

Another White House fence jumper arrestedSecret Service arrests man who climbed the fence on the south side of White House complex.
  • The Oval
  • 1 week ago
Washington

Some in Mich. eye marijuana to help state, communities

Some in Mich. eye marijuana to help state, communitiesMany Republicans won't raise taxes but some say they'd try a new tax — on marijuana.
  • Washington
  • 1 week ago
The Oval

Obama commemorates Oklahoma City bombing

Obama commemorates Oklahoma City bombingPresident praises the 'Oklahoma standard' for resilience.
  • The Oval
  • 1 week ago
Washington

New study suggests a 'healthier' Congress

New study suggests a 'healthier' CongressA Washington think tank is releasing an inaugural, quarterly report tracking congressional performance.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Elections 2016

Poll: No turning back on gay marriage

Poll: No turning back on gay marriageAs Supreme Court hears key case, most say it's no longer practical to ban same-sex unions
  • Elections 2016
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Washington

West Virginia's Manchin to seek 2nd full term in Senate

West Virginia's Manchin to seek 2nd full term in SenateWest Virginia Democrat is skipping governor's race.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Texas

After dog shootings, house approves cop canine training

After dog shootings, house approves cop canine trainingData shows police officers are likely to encounter dogs once out of every three house calls
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Nation

Vermont lawmakers: Make pot legal or we ban booze

Vermont lawmakers: Make pot legal or we ban boozeIn their eyes, marijuana is safer than alcohol, so why ban that drug and leave the other untouched?
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Local

Mayor: Judge rules in favor of Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

Mayor: Judge rules in favor of Houston Equal Rights OrdinanceA judge has ruled in favor of the Houston Equal Rights Office, according to Mayor Parker's office.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 2 days ago