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President Barack Obama has long described Nelson Mandela as one of his personal heroes, and on Thursday, the president offered a deeply personal reflection on Mandela's legacy.
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DECEMBER 05: Protesters rally outside of a Wendy's in support of raising fast food wages from $7.25 per hour to $15.00 per hour on December 5, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Pods of 35 pilot whales slowly swam Thursday into deeper water off Florida's southwest coast, raising optimism that the strandings of whales on Everglades National Park beaches may soon end on a positive note.
While immigration reform is stalled in Congress, some members are calling on President Barack Obama to take the matter into his own hands, urging him to suspend deportations of undocumented immigrants.
Obama cites the Pope who stupidly condemns American capitalism, the wealth engine that has helped the world prosper through trade and American Christian charity.
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With the fight over solving Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension shortfall moving to the courts, the state faces a grim possibility: The plan could be tossed, and Illinois could wind up in an even deeper fiscal hole.
The last day of November was billed as a key date for fixing HealthCare.gov, but the real test may come on Dec. 9, when Senate Democrats return to Washington from a two-week break.
By ULA ILNYTZKY Associated Press A trio of Norman Rockwell paintings that for years resided at a New England museum named for him is being auctioned in New York City.
President Barack Obama made the promotion of middle-class economic interests his highest priority at the start of his second term.
The crowd listens as President Barack Obama addresses the state of the economy during a speech at Knox College on July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Illinois.
House Speaker John Boehner , who proclaimed that immigration reform was "absolutely not" dead, hired an adviser on Tuesday who had helped Sen. John McCain push comprehensive immigration reform.
Amid public doubts over his stewardship of the economy, President Barack Obama is putting a renewed focus on the income gap between rich and poor as he pushes for short-term congressional action and begins setting the domestic agenda for the remainder of his presidency.
Looking to bolster his support after a rocky couple of months, President Barack Obama will speak out on income inequality and economic mobility, issues likely to resonate with his core supporters, in a speech on Wednesday.
The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling into a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology could... The engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, caught himself nodding at the controls ... (more)
Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released... American students once again lag behind many of their Asian and European peers on a global exam, a continuing trend that often is ... (more)