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A member of the Boston Police Department's bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Tuesday, April 15. Boston police officers blew up two backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Tuesday night after a man showed up to in the area barefoot, yelling and holding a backpack ... (more)
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President Barack Obama will announce an initiative on Wednesday to devote $600 million to address a central challenge of today's economy: How to train workers for skills they need for jobs that are open but hard to fill.
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The person responsible for sending an insanely graphic tweet from the official US Airways account on Monday won't be fired because they made an honest mistake, a spokesman for the airline said Tuesday.
Sen. Mark Pryor is one of the most vulnerable senators facing reelection in November.
Sen. Mary Landrieu speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill April 1, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Sen. Mary Landrieu , , in a new ad for her re-election campaign, distances herself from the Obama administration while touting her Washington insider cred that has led to her chairmanship of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Sen. Claire McCaskill speaks to constituents during a roundtable discussion on the campus of the University of Central Missouri, in Warrensburg, Mo.
As it looks now, the Democratic presidential nomination is Hillary Clinton 's for the taking .
Conservative Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz tested the 2016 presidential waters at an event on Saturday in the influential state of New Hampshire at which potential opponents from the more moderate wing of the party did not appear.
Most studies of aging concentrate on the deterioration of those more than 50 years old, and paint a woeful portrait of life in decline once people are past their breeding years.
A man with a history of mental illness was sentenced to death by a jury on Monday for killing a South Dakota hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a tense phone call on Monday that Moscow would face further costs for its actions in Ukraine and should use its influence to get separatists in the country to stand down.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., endorsed Republican businessman Curt Clawson in the upcoming special election for a House seat in Florida.
The Supreme Court will consider a case about lying in politics, revisiting a fight from Chabot's 2010 campaign in Ohio.
President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack on two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus attends the organization's winter meeting in Washington.