The New York Times
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More than 88 percent of Fortune 500 companies have adopted written policies prohibiting bias on the basis of sexual orientation, but Exxon Mobil has refused.
In a sign of Wall Street’s resurgent influence in Washington, bank lobbyists are aiding lawmakers in preparing legislation that softens financial regulations.
During assignments at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, Luke Sharrett, whose cousin was killed in Iraq, began to notice the mementos left by friends and family.
After meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials, Secretary of State John Kerry urged them to “demonstrate leadership” to find a way back to direct peace talks.
President Obama on Friday warned that sexual assaults in the military threatened to erode America’s faith in the armed forces.
Oceanic and atmospheric conditions are expected to create stronger and more hurricanes in 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.
Three people were injured after the failure of an Interstate 5 bridge north of Seattle dumped vehicles into the Skagit River, the authorities said.
The failure of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River north of Seattle dumped vehicles and people into the water, the Washington State Patrol said.
The Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon collapsed Thursday, dumping vehicles and people into the water, the Washington State Patrol said.
A Mexican drug cartel commander, Julian Zapata Espinoza, pleaded guilty in federal court to ordering the ambush and killing of American immigration agents.
State Representative Tyrone Brooks, a veteran lawmaker and civil rights leader, has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal counts of mail, wire and tax fraud.
In the breeding ground of Oklahoma tornadoes, people prepare for the season with the care that the defensive coordinator for their Sooners prepares for the inevitable autumn.
President Obama asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to scrutinize Justice Department investigations and said he was “troubled” that such inquiries could hinder reporters.
A measure would limit a commander’s ability to dismiss a court-martial conviction and discharge those convicted of rape or sexual assault.
Some American officials and outside experts believe it could take years for a spy agency that has evolved into a paramilitary service to rebalance its activities.
In a widely anticipated speech, President Obama on Thursday said he would impose new curbs on the use of drone strikes, and he sought to renew his effort to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
It was not clear whether President Obama’s aim of shuttering the prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, would be achieved soon, but he began a renewed push to winnow down its population.
Richard Koshalek, director of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, announced his resignation after trustees failed to agree on the future of a long-planned project to cover the museum’s interior courtyard with a temporary inflatable bubble.
Filling a long-vacant seat on an important appeals court passes for progress in a legislative body where partisan wrangling continues to hold up many important posts.