The New York Times
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The move left unchanged the Senate’s “blue slip” custom, which allows senators to block nominees to judgeships associated with their states.
The estimate of prevented diseases, published in an article in The New England Journal of Medicine, is an analysis of some of the data in a broad project to digitize disease report records going back to 1888.
Smartphone apps are one way malls and shopping districts are trying to make parking easier to lure customers away from their computers and back into the realm of brick-and-mortar stores.
The Energy Department began cleaning up the Savannah River nuclear weapons plant in 1996, and now says the work may not be finished until the 2040s.
Under the new health care law, a wave of additional Americans will soon be covered by Medicaid, a program that has struggled with a shortage of doctors willing to accept its low reimbursement rates and red tape.
I became the pastor to a nondenominational mission church to the homeless, and I quickly found out that if God had a vision for the place, I wasn’t privy to it.
The Carbon Power Plant, the state’s oldest coal-fired power plant, is set to close by April 2015, a result of new stricter federal pollution regulations.
An odyssey that began without enough rations and ended in a frenzy is the latest in a spate of deadly crossings by Haitians.
Denis McDonough finds himself fixing the health care debacle he did not see coming, preparing for the next spending showdown with Congress and trying to rescue an imperiled presidency.
In yet another setback for the rollout of the health care law, the Obama administration announced that the online exchange for small businesses would not be available until next November.
The Carbon Power Plant, the state’s oldest coal-fired power plant, is set to close by April 2015, a result of stricter new federal pollution regulations.
Efforts to repeal a new, more lenient tax law on oil profits in Alaska are stirring up a strange political cocktail, in which Democrats find themselves backing Sarah Palin.
Strong gusts are in the forecast, and a final decision will be made Thanksgiving morning on whether Snoopy and his friends will soar.
A New York organization has rigorous rules for applicants to be recognized as a descendant of one of the 102 settlers who made the voyage in 1620 to Plymouth, Mass.
One of the most troubled public systems in the nation has jeopardized the state’s financial stability and has become a political risk for its leaders.
Abortions in the United States have continued to decline, but not quite as steeply as in the past, figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show.
The settlements come after accusations of inhumane treatment led to a huge recall that included beef sold to the National School Lunch Program.
A backlash against Colorado’s new gun-control laws claimed its third political casualty on Wednesday, as Senator Evie Hudak, a Democrat, resigned to protect her party’s majority.
President Obama signed a bill removing a cap on spending for federally owned chimpanzees in sanctuaries. The change does not involve any budget increase.
Texas, Oklahoma and West Virginia are now complying with an order requiring state National Guard units to process federal marriage benefits for same-sex spouses of guardsmen.