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A student petition is urging university officials to repeal a decades-old ban on beards on the campus of the Mormon Church’s flagship academic institution.
Allison M. Macfarlane offered a look at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the industry before she steps down at year’s end.
When Dr. Peress, a dentist serving in the Army, was promoted to major, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy said he was convinced it was part of “special treatment for Communists.”
Gov. Jay Nixon’s announcement allows him to activate the Missouri National Guard in preparation for a grand jury decision on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting to death an unarmed black teenager.
Scientists have created artificial intelligence software able to recognize the content of photos and videos with such accuracy that it can sometimes mimic humans.
Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico will lead the party’s campaign efforts in the House, and Steve Israel of New York will work to communicate its agenda.
The architect of the Capitol posted a time-lapse video of the scaffolding being constructed that currently surrounds the building’s dome.
Representative Nancy Pelosi named Representative Ben Ray Lujan, a 42-year-old congressman from New Mexico, to succeed Representative Steve Israel as the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
But its founder, Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor who has long opposed big money in politics, is not giving up.
Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri said the National Guard will play a limited role, providing security at command posts, fire stations and other locations.
President Obama is poised to ignore his longtime opposition to a decision that would shield immigrants from deportation without an act of Congress.
Motherlode Blog: Quandary: Between Unknown Cousins and the Children’s Table, Thanksgiving Can Be Hard for Kids
Now is the moment to prepare children for Thanksgiving: show pictures of past gatherings, remind them of the names that go with faces and talk about things like interrupting, playing with younger cousins, new foods and appreciating gifts but not expecting them.
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey leaving the Capitol after addressing new Republican members at a lunch on Monday.
In a letter to President Obama, top Senate Democrats Monday urged the president to move forward unilaterally on immigration, saying they “strongly support” his plan to offer legal protection to some of the undocumented immigrants already in the country.
Once a favorite political punching bag for President Obama, the health insurance industry has reaped big benefits from the Affordable Care Act.
Antagonism over profits and regulation has given way to rising revenue for an industry, and legal and logistical support for the administration.