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Mayor Edwin M. Lee, who began his career as a housing lawyer, finds himself in the unexpected position of being backed by the city’s technology elite but condemned by housing advocates.
Representative John D. Dingell, Democrat of Michigan and the longest serving member of Congress in history, announced that he would not seek re-election. He was first elected to the House in 1955.
An investigator and his colleagues at the Allen Institute for Brain Science are working with mice to decode what a mind’s neurons are saying to each other to produce behavior.
Expect Justice Clarence Thomas to have more to say in writing than in arguments next week when the Supreme Court considers overruling a 1988 securities-fraud decision.
A puzzling case for the Supreme Court involves whether the agency properly raises emission thresholds for regulation under the Clean Air Act.
Although upsets are unlikely, the long list of candidates trying to unseat high-ranking Republicans in the primaries reflects fissures within the party.
Emerging from the annual meeting of the nation’s governors at the White House, Gov. Bobby Jindal omitted the usual happy-talk to discuss his views of President Obama.
Gay rights activists continue to oppose the law as the evangelical group that supported it say they would have preferred a less harsh version.
States and cities continue to face a problem that stems from demographics, financial markets and reluctance to make politically tough decisions.
Under his leadership, The Times greatly expanded its range, opening six more foreign bureaus and six more domestic ones, often concentrating on big projects.
People are often imprisoned far from home, but family connections are seen as a key to success. Is "video visitation" a solution?
The takedown of the world’s most wanted man — Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the head of a sophisticated narcotics enterprise — upended assumptions about the impunity of Mexican mobsters.
Prosecutors in Brooklyn are competing with several other jurisdictions seeking the extradition of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, who was captured on Saturday.
Republican primaries usually amount to coronations, nominating whomever is deemed next in line, while the Democratic contests are often messier affairs. This time the roles are reversed.
Under Jim DeMint, the Heritage Foundation, long known as an incubator for Republican policy ideas, has become more of a political organization feeding off the Tea Party movement.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s budget proposal would eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets and scale back the size of the Army not just to pre-9/11 levels, but to the force’s size in 1940.
Leaders of other financially troubled cities will be watching to see how efficiently Detroit proceeds after the bankrupt city filed a proposal that creditors and city labor unions criticized as unfair.
Comcast and Netflix announced an agreement Sunday in which Netflix will pay Comcast for faster and more reliable access to Comcast’s subscribers.