The New York Times
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Democratic leaders are hoping to make Elizabeth Warren a liaison to the party’s liberal groups, to ensure that they have a voice in leadership meetings.
Advanced Placement courses can be a real boon to students motivated by intellectual curiosity and a love of learning. But for students looking to please their parents or for those in pursuit of transcript padding and other false academic idols, A.P. courses can be an unpleasant and unhealthy slog.
The fines come as regulators are increasingly targeting a business culture in the financial industry that they say encourages improper conduct by its employees.
President Obama has largely left the cap on his veto pen, but that might not be the case for much longer.
Representative Howard Coble is retiring from the House at the end of this year, and taking his cadre of signature madras jackets with him to North Carolina.
Senator Mitch McConnell was elected unanimously as incoming Senate majority leader. Caucus gives him a standing ovation.
Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, says she will not vote for Senator Harry Reid to continue as leader of the party in the Senate.
The United States and China should both be able to meet the stated goals by aggressively pursuing policies that are largely underway, analysts said.
With the last session of the 113th Congress underway, Democrats are looking to expand their leadership ranks, and members of both parties are preparing to pass some legislation.
President Obama and Prime Minister Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia at the East Asia summit plenary session in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Thursday.
The acting State Department legal adviser told a United Nations panel that monitors torture that the United States had used cruel treatment after the Sept. 11 attacks.
The state is counting on collecting slightly more personal income tax this year than last. But it is not on track to do so.
It was unclear whether the changes marked the start of a shift toward better news on the economics of higher education or just a temporary pause in more worrisome trends.
The landmark agreement to cut greenhouse gas pollution is a bet by President Obama that the environment will be a winning cause for Democrats.
Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, announced a program to assist other jurisdictions with untested rape kits, which number in the hundreds of thousands nationally.
As the rate of new infections has slowed, American and Liberian officials are debating whether to shift money that was planned for the centers into other programs to combat future outbreaks.
The deaths of 22 dogs in June at a boarding business in Gilbert, Ariz., remain a big story, with a senator’s son indicted and people still mourning their pets.
Faced with declining budgets, the Army has had to cut its force, and, for reasons the Army has not explained, the largest group of officers being pushed out — nearly one in five — began as enlisted soldiers.
The ET-Plus, made by Trinity Industries and suspected of malfunctioning during crashes, will be tested by a research organization in San Antonio.