The New York Times
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Hardware upgrades and software fixes scheduled for this weekend, Obama administration officials say, will allow the site to handle 50,000 simultaneous users by Dec. 1, as promised.
Two federal court decisions limiting abortion and contraception became a decisive factor in persuading Democrats to sharply curb the use of filibusters.
Oscar Hijuelos was sometimes perceived as a poet of appetites. That misapprehension obscured the religious faith and struggle that informed his art.
Over the last decade, women running for Congress have raised on average more than their male counterparts, buoyed by an increase in female donors and the rise of small donations.
The lawyer for a man who was awaiting trial in six homicides said his client died after eating Ajax cleanser in his jail cell.
Gov. Jay Nixon wants lawmakers back at the Capitol next week in hopes of persuading Boeing to locate its new 777X jet plant in Missouri.
An autopsy has been scheduled for this weekend for an Alzheimer’s patient who was shot after wandering into a darkened yard in the Chickamauga area, officials said.
The president and first lady visited three advocates for immigrants who have been fasting in a tent on the National Mall to press Congress to act on an immigration overhaul.
After 4.5 billion years in the farthest reaches of the solar system, Comet ISON may provide clues on how the bits of dust and ice came together to form planets.
Astronomers are marveling at the death and apparent resurrection of Comet ISON, which dove close to the sun on Thanksgiving.
Inez M. Tenenbaum, who ended her four-year term as the chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Friday, said she was most proud of the efforts to make children’s products safer.
A number of arrests and shootings were reported across the country, while some shoppers or the merely curious shared online footage of the Black Friday spectacle.
Self-gifters, who take advantage of frenzied holiday sales to buy a few things for themselves, have been growing in numbers and dollars spent.
A stretch of the Ohio Turnpike was shut down after a high-speed chase outside of Toledo that resulted in at least one death, according to local reports.