The New York Times
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A new Brookings Institution study shows that while some research universities earn big money on blockbuster patents, most of the institutions earn nothing.
The Times’s Ashley Parker interviewed Louisiana’s newest representative, Vance McAllister, hours after he arrived to start his first term.
The detainment of an 85-year-old Korean War veteran from California comes almost a year after the arrest of a Korean-American missionary who is still being held.
Representative Vance McAllister, the newest member of the House, arrived in the nation’s capital for the first time on Wednesday.
Vance McAllister’s improbable journey began after he won by a landslide in a special vote for a congressional seat from Louisiana. “Wow, wow,” he marveled upon gazing at a chandelier in the Old House Chamber.
American intelligence officials say dozens of Americans have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to fight with the rebels against the government since 2011.
The Navy awarded $200 million in contracts to Leonard Glenn Francis, even after several ship crews and contracting officials had filed complaints about him.
In a speech in Washington, the central bank’s chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, said that even as the stimulus wound down, efforts would remain in place to keep interest rates low.
One strategy turned on the mistaken belief that Hispanics, who make up almost half the population in the New Mexico city, would be receptive to the referendum.
John Kerry may be poised to begin delivering a major goal President Obama has long sought: an agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program.
A terrorism case in Oregon involving warrantless wiretapping and a letter from three United States senators to the solicitor general cause a stir.
Navigators helping people enroll for health insurance through the federal website report some improvements, but many clients are still left frustrated by hurdles.
A vote on what is known on Capitol Hill as the “nuclear option” would further erode what little bipartisanship exists in the Senate.
The talks in Geneva follow an attempt two weeks ago to clinch a deal that would put a brake on Iran’s nuclear program in return for limited sanctions relief.
The classified draft document, provided by Edward J. Snowden, disclosed the protocols of spying among the “Five Eyes” countries: the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Short quizzes at the start of each class increased attendance and performance, an experiment showed.
The campaign, called Teach, uses video spots and radio announcements that portray teaching as creative and compelling a career as medicine, acting or engineering.