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Lawmakers pushed the Obama administration Friday to strengthen relations with Taiwan and voiced concern that U.S. defense budget cuts will affect planned upgrades to the self-governing island's fleet of F-16s.
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Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts will take his first concrete steps Friday towards launching a Republican challenge in neighboring New Hampshire against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who is up for re-election this year.
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As federal officials continue investigating last year's fatal UPS crash in Alabama, the freight carrier's pilots are pressing to be covered by the same rules that require passenger airline crews to get more rest .
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The National Archives is releasing another 4,000 pages of documents from the Clinton White House, including previously unreleased records related to Vice President Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign and the 2000 recount in Florida.
President Barack Obama's former national security adviser said Thursday that Obama should approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline to send Russian President Vladimir Putin a message that ''international bullies'' can't use energy security as a weapon.
President Barack Obama has ordered a review of U.S. deportation practices to see whether immigration enforcement can be more humane, the White House said Thursday.
Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug's approval and a West Virginia Senator responded with a bill to force it off the market.
A bipartisan group of senators ended a long-running election-season standoff and struck a compromise that would extend jobless benefits for 2 million Americans who have been out of work the longest, the lawmakers said Thursday.
A bipartisan group of senators says they have reached a compromise extending jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed for five months.
Even while the exact cause remains unknown, a deadly blast that leveled two Manhattan buildings served by a 127-year-old gas main has provided a jarring reminder of just how old and vulnerable much of the infrastructure is in New York and many other cities nationwide.
Three nominees for the Federal Reserve's board are expressing their support for the Fed's efforts to bolster the U.S. economy.
U.S. Rep. John Dingell, who recently announced he will end the longest congressional career in American history early next year, will undergo a procedure to correct an abnormal heart rhythm, his office announced Thursday.
What's the one thing that can bring together Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann? A Minnesota hotdish.
A file photo taken on May 13, 2010 shows the black boxes of the Libyan Afriqiyah Airways passenger plane pictured during a press conference at Tripoli International Airport.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday approved a package of loans and aid for Ukraine along with sanctions against Russia for its military intervention in Crimea.
Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other medical training under a bill moving forward in the Senate.
The festering dispute between the CIA and Senate investigators that exploded in public this week shows just how hard it can be to learn from the past and move on.