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Clinton White House documents set for release

The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.

Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'

Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.

Chris Brown trial could start as soon as Friday

Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge in Washington could start as soon as Friday.

Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard on trial in DC

A man accusing singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of punching him in the face is trying to "get rich" as a result of a bloody nose, a lawyer for the bodyguard said Thursday.

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.

2 long-time friends discuss the First Amendment

The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the prospect.

Obama voices skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments.

IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released Tuesday.

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine

Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke environmental rules for addressing lead paint dust during home renovation projects, two federal agencies announced Thursday.

President defending health law good for some Dems

President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically.

Obama: No US military involvement in Ukraine

President Barack Obama is repeating his position that involving the U.S. military in Ukraine is not an option he is considering.

Obama disputes GOP version of immigration call

President Barack Obama says he's surprised that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is accusing him of failing to work with Congress on immigration.

Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern.

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