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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

Counting your calories will become easier under new government rules requiring chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores -- and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines -- to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus.

What's covered in new menu labeling rules

The Food and Drug Administration plans new rules requiring chain restaurants, movie theaters and other retailers that sell prepared foods to put calorie labels on menus and menu boards. The rules will only apply to establishments that have 20 or more locations.

VA ousts hospital chief in Phoenix scandal

The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans' hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays.

GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.

Contrasting views persist on Marion Barry's legacy

Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind.

Obama meets with American winners of Nobel Prizes

Some smart minds came together in the Oval Office.

Glass shattering? Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist

Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation.

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

President Barack Obama on Monday bestowed America's highest civilian honor on trailblazers in the arts, sports and politics, along with a couple of entertainers who are among his personal favorites.

Pentagon chief Hagel stepping down under pressure

Under pressure from President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism from outside about the administration's Middle East crisis management.

FDA strengthens warning on device linked to cancer

U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients.

Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts

Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning -- again.

Veteran journalist, educator Michael Shanahan dies

Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, died Saturday.

Academics vote to be forum on Israel boycotts

A key U.S. organization of Middle East scholars has voted to protect the rights of members who support a longstanding Palestinian call for academic boycotts of Israeli institutions but stopped short of taking a stand for or against such activities.

Democrats name 3 finalists to host 2016 convention

Democrats narrowed the list of contenders for their 2016 national convention to three cities on Monday, announcing the party's next presidential candidate will be formally nominated in New York City, Philadelphia or Columbus, Ohio.

Man with rifle, ammo at White House pleads guilty

An Iowa man arrested who had a hunting rifle, ammunition and a knife in his car near the White House has pleaded guilty.

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