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  • Solid hiring expected for June as US job market nears normal
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 12:33 am
    U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September.
  • US probes possible collusion among airlines to keep fares up
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 8:37 pm
    The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.
  • Christie says his campaign for president feels familiar
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 5:48 pm
    Six years ago, New Jersey's Chris Christie was a longshot candidate for governor, taking on a wealthy incumbent in an overwhelmingly Democratic state.
  • Medicare proposes coverage change on short hospital stays
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 3:44 pm
    Medicare proposed Wednesday to ease a coverage policy on short hospital stays that has been criticized because it can result in higher costs for seniors.
  • Give peas a chance? Not in my guacamole, says Obama
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 3:00 pm
    Give peas a chance? When it comes to guacamole, no way, says President Barack Obama.
  • Redskins' name hinders DC's efforts for stadium site lease
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 2:45 pm
    The National Park Service won't grant the District of Columbia a new lease for the site of the Washington Redskins' old stadium in part because Interior Secretary Sally Jewell opposes the team's name.
  • Obama: 'Feeling pretty good' about health care
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 2:00 pm
    Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's "feeling pretty good" about the state of his health care law and pleaded for bipartisan cooperation on ways to make it work even better.
  • Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 2:00 pm
    After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other's capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes.
  • The Latest: Cuba embassy plan riles Republican hopefuls
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 1:48 pm
    The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local):
  • Dempsey: No shortcuts in Syria rebel vetting
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 1:32 pm
    The U.S. hopes to boost a faltering program for training moderate Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, but it will not compromise on the standards it has used to weed out problematic volunteers, Pentagon leaders said Wednesday.
  • Emails show top officials aware of Clinton's private address
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 1:32 pm
    Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department late Tuesday night.
  • FACT CHECK: When Chris Christie tells it like it isn't
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 1:20 pm
    Chris Christie certainly tells it like he sees it. That's not to say he always tells it like it is.
  • Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 12:44 pm
    One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect -- the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened.
  • Bush likely earned less, paid higher tax rate than Clintons
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 12:36 pm
    In the first presidential race since Democrats cast the GOP nominee as an out-of-touch millionaire, Republican Jeb Bush is aggressively trying to flip the script.
  • Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 12:12 pm
    Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot."