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US Mayors address top priorities

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors in partnership with The Boston University Initiative on Cities, with the support of Citi, today released the...

Gay Army Secretary Nominee Steps Aside, Citing GOP Delay

By Nathan James Eric Fanning, nominated by President Obama in September as the first openly gay Secretary of the Army, has "temporarily" stepped aside as...

Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last Year

Medicare’s spending on drugs to treat hepatitis C soared more than 15 fold from 2013 to 2014 as new breakthroughs came to the market,...

What Can Be Done Right Now to Fix the Legal System...

America’s out-of-date, unfair laws for collecting debts could be dramatically improved by these simple steps. By Paul Kiel Laws governing debt collection lawsuits and garnishments are...

‘Black Lives Matter’ Pushes to End Police Brutality

By Chris Simkins NEWARK, NEW JERSEY — The Black Lives Matter movement is renewing its call to end police brutality and pushing for criminal justice...

Obama Hosts Xi at White House

By Mary Alice Salinas WHITE HOUSE — The United States welcomed Chinese President Xi to the White House Friday with full honors, including a 21-gun...

Obama Names First-Ever Gay Nominee For Army Secretary

By Nathan James President Obama, in an historic announcement, has named Eric Fanning, the openly gay, Acting Undersecretary of the Army, to lead that branch...

Joe Biden ‘cannot say’ if he will run for US president

US Vice-President Joe Biden says he does not know if he has the "emotional energy" to run for president. Mr Biden said at a foreign...

Former President Carter Has Cancer

Former President Jimmy Carter announced Wednesday that he has cancer, discovered recently during liver surgery. Carter, 90, announced the diagnosis in a short statement. He...

FBI Joining Probe in Police Killing of Unarmed Texas Teen

  By Chris Hannas WASHINGTON— Police in the southern U.S. state of Texas have asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI - to help their investigation...