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  • Students ask Education Department to discharge college debt

    WASHINGTON – Almost 12,000 students are asking the federal government to discharge their college loan debt, asserting that their school either closed ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 8:18 am
  • U.S. offers $10 million in grants for railroad crossing fixes

    BILLINGS, Mont. – U.S. transportation officials on Wednesday offered $10 million in grants for states to upgrade highway-rail crossings and tracks in ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

    WASHINGTON – Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats cl ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Clerk in Kentucky gay marriage fight: 'A heaven or hell decision'

    MOREHEAD, Ky. – Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • U.S. productivity up 3.3 percent in spring, labor costs fall

    WASHINGTON – U.S. productivity in the spring rose at the fastest pace since late 2013, while labor costs declined.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Sept. 2; Biden to test political waters in Florida

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 7:32 am
  • Clinton, aides stress protecting State Deptartment information in emails

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of – and occasionally frustrated by – the need to protect ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:05 am
  • McDonald's to launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6

    NEW YORK – If you’re one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald’s, hang on just a little longer: The chain says its ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Kentucky clerk, citing God, defies courts on gay marriage

    MOREHEAD, Ky. – Invoking “God’s authority,” a county clerk denied marriage licenses to gay couples again Tuesday in direct defiance of the federal cou ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and sayi ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Marco Rubio says nation doesn't need U.S. Education Department

    CARSON CITY, Nev. – Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department, arguing that its recommenda ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • 10 Things to Know for Sept. 1; Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 6:12 am
  • Suspect in Houston-area deputy's death had mental evaluation

    HOUSTON – The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, aut ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

    WASHINGTON – Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection wit ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • EU struggles for answers as migrant influx raises tensions

    BRUSSELS – French and German leaders reminded other European countries Monday of their shared responsibility toward refugees, as one official blamed h ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:01 pm
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