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  • *Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case.

  • MANASSAS, Va.— Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years— the latest private-sector commitment to her campaign to help veterans. Microsoft Corp., Cisco and Oracle are among firms making the commitment, she said. Obama said at Micron Technology, a...

  • Biden visits Philadelphia to highlight energy plan Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 2:37 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— The White House on Tuesday released a long-term energy plan designed to fight climate change, modernize power plants and find other ways to ensure the nation a steady supply of safe, clean energy. Vice President Joe Biden in a visit to Philadelphia on Tuesday called the nation's infrastructure "incredibly outdated" and said it must be fixed to...

  • SAO PAULO, March 24- The Obama administration has again invited Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas. The dust-up led one former top aide to President Barack Obama to describe Brazil and the United...

  • MUNICH, Feb 7- Germany's Angela Merkel said on Saturday that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve the crisis there, drawing sharp rebukes from U.S. politicians who accused Berlin of turning its back on an ally in distress. The heated exchanges at a security conference in Munich pointed to cracks in the transatlantic...

  • Real beneficiaries of 529 tax? The debate is on Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 3:53 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks on December 11, 2014 in Washington.

    President Obama's proposed tax on 529 college savings accounts is stirring up debate about whether it would help or hurt the middle class.

  • Pay raise or pink slip? The min. wage divide Saturday, 3 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Fast food workers and activists demonstrate outside McDonald's downtown flagship restaurant on May 15, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Millions of workers just got a pay raise, but there's a gulf between those who think wage policies will help or hurt the economy.

  • OMISALJ, Croatia, Dec 10- Spurred by the demise of Russia's South Stream gas pipeline project, Croatia has revived a decade-old idea of building a liquefied natural gas import terminal at the deepwater oil port of Omisalj on the island of Krk. But the Ukraine crisis and the collapse of South Stream have refocused minds in central and eastern European nations on...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. Among possible Republican candidates, Romney's 19 percent put him ahead of former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 11 percent, New...

  • ISTANBUL, Nov 24- Turkey and the United States smoothed over some differences in the fight against Islamic State during a weekend visit by U.S. Turkey has been a reluctant partner in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, refusing to take a frontline military role despite its 1,200 km border with Iraq and Syria and thereby intensifying Western concern...

  • Separately, Poroshenko also announced that Lithuania would provide Ukraine with some military aid to help Kiev in its fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country. It was not clear, however, if Lithuania was following fellow NATO member the United States in providing non-lethal military equipment or whether it was supplying weaponry-...

  • US, Turkey stay at odds over ISIS, Syria Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    Top officials from the U.S. and Turkey emerged from a meeting offering no indication that the two countries had bridged their differences.

  • Midterms changed few minds: NBC-WSJ poll Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks about immigration reform in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 30, 2014, in Washington.

    A NBC-Wall Street Journal survey showed that just 25 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction, same as in June.

  • BRASILIA, Nov 17- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, who canceled a White House trip last year in anger over U.S. spying revelations, now wants to improve ties and reschedule the state visit- but some U.S. officials warn it might not be that easy. A debate in Washington over whether and when to re-extend the invitation to Rousseff reflects persistent diplomatic...

  • Hot politician? Depends on your party bias Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

    Voters generally find candidates associated with their political party are more attractive, reports Today Show.

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 31- Mexico and its main construction companies could help carry out a plan to spur economic growth and jobs in Central America to stem illegal immigration to the United States, a senior Mexican government official said on Friday. Struggling to stop a record flood of child migrants to the United States earlier this year, Guatemala, Honduras and El...

  • Joe Biden's foul-mouthed joke draws laughs at Harvard

    Vice President Joe Biden used a choice word to describe his job Thursday night during an event at Harvard University's Institute of Politics.

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    Vice President Joe Biden tells Harvard students his job can be a "b****."

  • Obama pledges to support new Iraqi government Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:12 PM ET

    President Barack Obama pledged to support Iraqi President Fouad Massoum and newly nominated prime minister-designate Haider Abadi.

  • White House: New US, Europe sanctions on Russia Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Ukraine at the White House in Washington, on March 17, 2014.

    The U.S. will join the European Union this week in slapping new economic sanctions on Russia for its continued support of separatists in Ukraine.