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  • U.S. lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

    NEW YORK – The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.
    April 27, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • Loretta Lynch sworn in as new U.S. attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law en ...
    April 27, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • What’s at stake in Supreme Court gay marriage arguments?

    WASHINGTON – Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to ...
    April 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy

    WASHINGTON – The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's relianc ...
    April 24, 2015 - 6:58 pm
  • Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of delay.
    April 23, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

    NEW YORK – For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably the presidential hop ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Obama says he takes full responsibility for hostage deaths

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Thursday he takes "full responsibility" for a U.S. counterterrorism mission that inadvertently killed an Amer ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Hello? 8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

    WASHINGTON – The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from t ...
    April 22, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • GOP spokesman: Benghazi report may slip into 2016

    WASHINGTON – A Republican-led committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham C ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow

    WASHINGTON – Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Human trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote

    WASHINGTON – Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday to move forward on a stalled human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote on President Bar ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Jeb Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking t ...
    April 21, 2015 - 8:36 am
  • Campaigning Hillary Clinton says economy has 'stalled out'

    KEENE, N.H. – Hillary Rodham Clinton has a dismal assessment of the U.S. economy. She says it's "stalled out."
    April 20, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Five takeaways from GOP hopefuls' New Hampshire happening

    NASHUA, N.H. – Republican presidential candidates and hopefuls were in New Hampshire this weekend for a party conference, the first gathering of its k ...
    April 19, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff

    NASHUA, N.H. – Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Rep ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:48 am
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