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Nelson Mandela, who led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule and served as his country’s first black president died
Eleven pilot whales die in strandings, but at least 35 others were seen at least 6 miles out to sea.
But House Democratic leaders said any deal should be accompanied by an extension of expiring unemployment benefits for 1.3 million workers.
They are strong-arming defendants into pleading guilty and over-punishing those who do not.
The president challenged agencies to get 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by fiscal year 2020.
The technical problem could affect tens of thousands of Medicaid applicants in 36 states.
The move comes after revelations about the National Security Agency and its foreign counterparts siphoning user information.
Help is arriving for longtime coal miners denied compensation benefits.
President Barack Obama urges young activists to keep promoting his signature insurance law.
President outlines an agenda that has little chance of becoming a reality.
Students in Pennsylvania have some highest student loan debt obligations in the nation.
The NSA inadvertently gathers the location records of "tens of millions of Americans who travel abroad.
Recordings of 911 calls from last year's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were released Wednesday.
Opponents of the health care law took their latest legal challenge to a court -- targeting subsidies to help low- and middle-income people.
The lawsuit involves a rabbi who says Northwest Airlines revoked his membership, saying he had abused it by making too many complaints.
That overall pattern has not changed much since Program for International Student Assessment was first administered in 2000.
The House voted Tuesday to extend a law banning firearms that can pass undetected through airport X-ray machine.
A federal judge ruled that Detroit can use bankruptcy to cut employee pensions, handling a defeat to the city's unions and retirees.
The transportation safety board says a train that derailed in New York City was traveling 82 mph as it approached a 30 mph zone.
Roughly one-third of enrollees so far might not get the coverage they're expecting next month, sources say.
Coal firms are waiting to sell their credits for captured methane into the California carbon market.
David Kwiatkowski was a traveling medical technician who stole painkillers and infected dozens of patients through tainted syringes.
A progress report noted improvements in website response time and stability, but that more work needs to be done.
Fewer than 60 public laws have been enacted in the first 11 months of this year -- the least productive session ever.
The actor is closely associated with the underground culture of street racing portrayed in the popular "Fast & Furious" film franchise.
It was the latest accident in a troubled year for the nation's second-biggest commuter railroad.
A new poll offers few reasons as to why Americans are choosing to eat worse.
The price of lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing has spiked this holiday season.
Shoppers, on average, were expected to spend $407.02 during the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, down 3.9 percent from last year.
But Black Friday is still expected to be the biggest shopping day of 2013.
The single-engine Cessna craft went down Friday evening in freezing rain in Alaska.
The "shes" and "hers" that dominate the language are keeping third-person company with "they," "ze" and other neutral alternatives.
U.S. businesses clamoring for Congress to wipe out special-interest tax breaks and use the proceeds to lower tax on corporate profits.
Key senior administration officials have advocated splitting the leadership of the NSA from that of the military's cyberwarfare command.
The president and first lady met with the group for about 30 minutes in a heated tent near the steps of the Capitol to discuss the
The push is driven largely by Democrats, who see it as an appeal to working-class Americans amid growing inequity.
Administration officials are preparing to announce Sunday that they have met their deadline today for improving HealthCare.gov.
Across the country, millions of Americans celebrated their blessings.
Nonprofit advocacy groups face new Internal Revenue Service rules governing their political activities.
A bad crop year and a growing appetite in China for the American-grown nut have resulted in the worst pecan supply in recent memory.
The study investigated how the agency imprisoned and harshly questioned suspected terrorists after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Leaders of Illinois' General Assembly announced they'd reached an agreement on how to solve the state's $100 billion pension problem.
The one-year delay was yet another setback for the rollout of the health care law.
The girls -- ages 17, 13 and 12 -- say they were imprisoned by their mother and stepfather for up to two years.
Denis McDonough's message: Time to change tactics, quit lamenting problems and start emphasizing the health care overhaul's benefits.
The Singapore-based contractor is accused of bribing U.S. Navy commanders with cash and prostitutes.
Her books tackled some of the harder aspects of childhood that often go unacknowledged: anger, grief, and loneliness.
He had a subtle and melodic approach that made him ideally suited for the refined, understated style that came to be known as cool jazz.
The effort is an attempt to reduce the role of loosely regulated big-money political outfits.
The CIA secretly trained some detainees as double agents, then sent them home.