First Lady Michelle Obama -- who has made veterans issues a hallmark of her tenure -- will take the administration’s efforts at ending homelessness among veterans to the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness.

President Barack Obama’s call for a ceasefire to Israel’s assault in Gaza got him nowhere. Secretary of State John Kerry returned to the U.S. empty-handed after a try at a truce, amid a volley of ridicule from the Israelis.

- The Department of Health and Human Services failed to properly plan and oversee development of the federal health insurance marketplace despite tight deadlines, ever-changing requirements and the complex nature of the project, according to new congressional testimony released on Wednesday.

Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians who’d sought shelter from fighting in a UN school and 17 more died in an airstrike on a street market on Wednesday, the Gaza health ministry said, in a day of violence that prompted criticism from the White House and expressions of outrage from the United Nations.

A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced legislation to streamline how colleges handle cases of sexual assault.

Citing the improving economy and a firming jobs markets, the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it was again trimming its monthly purchases of government and mortgage bonds by another $10 billion and is on pace to end the program this year.

The accusations that Russia bears the blame for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane by a surface-to-air missile over eastern Ukraine nearly two weeks ago leaves a key question still hanging: Will the already-troubled investigation produce any definitive word on who should be declared the responsible party?

Will the GOP’s number-two on the 2012 ticket look to head it in 2016?

A top civilian appeals court on Friday bluntly rejected efforts by alleged military sexual assault victims to sue former officials.

The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Friday, July 25:

Citing South Florida’s unique view on climate change, a Broward County commissioner told a Senate panel Tuesday that the issue is one of the most pressing the region now faces _ and that local governments will help usher in necessary changes.

U.S. military officials and German authorities are investigating a possible security breach after the body of a young man was found inside the wheel well of a C-130 transport plane at Ramstein Air Base.

KANSAS CITY, Mo.-President Barack Obama feasted on working-class delicacies in Kansas City Tuesday night as he sought to bond with people unaccustomed to having the ear of the most powerful man in the world.

KANSAS CITY, Mo.-President Barack Obama landed at Kansas City International Airport shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday, where Mayor Sly James waited to greet him.

President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday slapped their toughest sanctions yet on Russia’s energy, arms and finance sectors to protests Russian involvement in Ukraine. But the measures stopped short of steps that might inflict damage on Western economies.

Argentina officials met Tuesday with a mediator in New York in a last-ditch move to resolve a dispute with American creditors that has the South American nation on the brink of default, a development that would have dire consequences for the already struggling Argentine economy.

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Tuesday to halt the federal government’s bulk collection of American’s telephone and Internet information.

After nearly two years of sending conflicting signals on the legalization of marijuana, the Obama administration finds itself under increased pressure from all sides to deliver a consistent message on where it stands.

Mark Ransdell and seven fellow firefighters died without federal benefits 11 years ago on their way home from battling an Idaho blaze.

Elizabeth Warren’s pugnacious battle against Wall Street titans and her impassioned defense of liberal touchstones have fans swooning.

This summer the dull-sounding technology term “network neutrality” prompted street protests and viral web campaigns, crashing the Federal Communications Commission’s website with a record-breaking flood of over a million comments from the public.

House and Senate negotiators late Monday night approved a $17 billion compromise deal to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs to better enable VA patients in receiving care in a timely fashion.

A full federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld mandatory country of origin labels for meat and related products.

China’s state media reported Tuesday that dozens of people have been killed in the western province of Xinjiang, where police and Muslim Uighurs have clashed increasingly over the last half year.

The cost of waiting to act on climate change would be enormous and would grow rapidly with each passing year, the White House says in a new report coming out Tuesday.

Again and again for more than five years, police, sheriff’s deputies and moon-suited hazardous material teams rushed to respond to the discovery of hundreds of letters mailed from northern Texas to government offices, schools, aerospace companies and even foreign targets, each containing a mysterious white powder.

The Pentagon has shipped Afghan security forces tens of thousands of excessive AK-47 assault rifles and other weapons since 2004 and many have gone missing, raising concerns that they’ve fallen into the hands of Taliban or other insurgent rebels.

China’s Communist Party has placed under investigation the highest-ranking official yet to be ensnared in its corruption crackdown, Zhou Yongkang, former security chief and oil czar.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has inched ahead of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in their battle for a Senate seat, but the race remains too close to call.

The U.S. military filmed troops searching captives’ Qurans inside Guantánamo’s prison building for cooperative captives — an episode blamed for sparking the prison’s long-running hunger strike, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

Appellate judges on Monday struck down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban, further teeing up the marriage equality question for final resolution by the Supreme Court.

In southern Baghdad Saturday, a federal police commander was expounding to a visiting reporter on the controls the government exercises over resurgent Shiite Muslim militias to prevent them from intimidating Sunni civilians.

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has added five schools to a list of 71 colleges under investigation for their handling of campus sexual assault.

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has added five schools to a list of 71 colleges under investigation for their handling of campus sexual assault.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has edged ahead of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes for the first time in a Bluegrass Poll, though the race remains a toss up.

House and Senate negotiators unveiled a $17 billion compromise plan Monday to repair a Department of Veterans Affairs mired in controversy over delayed patient care and agency efforts to conceal the problem.

Only four days after the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, N.C., closed its doors for good on July 1, Portia Gibbs suffered a heart attack in neighboring Hyde County, which has no doctors or hospitals.

Evidence from the black box of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 indicates that shrapnel from an exploding missile ripped through the passenger jet, causing a “massive explosive decompression” that led to the crash and death of 298 passengers and crew, a Ukrainian government official said Monday.

In the months since the United States imposed sanctions on Russian businesses and close associates of President Vladimir Putin’s, an odd thing has happened: U.S. exports to Russia have risen.

The disability-insurance program administered by the Social Security Administration faces a depletion of reserves in 2016, absent changes to funding, and incoming revenues will fund only 80 percent of promised benefits, a new government report said Monday.

A protest by a small two-way radio manufacturer has stalled an FBI plan to hand a sole-source contract worth up to $500 million to emergency communications giant Motorola Solutions Inc., mainly to upgrade the bureau’s 30-year-old network.

Recent revelations of the U.S. government’s pervasive surveillance program and its crackdown on leaks are making it increasingly difficult for American journalists and lawyers to do their jobs, the advocacy group Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said in a report released Monday.

Disaster struck the world 100 years ago this week, leading to millions of deaths, wrecking cities, ripping old nations apart and creating new ones, overturning empires and the monarchs that led them, sweeping away traditional customs and values, and changing the world in ways that still affect us today. But why should we care about something that happened a century ago?

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are taking their controversial power plant rule to the people this week, with a series of public hearings that could generate 1,600 comments.

Sergey Sapsay showed up early at Olympic Stadium Sunday to hang a banner honoring the owner of the soccer club he supports, Oleg Babaev.

With Libya facing its highest levels of violence since its 2011 uprising, the United States drove its embassy staff and military personnel Saturday to neighboring Tunisia with U.S. military escorts flying overhead.

The CIA obtained a confidential email to Congress about alleged whistleblower retaliation related to the Senate’s classified report on the agency’s harsh interrogation program, triggering fears that the CIA has been intercepting the communications of officials who handle whistleblower cases.

The CIA obtained a confidential email to Congress about alleged whistleblower retaliation related to the Senate’s classified report on the agency’s harsh interrogation program, triggering fears that the CIA has been intercepting the communications of officials who handle whistleblower cases.

President Barack Obama pushed the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador on Friday to find ways to keep their country’s children from fleeing here illegally and creating a crisis on the southern border.

The Iraqi government Friday confirmed that Russia has begun delivery of attack helicopters and warplanes as part of an arms deal intended to bolster the foundering military effort to retake the nearly half of Iraq lost this year to Islamist militants.

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