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The area of Boylston Street after two explosions occurred along the final stretch of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

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The area of Boylston Street after two explosions occurred along the final stretch of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

Boston Bombing Spurs Internet Tracking

As officials continue to pursue suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, the highest-profile act of terror in the U.S. since the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City and the Pentagon in 2001, individuals are taking to the Internet in efforts to identify potential...

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Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., makes notes on some papers as he sits on the Senate steps.

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Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., makes notes on some papers as he sits on the Senate steps.

Best-Funded House Members: Top-Ten Hold $25 Million

The House Ways and Means Committee is widely viewed as an A-list panel because of an expansive jurisdiction that includes tax, trade and health policy. Another advantage: committee members can also raise substantial campaign funds from the many companies that...

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Home sales at the River Valley Highlands neighborhood in Lancaster, Ohio.

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Home sales at the River Valley Highlands neighborhood in Lancaster, Ohio.

Home-buying? Forgo College

If you want to own a house, it may pay to be less educated. Homeownership rates among 30-year-olds with student debt plunged in 2012 more than for those without, according to an analysis published today by researchers at the New...

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New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, shown here speaking prior to a panel on Gun Violence on April 3, 2013 in New York.

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New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, shown here speaking prior to a panel on Gun Violence on April 3, 2013 in New York.

New York Takes Steps Toward Disclosure of Nonprofit Donors

Nonprofits that spend millions on political campaigns are attracting increased scrutiny from the federal government, and lawmakers of both parties are looking at legislation to require disclosure. New York state officials on their own are moving toward requring such groups to...

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Immigrants stand during the playing of the National Anthem at a U.S. naturalization ceremony in New York, on April 17, 2013 at 26 Federal Plaza.

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Immigrants stand during the playing of the National Anthem at a U.S. naturalization ceremony in New York, on April 17, 2013 at 26 Federal Plaza.

U.S. Chamber Spearheads Effort to Pass Immigration Bill

Supporters of the new immigration bill are undertaking efforts to push the measure through Congress and onto the president’s desk. Tom Donohue, president the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest business lobby, said the proposal meets the goals of ...

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An official walks past a hazardous materials response team truck outside a mail sorting facility April 16, 2013 in Hyattsville, Maryland

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An official walks past a hazardous materials response team truck outside a mail sorting facility April 16, 2013 in Hyattsville, Maryland

Carney: Boston, Letters Unconnected

Fear and loathing has gripped certain corners of Washington. Where a letter laced with suspected ricin showed up at a mail-sorting facility this week —  addressed to a senator. And where a letter with a “suspicious substance” was found at...

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Rand Paul Eyes 2016 as Reaching Out on Immigration, Race

It’s never too early for prospective presidential contenders to court their party’s core voters, and Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky batted his eyelashes a bit today at a breakfast with reporters in Washington. He is “considering it,” the Tea...

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Republican Immigration ‘Hall Pass’ — 2016 and 2014 Explain it All

Early this morning, a bipartisan group of eight senators who have been working behind closed doors for months on the sort of comprehensive immigration overhaul that President Barack Obama has been seeking filed their bill in the Senate. Later this...

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