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People photograph the Roman numerals for NFL Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 1, 2013, in New Orleans.

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People photograph the Roman numerals for NFL Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 1, 2013, in New Orleans.

Cosell Predicts Ravens in Super Bowl

Greg Cosell, senior producer at NFL Films Inc. and nephew of the legendary ABC sportscaster Howard Cosell, successfully predicted the New York Giants’ upset of the New England Patriots in last year’s Super Bowl. This year, Cosell says, the Baltimore...

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Steven Chu at the Department of the Interior in Washington.

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Steven Chu at the Department of the Interior in Washington.

Energy’s Chu: Success Requires Failure

And another thing… Perhaps brevity is elusive for a man who once held the Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor of Physics and Applied Physics chair at Stanford University and is credited with producing one of the earliest atomic physics confirmations...

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Americans for Prosperity Group activists attend a rally in Manhattan on Sept. 20, 2012 in New York City.

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Americans for Prosperity Group activists attend a rally in Manhattan on Sept. 20, 2012 in New York City.

Anti-Obama Nonprofit Calls Out Pro-Obama Nonprofit: ‘Hypocrisy’

President Barack Obama has made it clear that he despises the tax-exempt nonprofit groups that play in politics. Yet now his own campaign is becoming one of them. The nonprofit Americans for Prosperity — a frequent target of Obama’s criticism...

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Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton poses for a photo after making her farewell address on Feb. 1, 2013 in Washington.

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Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton poses for a photo after making her farewell address on Feb. 1, 2013 in Washington.

Clinton’s Gonna Miss The Place — May Just Call ‘Ops’ to Talk

Hillary Clinton, former first lady, former senator from New York and now former secretary of state, bade farewell at Foggy Bottom today with a sentimental talk in the lobby. She’s gonna miss the place — and just may be calling...

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds up a cupcake decorated with his 9-9-9 economic plan before a speech at the National Press Club in this file photo.

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds up a cupcake decorated with his 9-9-9 economic plan before a speech at the National Press Club in this file photo.

Super-PACs Still Super With $5.4 Mln — Though `9-9-9′ Down to Last $100

One legacy of the 2012 presidential race: the super-political action committees it spawned. Weeks after the Nov. 6 election, those groups still had more than $5.4 million left to spend, Federal Election Commission reports due yesterday show. Each candidate —...

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Pfizer Inc.'s German headquarters in Berlin.

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Pfizer Inc.'s German headquarters in Berlin.

Pfizer, Aetna Help Both Parties Reload for Governors’ Races

Pfizer Inc. and Aetna Inc. were among the biggest donors to the Democratic Governors Association and the Republican Governors Association in the final weeks of 2012, as the political groups replenished their treasuries to prepare for 38 gubernatorial contests this...

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President Barack Obama Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the end of the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida.

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President Barack Obama Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the end of the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida.

Obama v Romney: $1.1 Bln v $1.1 Bln

The final campaign finance numbers are in, and it was a tie. When campaign and outside spending is taken into account, both President Barack Obama and his allies and Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his allies spent $1.1 billion on...

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Job seekers at a job fair in Southfield, Michigan.

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Job seekers at a job fair in Southfield, Michigan.

White House Warns of ‘Self-Inflicted’ Wounds for a Recovering Economy

The White House is taking today’s employment report as a sign that the economy is healing from “the wounds inflicted” by the worst downturn since the Great Depression, while warning Congress against creating any “self-inflicted wounds.” Such as the looming...

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Hillary Clinton listens to her introduction before delivering her final speech as Secretary of State at the Council on Foreign Relations on Jan. 31, 2013 in Washington.

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Hillary Clinton listens to her introduction before delivering her final speech as Secretary of State at the Council on Foreign Relations on Jan. 31, 2013 in Washington.

Washington Daybook: Once More Into the Breach

That shuffling sound you hear is Obama administration officials heading for the exits. Hillary Clinton wraps up her stint as secretary of state today with a speech to department staff. She has said she’s not interested in seeking higher office,...

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