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A girl with a water container among debris of destroyed houses in Tacloban, Leyte province on Dec. 7, 2013.

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A girl with a water container among debris of destroyed houses in Tacloban, Leyte province on Dec. 7, 2013.

Typhoon Tax Break: Still Time for Aid

Taxpayers who haven’t filed their 2013 income tax returns yet have a rare chance this year to get a last-minute deduction. Normally, Americans can claim deductions for charitable contributions made through Dec. 31, a deadline that typically spurs a flurry...

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Senate Aging: Will You Still Re-Elect Us When We’re 64?

Frank Lautenberg’s passing spotlights some obvious generational changes that have been occurring in the Senate for several years. Yet dig a little deeper, and something counter-intuitive emerges. As Bloomberg’s Greg Giroux noted yesterday upon word of Lautenberg’s death at age 89, the New Jersey Democrat...

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When the 113th Congress is sworn in on January 3, it will have a record-breaking number of female senators, the most in history. "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer gathered nearly all the women for an exclusive conversation in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room.

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When the 113th Congress is sworn in on January 3, it will have a record-breaking number of female senators, the most in history. "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer gathered nearly all the women for an exclusive conversation in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room.

Twenty Female Senators Break Congressional Gender Gap Record

Today, 20 women make history. When they are sworn in to the 113th Congress at noon, America’s female senators will comprise the largest-ever class of women in the upper chamber. The 20 senators (three more than in the 112th Congress)...

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, right, with state Rep. Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson, as they react to the Supreme Court ruling that has upheld the Affordable Care Act, on June 28, 2012, at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, right, with state Rep. Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson, as they react to the Supreme Court ruling that has upheld the Affordable Care Act, on June 28, 2012, at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.

First Openly Bisexual Congress Member Will Record Another First

Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat who won a squeaker in the Nov. 6 election for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona, already has gained attention because when she gets sworn into office in early January, she will become the first openly bisexual...

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