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A guard in front of the White House on Jan. 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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A guard in front of the White House on Jan. 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Government Shutdown: Cruise (without the z) Control

The federal government shut down today. And Ted Cruz had nothing to do with it. Rather, a winter storm warning and forecast of up to seven inches of snow shut down Washington before the business day even started, coming out...

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Fast-food workers and supporters rally for a raise in the minimum wage in Los Angeles, on Aug. 29, 2013

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Fast-food workers and supporters rally for a raise in the minimum wage in Los Angeles, on Aug. 29, 2013

Minimum Wage: 2014 Mantra

You’ll be hearing a lot about the $7.25 an hour that federal law guarantees many workers in America this year. A lot about raising it, as many states already have done. And a lot of reasons why that’s a bad...

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright star in "House of Cards."

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright star in "House of Cards."

Obama’s ‘House of Cards’ Cameo: Netflix Invitational

A lot of high-tech talent was in the house today. The White House. And the president had a question for  Reed Hastings, the co-founder and CEO of Netflix: “I’m just wondering if you brought advance copies of House of Cards?”...

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Non-GMO food labels.

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Non-GMO food labels.

Gene-Altered Food Labeling: Oregon Passage Possible After Washington?

Advocates of labeling requirements for genetically modified foods hope to pass a ballot initiative in Oregon after big spending by food groups helped sink a similar effort last month in next-door Washington state. Initiative 522 failed by 51 percent to...

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Decorations featuring Norwegian expressionist artist Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' as workers construct the annual Norwegian Christmas tree at Union Station in Washington, DC, on Dec. 2, 2013.

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Decorations featuring Norwegian expressionist artist Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' as workers construct the annual Norwegian Christmas tree at Union Station in Washington, DC, on Dec. 2, 2013.

Washington 2013: ‘The Scream’

To top off a year in Washington with a Navy Yard shooting, partial government shutdown and health-care website meltdown, a Christmas tree with 700 “screams” may speak to the most jaded Washingtonians. For 16 years, the Union Station tree has...

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A pro-choice escort waits at the doors of a Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC.

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A pro-choice escort waits at the doors of a Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC.

McAuliffe Thanks Planned Parenthood

Terry McAuliffe credits Planned Parenthood for helping deliver his victory in Virginia’s governor’s race, in which the women’s vote was a key factor. “I would not have been standing on that stage last night without you,” the governor-elect told the...

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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is escorted by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) after testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is escorted by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) after testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Same-Sex Marriage at Supreme Court: Justice O’Connor Presiding

There was no bell tower. Yet at the courthouse where gay Americans have won greater conjugal rights, vows were made today. And Justice Sandra Day O’Connor presided. The same-sex wedding conducted at the Supreme Court united Jeffrey Trammell and Stuart...

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