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Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2014 file photo Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell speaks in Manassas, Va. The Obama administration Monday announced a plan to shift Medicare payments it makes to hospitals and doctors so they reward quality over volume. Officials said they hoped the m…

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Low inflation likely to keep Fed 'patient' about a rate hike

Low inflation likely to keep Fed 'patient' about a rate hike

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks with reporters at the Federal Reserve in Washington. The Federal Reserve ended 2014 with a pledge to be “patient” in raising interest rates from record lows. The way things are going, its patience may endure f…

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Hagel disputes Iraq leader's weapons, training complaints

Hagel disputes Iraq leader's weapons, training complaints

Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gestures during a news conference at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Hagel disputes Iraq leader's weapons, training complaints

Hagel disputes Iraq leader's weapons, training complaints

Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel walks to a podium for a news conference at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

January 22, 2015 12:56 pmLoading…
Hagel disputes Iraq leader's weapons, training complaints

Hagel disputes Iraq leader's weapons, training complaints

Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calls on a reporter during a news conference at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Hagel disputes Iraq leader's weapons, training complaints

Hagel disputes Iraq leader's weapons, training complaints

Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

January 22, 2015 12:56 pmLoading…
Atomic Scientists: We're getting even closer to doomsday

Atomic Scientists: We're getting even closer to doomsday

Climate scientist Richard Somerville, a member, Science and Security Board, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, unveils the new Doomsday Clock in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The clock advanced two minutes, an indication of how near the Earth is to destruction (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Atomic Scientists: We're getting even closer to doomsday

Atomic Scientists: We're getting even closer to doomsday

Climate scientist Richard Somerville, member, Science and Security Board, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, right, unveils the new Doomsday Clock, accompanied by Sivan Kartha, member, Science and Security Board, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and senior scientists at the Stockholm Enviro…

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John McCain

John McCain

Cliff Owen / The Associated PressSen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the new Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, opens a hearing to examine national security strategy. McCain warned Wednesday that threats against the U.S. persist, despite remarks by President Obama.

January 21, 2015 3:01 pm
Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

Audiovisual Technician Patrick Mack, Sr. starts to breakdown the NCAA's Autonomy Business Session's signage at the conclusion of the meeting, during the final day of NCAA Convention in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The five most powerful and wealthiest conferences in college sport…

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Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

Ty Darlington, University of Oklahoma offensive lineman and student delegate, speaks with reporters following the NCAA's Autonomy Business Session during the final day of NCAA Convention in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The five most powerful and wealthiest conferences in college …

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Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford speaks with reporters at the NCAA's Autonomy Business Session during the final day of the NCAA Convention in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The five most powerful and wealthiest conferences in college sports passed NCAA legislati…

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Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

Southeastern Conference executive associate commissioner Greg Sankey attends the NCAA's Autonomy Business Session during the final day of the NCAA Convention in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The five most powerful and wealthiest conferences in college sports passed NCAA legislatio…

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Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

Delegates to the NCAA's Autonomy Business Session talk at the meeting 's conclusion, during the final day of the NCAA Convention in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The five most powerful and wealthiest conferences in college sports passed NCAA legislation that increases the value of…

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Penn Staters, victim advocates don't embrace NCAA over deal

Penn Staters, victim advocates don't embrace NCAA over deal

Division 1 board of directors members Harris Pastides, left, University of South Carolina and Kirk Schulz, right, Kansas State University president, listen as NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks with reporters during a news conference at the NCAA Convention in Oxon Hill, Md., Friday, Jan. 16, …

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Penn Staters, victim advocates don't embrace NCAA over deal

Penn Staters, victim advocates don't embrace NCAA over deal

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks with reporters during a news conference at the NCAA Convention in Oxon Hill, Md., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. The NCAA announced Friday, a settlement with Penn State that will give the school back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation sca…

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Penn Staters, victim advocates don't embrace NCAA over deal

Penn Staters, victim advocates don't embrace NCAA over deal

Division 1 board of directors member Harris Pastides, left, University of South Carolina president, and NCAA President Mark Emmert depart a news conference at the NCAA Convention in Oxon Hill, Md., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. The NCAA announced Friday, a settlement with Penn State that will give …

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NCAA agrees to restore wins to Penn State, title to Paterno

NCAA agrees to restore wins to Penn State, title to Paterno

Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, right, a member of the Division 1 board of directors, right, speaks with reporters, as NCAA President Mark Emmert, center, and fellow board member Harris Pastides, University of South Carolina president look on, during a news conference at the N…

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NCAA agrees to restore wins to Penn State, title to Paterno

NCAA agrees to restore wins to Penn State, title to Paterno

NCAA President Mark Emmert, left, and Division 1 board of directors member Kirk Schulz, Kansas State University president, speak with reporters during a news conference at the NCAA Convention in Oxon Hill, Md., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. The NCAA announced Friday, a settlement with Penn State th…

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Ex-committee member: 4 is right number for college playoff

Ex-committee member: 4 is right number for college playoff

Oliver Luck speaks with members of the media at the NCAA Convention in Oxon, Md., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Former West Virginia athletic director and selection committee member Oliver Luck says the College Football Playoff should stay at four. Now with the NCAA, Luck says it should be hard to …

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Ex-committee member: 4 is right number for college playoff

Ex-committee member: 4 is right number for college playoff

Oliver Luck speaks with members of the media at the NCAA Convention in Oxon, Md., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Former West Virginia athletic director and selection committee member Oliver Luck says the College Football Playoff should stay at four. Now with the NCAA, Luck says it should be hard to …

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Ex-committee member: 4 is right number for college playoff

Ex-committee member: 4 is right number for college playoff

Oliver Luck speaks with members of the media at the NCAA Convention in Oxon, Md., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Former West Virginia athletic director and selection committee member Oliver Luck says the College Football Playoff should stay at four. Now with the NCAA, Luck says it should be hard to …

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Ex-committee member: 4 is right number for college playoff

Ex-committee member: 4 is right number for college playoff

Oliver Luck speaks with members of the media at the NCAA Convention in Oxon, Md., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Former West Virginia athletic director and selection committee member Oliver Luck says the College Football Playoff should stay at four. Now with the NCAA, Luck says it should be hard to …

January 16, 2015 3:55 pmLoading…
Ex-committee member: 4 is right number for college playoff

Ex-committee member: 4 is right number for college playoff

Oliver Luck speaks with members of the media at the NCAA Convention in Oxon, Md., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Former West Virginia athletic director and selection committee member Oliver Luck says the College Football Playoff should stay at four. Now with the NCAA, Luck says it should be hard to …

January 16, 2015 3:55 pmLoading…
Homeland Security chief: Visa waivers fears to be addressed

Homeland Security chief: Visa waivers fears to be addressed

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks in Arlington, Va. Johnson said Friday he's concerned that terrorists might use the visa waiver program to get into the United States through countries with which the U.S. has friendly relations, and his d…

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Hagel on farewell tour to promote next-gen bomber

Hagel on farewell tour to promote next-gen bomber

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at the Pentagon. Hagel is opening a farewell tour to thank troops for their service as he prepares to turn over his duties to Ashton Carter, who is expected to be confirmed by the Senate sometime in February. Hagel …

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Holidays around the world

Holidays around the world

The National Christmas tree can be seen behind the national menorah after the menorah was lit during the annual national menorah lighting ceremony marking the start of the celebration of Hanukkah, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

December 17, 2014 1:27 pm
Biden marks start of Hanukkah in Washington

Biden marks start of Hanukkah in Washington

Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Washington after the national menorah is lit during a ceremony marking the start of Hanukkah. “Jewish heritage is American heritage,” Biden said.

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Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

With his iconic N.Y. Jets letterman's jacket beside him, actor Fred Savage from the award-winning TV series: "The Wonder Years" speaks during a ceremony to donate memorabilia to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Savage played Kevin Ar…

December 04, 2014 3:44 pm
John Boehner

John Boehner

Foto AP / Cliff OwenEl legislador republicano John Boehner, presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, habla durante una conferencia de prensa en el Capitolio el jueves 6 de noviembre de 2014, en Washington D.C.

November 07, 2014 9:26 am
John Boehner

John Boehner

El legislador republicano John Boehner, presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, habla durante una conferencia de prensa en el Capitolio, el jueves 6 de noviembre de 2014, en Washington. (Foto AP/Cliff Owen)

November 06, 2014 5:32 pm
William Mayville

William Mayville

El general del Ejército William Mayville, Jr., director de Director of Operaciones J3, habla sobre las operaciones en Siria el martes 23 de septiembre de 2014 durante una conferencia de prensa en el Pentágono. (Foto AP/Cliff Owen)

September 23, 2014 4:55 pm
Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

A flag carrier of the Army's 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, waits with the Republic of Guinea flag at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, for the arrival of Republic of Guinea Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana who will be attending the US - Africa Leaders Summit.…

August 02, 2014 12:46 pm
Congressional hearing on VA

Congressional hearing on VA

A panel of witnesses from the Department of Veterans Affairs, foreground, testify to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing to review the Veterans Benefits Administrations progress in ending its disability compensation claims backlog by 2015 on Capitol Hill on Monday.

July 14, 2014 8:42 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks at the second day of the State Department's 'Our Ocean' conference at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world by protecting a massive stretch of the Pacific…

June 19, 2014 3:21 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Secretary of State John Kerry talks with actor Leonardo DiCaprio after they both spoke at the second day of the State Department's 'Our Ocean' conference at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in …

June 19, 2014 3:21 pm
Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey

United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring a goal during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal soccer match against Jamaica on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at RFK Stadium in Washington. The United States won 2-0. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

June 11, 2014 11:38 am
Top VA health official resigns under fire

Top VA health official resigns under fire

In this May 15, 2014, photo, Veterans Affairs Undersecretary Robert Petzel testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 15, 2014, before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing to examine the state of Veterans Affairs health care. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says…

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Benghazi Attack

Benghazi Attack

FILE - In this May 8, 2013, file photo, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., questions a witness during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's hearing on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Obama administration and House Democrats said May 5, 2014, they were undecided about whethe…

May 07, 2014 3:48 pm
EEUU-BENGASI-INVESTIGACION

EEUU-BENGASI-INVESTIGACION

Fotografía de archivo del 8 de mayo de 2013 del representante Trey Gowdy, republicano por Carolina del Sur, mientras hace una pregunta a un testigo durante una audiencia de la Comisión para la Supervisión y Reforma del Gobierno de la Cámara de Representantes sobre el ataque en Bengasi, en el…

May 06, 2014 10:48 am
Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio

FILE - In this March 6, 2014, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md. Pitching himself as an ally to Silicon Valley, Rubio proposed in an appearance on Monday, March 10, 2014, giving cellphone compa…

March 11, 2014 9:59 am
Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll

Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll

Referring to Democrats, Sarah Palin exhorted women not to be a “piece of accessory on their arm” at the annual CPAC conference on Saturday. 

March 08, 2014 5:40 pm
Governors: Legalized pot buzz just smoke

Governors: Legalized pot buzz just smoke

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper talks to reporters at the National Governor’s Association winter meeting Saturday.

February 22, 2014 3:14 pm
Obama admin pot policy dazed, confusing to many

Obama admin pot policy dazed, confusing to many

Michael Botticelli, deputy director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, before the House Government Operations subcommittee hearing to examine the administration's marijuana policy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

February 04, 2014 4:34 pmLoading…
Post-shutdown, pragmatism is in

Post-shutdown, pragmatism is in

Virginia Democratic Sens. Mark Warner, left, and Tim Kaine, right, celebrate the victory of Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe, center, at a post-vote party in Tysons Corner, Va.

November 06, 2013 5:07 pmLoading…
Christie cruises in NJ, McAuliffe wins VA

Christie cruises in NJ, McAuliffe wins VA

Virginia Democratic Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe address his supporters at a victory party in Tysons Corner, Va. He’s accompanied by his daughter Dori, 21, and son Jack, 20.

November 05, 2013 9:27 pm
FAA seeks to make pilot training more realistic to limit crashes

FAA seeks to make pilot training more realistic to limit crashes

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta speaks during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013,where is was announced that the government is issuing new airline pilot training requirements to address safety issues rais…

November 05, 2013 5:05 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Singer Chris Brown is surrounded by bodyguards as he departs the H. Carl Moultriel courthouse Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Washington. A charge against the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer has been reduced to a misdemeanor and he was ordered released after his arrest Sunday following an alte…

October 31, 2013 6:28 pm

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