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Employment may be factor in plan to rate US colleges

Employment may be factor in plan to rate US colleges

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., says he opposes using tax dollars to fund “a higher education popularity contest.”

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Politics, shotgun marriage in government, war loom in 2015

Politics, shotgun marriage in government, war loom in 2015

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, the statue atop the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial on the Capitol Hill is silhouetted by the Capitol dome in Washington. It may be only 2015 but the year ahead is likely to be filled with 2016 presidential politics. Plus, fights between Congress and Preside…

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Effort to draft Warren into '16 race lands in Iowa

Effort to draft Warren into '16 race lands in Iowa

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks in Washington. Liberal activists eager to draft Warren into a run for president are bringing their effort to Iowa, the pivotal early-voting state where there’s already well-established organizing effort in place _…

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Holidays around the world

Holidays around the world

Sophie DePoorter, 9, from front second from left to right, and her brother Christopher, 5, get their pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, during the lighting of the Christmas tree ceremony at the 17th Annual Norwegian Christmas at Union Station, in Washington, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. The …

December 17, 2014 1:36 pm
First lady wants sleep for Christmas, possibly PJs

First lady wants sleep for Christmas, possibly PJs

First lady Michelle Obama reads “Twas the night before Christmas” to patients, families, and staff at Children’s National Health System in Washington, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

December 15, 2014 3:24 pmLoading…
First lady wants sleep for Christmas, possibly PJs

First lady wants sleep for Christmas, possibly PJs

First lady Michelle Obama greets patients, families, and staff during a visit at the Children’s National Health System in Washington, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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First lady wants sleep for Christmas, possibly PJs

First lady wants sleep for Christmas, possibly PJs

First lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by the first family's pet dog Bo, black with white spot, and Sunny, visits patients, families, and staff today at Children’s National Health System in Washington, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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First lady wants sleep for Christmas, possibly PJs

First lady wants sleep for Christmas, possibly PJs

First lady Michelle Obama, assisted by Children’s National Health System President and CEO Kurt Newman, center, and Gavin Lindberg dressed as Santa Claus, greets patients, families, and staff during a visit at the Children’s National Health System in Washington, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Ph…

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First lady wants sleep for Christmas, possibly PJs

First lady wants sleep for Christmas, possibly PJs

First lady Michelle Obama greets patients, families, and staff during a visit at the Children’s National Health System in Washington, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. With the first lady are former patients, from left, Kyra DeStefano and Aaron Kirby from Upper Marlboro, Md. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Obamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert

Obamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert

President Barack Obama, center, and his family, first lady Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, second from right, and Malia Obama, right, greet children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. The first family is attending the taping of the annual 20…

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Obamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert

Obamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert

President Barack Obama, left, watches first lady Michelle Obama, gives performer Rita Ora, right, a hug at the closing of the taping of the annual 2014 Christmas in Washington presentation at the National Building Museum in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Obamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert

Obamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert

The first family, from second left to right, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, President Barack Obama, and first lady Michelle Obama, join performers, from left, Aloe Blacc, Darius Rucker, and Rita Ora, right, on the stage singing the Christmas carol during the taping of the annual 2014 Christmas in…

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Obamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert

Obamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert

President Barack Obama, from left, and his daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama, leave the stage at the conclusion of the taping of the annual 2014 Christmas in Washington presentation at the National Building Museum in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Obamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert

Obamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert

The first family, back from left, first lady Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, President Barack Obama and Malia Obama, pose with children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. The first family is attending the taping of the annual 2014 Christmas …

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Theodore Newman

Theodore Newman

El juez decano Theodoro Newman, del Tribunal Histórico, lleva puesta una camiseta que dice “Manos arriba, no dispare” durante un servicio religioso en la Iglesia Metodista Episcopal Africana en Washington, el domingo 14 de diciembre de 2014. Numerosas iglesias de EEUU efectuaron el domingo s…

December 14, 2014 6:03 pm
Black churches pray in protest of police slayings

Black churches pray in protest of police slayings

Senior Judge Theodore Newman, of the Historic Courthouse, wearing a "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" shirt, raises his clenched fist during a church service at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Congregants in African-American churches across the country wore…

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Black churches pray in protest of police slayings

Black churches pray in protest of police slayings

PaShence Bell, 8, from left, ten-month-old Wisdom Powe, and their mother, Reina Glenn, attend a church service at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Congregants in African-American churches across the country wore black to Sunday services and prayed …

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Black churches pray in protest of police slayings

Black churches pray in protest of police slayings

Antonio Harrison III, 2, rests in the arms of his father, Antonio Harrison Jr., as the male churchgoers gather in semi-circle in front of the altar and hold each others shoulders, during a church service at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Congrega…

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Black churches pray in protest of police slayings

Black churches pray in protest of police slayings

Aacha Gregg, bottom right, raises her hand up as church Pastor Rev. William Lamar IV, top right, leads his congregation in prayers, during a church service at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Congregants in African-American churches across the coun…

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Identity theft victims face months of hassle

Identity theft victims face months of hassle

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, then National Security Agency (NSA) Director Gen. Keith Alexander testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Alexander told a public forum this fall that when he tried to file his taxes, he learned someone else had already claimed a $9,000 refund in his…

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Scalia: Constitution silent on torture

Scalia: Constitution silent on torture

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia used an example of a hidden bomb in Los Angeles to question the idea that harsh interrogation techniques should never be used.

December 12, 2014 2:52 pm
First lady: Barriers remain to girls' education

First lady: Barriers remain to girls' education

First lady Michelle Obama speaks about "mobilizing for children's rights, supporting local leaders and improving girls' education" Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Brookings Institution in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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First lady: Barriers remain to girls' education

First lady: Barriers remain to girls' education

First lady Michelle Obama speaks about "mobilizing for children's rights, supporting local leaders and improving girls' education" Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Brookings Institution in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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First lady: Barriers remain to girls' education

First lady: Barriers remain to girls' education

First lady Michelle Obama speaks about "mobilizing for children's rights, supporting local leaders and improving girls' education" Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Brookings Institution in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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First lady: Barriers remain to girls' education

First lady: Barriers remain to girls' education

First lady Michelle Obama speaks about "mobilizing for children's rights, supporting local leaders and improving girls' education" Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Brookings Institution in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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First lady: Barriers remain to girls' education

First lady: Barriers remain to girls' education

First lady Michelle Obama speaks about "mobilizing for children's rights, supporting local leaders and improving girls' education" Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Brookings Institution in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

The 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Honorees ballerina Patricia McBride, from left, singer-songwriter Sting, and comedienne Lily Tomlin, laugh during a reception in their honor in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady…

December 11, 2014 2:42 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

President Barack Obama, right, and first lady Michelle Obama, center, and Kennedy Center Honors recipient actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, stand during the Kennedy Center Honors Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

December 11, 2014 2:42 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Honoree singer-songwriter Sting, second from right, is escorted to the East Room of the White House in Washington during a reception honoring the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Honorees, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

December 11, 2014 2:42 pm
Senate report: Harsh tactics didn't net bin Laden

Senate report: Harsh tactics didn't net bin Laden

FILE - In this June 9, 2011 file photo, then-CIA Director nominee Leon Panetta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. After U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin laden in Pakistan in May 2011, top CIA officials secretly told lawmakers that information gleaned from brutal interrogations played a…

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Leon Panetta

Leon Panetta

FILE - In this June 9, 2011 file photo, then-CIA Director nominee Leon Panetta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. After U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin laden in Pakistan in May 2011, top CIA officials secretly told lawmakers that information gleaned from brutal interrogations played a…

December 09, 2014 3:51 pm
7 largest US districts to teach computer science

7 largest US districts to teach computer science

President Barack Obama speaks at a reception honoring the Kennedy Center Honorees in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Tom Hanks, Sting among 5 Kennedy Center honorees

Tom Hanks, Sting among 5 Kennedy Center honorees

President Barack Obama, right and first lady Michelle Obama, and 2014 Kennedy Center Honors recipients comedienne Lily Tomlin, from left, and actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, applaud during the Kennedy Center Honors Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Standing at th…

December 07, 2014 9:04 pmLoading…
Tom Hanks, Sting among 5 Kennedy Center honorees

Tom Hanks, Sting among 5 Kennedy Center honorees

President Barack Obama, right, and first lady Michelle Obama, second from right, and the Kennedy Center Honors recipients singer Al Green, from left, ballerina Patricia McBride, singer-songwriter Sting, comedienne Lily Tomlin, and actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, stand for the national anthem …

December 07, 2014 9:04 pmLoading…
Tom Hanks, Sting among 5 Kennedy Center honorees

Tom Hanks, Sting among 5 Kennedy Center honorees

The 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Honoree singer-songwriter Sting,left, acknowledges the applause as he is recognized during a reception in their honor in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. On the…

December 07, 2014 9:04 pmLoading…
Tom Hanks, Sting among 5 Kennedy Center honorees

Tom Hanks, Sting among 5 Kennedy Center honorees

Bruce Springsteen, and his wife Patti Scialfa leave the East Room of the White House in Washington at the conclusion of a reception honoring the Kennedy Center Honors Honorees, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

December 07, 2014 9:04 pmLoading…
House Intelligence chief: Report will spur attacks

House Intelligence chief: Report will spur attacks

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., questions witnesses during a full committee hearing on the threat posed by Islamic extremists, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rogers on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 said the…

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama

El presidente Barack Obama habla en la sala de prensa de la Casa Blanca en Washington el lunes 24 de noviembre de 2014, después que un jurado de instrucción de Ferguson decidió no encausar al policía Darren Wilson en la muerte a tiros de Michael Brown. Obama, que en su momento fue un organiz…

November 25, 2014 10:28 am
Barack Obama

Barack Obama

El presidente Barack Obama sale de la Sala de Prensa en la Casa Blanca, tras pedir que las protestas en Ferguson por la muerte del joven negro Michael Brown sean pacíficas, en Washington el lunes 24 de noviembre de 2014. (Foto AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

November 24, 2014 9:56 pm
Gabby Giffords

Gabby Giffords

FILE - In this April 17, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama puts his arm around former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords before speaking in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington about measures to reduce gun violence. Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama a…

November 24, 2014 5:56 pm
EEUU-FEDERALES HACKEADOS

EEUU-FEDERALES HACKEADOS

En esta foto del 9 de septiembre del 2014 se ve a un especialista del Centro Nacional de Ciberseguridad y Comunicaciones en Arlington, Virginia. Un proyecto de 10.000 millones de dólares para proteger datos delicados del gobierno, desde secretos militares hasta números del Seguro Social, se …

November 10, 2014 9:55 am
Obama chooses NY prosecutor as attorney general

Obama chooses NY prosecutor as attorney general

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the sixth annual "Washington Ideas Forum" in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

November 07, 2014 5:12 pm
For Republicans, election victory wouldn’t end struggles

For Republicans, election victory wouldn’t end struggles

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington. Top Texas Republicans are holding their election night party on Nov. 4 with a concert by country star Pat Green at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, best-known for hosting…

November 01, 2014 3:32 pm
Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

Eric Holder

October 29, 2014 5:21 pm
Earns Delta

Earns Delta

FILE - In this July 28, 2014 file photo, a Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va. Delta Air Lines Inc. releases quarterly results before the market opens Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

October 20, 2014 4:50 pm
Chip Hale

Chip Hale

In this April 27, 2011, file photo, then-New York Mets third base coach Chip Hale (51) restrains Mets' Jose Reyes (7) as he argues a call by third base umpire Marvin Hudson, left, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington.

October 13, 2014 3:34 pm
Ka-ching! That’s the sound of Obama helping out his party

Ka-ching! That’s the sound of Obama helping out his party

On his way to New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut, President Obama exited Marine One on Tuesday to switch to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

October 07, 2014 5:37 pmLoading…
Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

President Obama waves before leaving for Estonia from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Tuesday. 

September 02, 2014 3:46 pmLoading…

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