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seniorcommunity-032615.jpg The Villages, a serene retirement hometown in Florida has been designated as the fastest-growing metro in the U.S. for the second consecutive year, as per Census estimates released on Thursday.

uscapitol-062509_26Mar15.jpg In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve legislation permanently blocking cuts in reimbursements for doctors that treat patients on Medicare.

paydayloan-032615.jpg A federal government agency has outlined proposals to regulate payday loans as part of efforts to curb debt traps and provide reprieve to cash-strapped borrowers, while ensuring credit supply is not hampered.

Pope-Obama-032615.jpg Pope Francis will visit the White House later this year as part of his week-long tour of the U.S., White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest revealed on Thursday. Earnest said President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome the pope to the White House on Wednesday, September 23rd.

capitol-032615.jpg After holding votes on several different budget proposals, the House finally voted Wednesday evening to approve a $3.8 trillion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Chocolates-032615.jpg Researchers are in the process of finding a way to make chocolates even tastier and more nutritious by retaining as much of the healthful polyphenols (antioxidants) and good flavors. Chocolates are said to potentially lower blood pressure and cholesterol as well as reduce stroke risk.

The UN refugee agency reported on Thursday that the wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as armed conflicts, human rights violations and deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions in other countries, pushed the number of asylum applications in industrialized countries to a 22-year high last year. The...

JoblessClaims-032615.jpg After reporting a modest uptick in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims pulled back by more than expected in the week ended March 21st.

The co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings plane appears to have intentionally forced the Duesseldorf-bound Airbus into a descent, which eventually led to a crash in the French Alps, French prosecutors said Thursday. Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin at a news conference Thursday disclosed the identity...

U.S. and coalition military forces have begun operations in support of Iraqi security forces in Tikrit after a request from the Iraqi government, officials from Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve announced Wednesday. According to a task force news release, the coalition is now providing...

SoudiAirstrikes-032615.jpg Saudi Arabia has launched airstrikes targeting Houthi rebels in Yemen with the support of Gulf region allies and the United States. Saudi ambassador in the US, Adel al-Jubeir said the military action was aimed to defend the "legitimate government" of President Abd rabbu Mansour Hadi, who has taken refuge in the southern port city of Aden. The Saudi diplomat told reporters that GCC members are ta

The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday that Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd. (SOHL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd., has agreed to enter a guilty plea and pay a $232.7 million penalty to the United States for conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act...

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called for the release of all United Nations personnel who have been unlawfully arrested and detained, in a message to mark the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members. "I call on relevant Member States to respect the status,...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday said the international community must act "collectively and expeditiously" to thwart the growing number of children affected by armed conflicts. He was addressing a Security Council meet to discuss the horrors faced by children caught up in wars...

whitehouse_25Mar15.jpg President Barack Obama has picked Shailagh Murray to replace Dan Pfeiffer as his senior adviser, the White House revealed on Tuesday. Murray, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal reporter, previously served as Vice President Joe Biden's communications director.

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