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DemocraticLogo-021116.jpg House Democrats unveiled a list of congressional seats they intend to aggressively target in 2016 on Thursday, as they begin their long shot bid to retake control of Congress.

flag-over-capitol-021116.jpg Senators voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve a customs enforcement bill that included a provision permanently banning taxes on access to internet service. The Senate voted 75 to 20 in favor of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.

Clinton-presidential-campaign-021116.jpg Potentially helping Hillary Clinton solidify her support among black voters, the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of the former Secretary of State's run for president on Thursday.

imge1-021116.jpg While President Barack Obama has vowed to remain neutral in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the president clearly prefers Hillary Clinton.

CapitolHill-021116.jpg Just days after North Korea launched a long-range rocket, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday evening to impose tougher sanctions on the impoverished communist nation. The Senate voted 96 to zero in favor of the bill, known as the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016.

During meetings in Brussels today, NATO defense ministers discussed deterring and defending against high-end threats emanating from Russia and the threat that the Islamic State poses to southern allies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. Defense leaders from the 28-nation alliance have gathered at...

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that the overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents is impacting rural livelihoods and food security, and requires globally coordinated efforts. Speaking to European ministers of health and agriculture at a conference...

A powerful Republican Senator has vowed to block the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, which is acting as a duplicitous partner and providing safe havens to terror groups. In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Senator Bob Corker said he couldn't allow the Obama administration to...

Who-Zika-021116.jpg The World Health Organization (WHO) has come out with answers to a set of concerns among women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant over the risk of babies born with microcephaly, and ways to protect themselves from Zika infection. "The risk of babies born with microcephaly has raised understandable...

sleepdeprived-021116.jpg Sleep deprived people are more likely to falsely confess to wrongdoings that never occurred, according to a new groundbreaking study. Although there's an important weakness in the experiment, in that participants didn't face any penalty for signing the confession, the findings are expected to have important implications for police interrogation practices. The odds of signing a false confession w

christie-fiorina-021116.jpg Following their poor showings in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina have ended their campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination. Both Christie and Fiorina announced their decisions on Facebook, a day after the New Hampshire primary, where they fared poorly in the election won by Donald Trump by a huge margin.

Alcohol allows gut bacteria to migrate to the liver, promoting alcohol-induced liver disease, a new study has warned. The findings of the study by researchers from University of California, who conduced it in mice and in laboratory samples, were published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. They previously...

CarlyFiorina-021016.jpg Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced Wednesday she is suspending her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination after a disappointing showing in the New Hampshire primary. After coming in seventh in New Hampshire, Fiorina revealed her decision to drop out of the race in a post on her Facebook page.

ChrisChristie-020916.jpg After a poor showing in the New Hampshire Republican primary, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie officially dropped out of the race for president on Wednesday. Christie said his message that speaking your mind, experience, and competence matter was heard by and stood for by a lot of people but not enough.

USCapitol-021016.jpg Senate lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on legislation that would permanently ban taxing access to internet service, with the measure expected to receive bipartisan support.

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