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hatch-senate-052616.jpg Reflecting Republican intransigence on Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court, Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, reacted to a meeting with the federal appeals court judge before it had taken place.

congress-image-052616.jpg An energy and water spending bill was blocked in the House on Thursday due partly to the inclusion of a Democratic amendment to prevent discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The House voted 305 to 112 against the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act.

BernieSanders-052616.jpg Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., currently seems unlikely to face Donald Trump in the general election, but the two presidential candidates could face off in an upcoming debate. Asked about debating Sanders, Trump said he would love the idea if the proceeds from the event went to charity.

DonaldTrump-campaign-052616.jpg Business mogul Donald Trump has reportedly earned the support of the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination. Trump was already the presumptive nominee after his last two GOP opponents suspended their campaigns earlier this month.

whitehouse-Obma2-052616.jpg As he meets with other world leaders at a G7 summit in Japan, U.S. President Barack Obama suggested some of his counterparts are concerned about the candidacy of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Rishi Nair of Seffner, Florida, has won the 2016 National Geographic Bee championship. A 12-year-old sixth-grader at Williams Magnet Middle School, he took top honors at the 28th annual National Geographic Bee held Wednesday at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition,...

SolarImpulse2-052616.jpg Swiss long-range solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 has landed in Lehigh Valley, Allentown in Pennsylvania, at the doorstep of New York, ending the latest stage of its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without fuel. Solar Impulse 2 touched down at Lehigh Valley International Airport at 8:49...

ICBC-052616.jpg Chinese banks held on to the top three spots in Forbes' annual list of the world's 2,000 largest and most powerful public companies, which comprises 586 US companies. Despite a slowing Chinese economy, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC ), China Construction Bank and Agricultural Bank of China held onto their leading positions in the FORBES Global 2000. The FORBES Global 2000 ranking

usagencies-052516.jpg Federal legacy IT investments are becoming increasingly obsolete; many use outdated software languages and hardware parts that are unsupported, according to a watchdog report. Agencies reported using several systems that have components that are, in some cases, at least 50 years old, the Government Accountability Office said in a report published Wednesday. The report points to a number of wo

KendallJenner-052616.jpg Young model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner says she is a psychic as she always had good intuition. Jenner said that this was disclosed by clairvoyants. "I swear, I've had a keen sense of perception since I was a kid. I've just always had really good intuition. I've actually even been told...

Singer Katy Perry has announced a musical tour set for next year. The 31-year-old singer is working on a new album, Digital Spy quoted her as saying. It will be her fourth studio album, a follow-up to 2013's Prism. The album, which had popular songs including Unconditionally, Dark Horse, Birthday...

Pentagon-052616.jpg The US Defense Department is restructuring its headquarters as it looks to save $1.9 billion through a 25 percent reduction of staff costs. The "delayering" initiative is part of a broader institutional reform activity, in which DoD is restructuring its business processes and practices, particularly in support areas, DOD News quoted David Tillotson III, DoD's assistant deputy chief management off

wyden-052516.jpg With Donald Trump still refusing to release his tax returns, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation requiring the presidential nominee of a major political party to release the information.

HillaryClinton-campaign1-052516.jpg Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton did not comply with federal records rules while serving as Secretary of State, an internal State Department audit has concluded. A report released by the State Department Inspector General was highly critical of Clinton's use of a private email server.

melissagilbert-052516.jpg Citing advice from her doctors, "Little House on the Prairie" actress Melissa Gilbert revealed Tuesday that she is ending her bid for a congressional seat in Michigan. Gilbert was set to face off against Republican Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Mich., in Michigan's 8th District.

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