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US President Barack Obama hosted an armed forces farewell tribute to retiring Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Thursday at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. "Today is a celebration of a quintessentially American life; a man from the heartland who devoted his life to America," Obama said. From...

The United Nations marked the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust by calling strongly for the world to work together to stamp out all forms of bigotry, hatred and extremism. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his opening remarks said, "As we remember...

lynch-012815.jpg Looking to move beyond the conflicts between her predecessor and Republican lawmakers, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch offered the new GOP-controlled Congress a fresh start in remarks as she began her confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

dhsseal-012815.jpg While the Senate continues to debate legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Democrats are already looking ahead to the next fight over a bill providing funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

Hillaryclinton-012815.jpg Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is willing to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, according to the top Democrat on the panel.

Top seed Novak Djokovic will play defending champion Stan Wawrinka in the Australian Open men's singles semifinal. Djokovic dismissed Canadian Milos Raonic with a straight-sets 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 demolition on Wednesday night, reaching his fifth Australian Open semifinal in exactly two hours. Wawrinka...

United Nations World Food Programme or WFP is finding it hard to raise funds for operations in Uganda and hence decided to cut 50 percent of ration for refugees. Those who have arrived in Uganda before July 2013 will be affected by the cut. WFP needs funding of at least $30 million to fulfill its operations for the next six months.

scottwalker-012715.jpg Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker became the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to take a step toward a run at the White House on Tuesday.

Obama-011312_27Jan15.jpg With Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy showing a significant improvement, the results of a new Gallup poll show that President Barack Obama has also seen a notable boost to his job approval rating.

capitol-012715.jpg Facing opposition from most Democrats, a bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline failed to clear a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday. The Senate voted 53 to 39 in favor of a measure limiting debate on the legislation but fell short of the 60 votes needed.

consumerconfidence-012715.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. has seen a substantial improvement in the month of January, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday, with the consumer confidence index jumping to its highest level in over seven years.

newhomesales-012715.jpg After reporting an unexpected drop in sales of new single-family houses in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. new home sales rebounded by more than anticipated in the month of December.

bostonskyline-012715.jpg Boston was recently selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games, trumping proposals from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Boston is a vibrant, resilient, incredibly interesting place to live and work. But here are five reasons that the city may be a poor fit...

homesales-030411_27Jan15.jpg Annual home price growth in major metropolitan areas continued to slow in the month of November, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday.

USdurablegoods-012715.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods unexpectedly showed a substantial decrease in the month of December, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday, with the drop partly due to a sharp decline in orders for transportation equipment.

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