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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will embark on a three-day trip to Mexico and Guatemala on Wednesday to meet with allies and partners in the Western Hemisphere and affirm America's commitment to the region, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby. Because an important part...

Overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution are atop the agenda of a United Nations-backed summit on the role of oceans in global food security, livelihoods and economic which opened Tuesday in The Hague, the Netherlands. "Urgent coordinated action is needed to restore the health of the world's...

Supreme-Court_22Apr14.jpg In a blow to supporters of affirmative action, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a voter-approved ban on using race as a factor in college admissions at Michigan's state-run universities. The court ruled 6 to 2 that the state law banning the use of racial preferences does not violate the U.S. Constitution, although the court was splintered on the reasoning for the decision.

Measures to battle the "insidious" crime of sexual assault must start at the top, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a visit to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network to meet with the staff and receive a briefing on the Safe Helpline set up three years ago for sexual assault victims in...

JohnBoozman-042214.jpg Arkansas Senator John Boozman, R-Ark., is reportedly recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery on Tuesday. A statement from Boozman's office said the Senator was undergoing surgery and receiving excellent care but did not specify the type of surgery. Media reports later indicated that Boozman underwent heart surgery after experiencing an aortic aneurysm.

joebiden-042214.jpg Meeting with Ukrainian officials on Tuesday, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden expressed support for the interim government while also criticizing Russia for its efforts to destabilize the country. Biden told a meeting with Ukrainian legislators that the country has a second opportunity to make good on the original promise made by the Orange Revolution.

On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations has called for greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing for worldwide changes in attitude and practice to curb the negative impact of human activity on the...

whitehouse_22Apr14.jpg President Barack Obama announced Monday that Washington lawyer W. Neil Eggleston has been selected to succeed Kathryn Ruemmler as White House counsel. Eggleston, who is currently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, previously served as an associate counsel to President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1994.

The United States has pledged $50 million to Ukraine to help the government pursue political and economic reforms. In addition to the $50 million package, the US will provide $8 million in non-lethal military assistance to support the Ukrainian armed forces and State Border Guard Service, who are...

ExistingHomeSales-042214.jpg Existing home sales in the U.S. showed a modest decrease in the month of March, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Tuesday, although the annual rate of sales still came in above economist estimates. The report said existing home sales edged down 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million in March from 4.60 million in February.

Manchester United has appointed Ryan Giggs, the club's most decorated player, as the football team's interim manager. Manchester announced this following the departure of David Moyes as manager on Tuesday. Giggs, who is currently a player-coach, will assume responsibility for the first team until...

Manchester United has sacked the football team's manager David Moyes, within a year of assuming charge from Sir Alex Ferguson. The British club announced on Tuesday that Moyes left the Club, without citing any reason. A brief statement on its website said "The Club would like to place on record...

JoeBidden-042114.jpg Vice President Joe Biden arrived in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Monday as he begins a two-day trip to the country to show support for the interim government. Biden is scheduled to meet with U.S. Embassy staff and their families followed by meetings with Ukrainian officials on Tuesday.

RepublicanDemocrat-logo-060512_21Apr14.jpg Democrats face an uphill battle in their efforts to retake control of the House later this year, but the fundraising numbers for the first quarter did provide them with some good news. The latest figures showed that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee by more than $2 million in the first three months of 2014.

US President Barack Obama will begin his fifth visit to the Asia-Pacific region on Wednesday to underscore his administration's continued focus on the world's largest emerging region. The six-day trip includes stops in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, American Forces Press Service...