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Actress Jennifer Garner (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Jennifer Garner promotes early childhood education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Jennifer Garner says education is “without a doubt the ticket out of poverty.” It’s that belief about the importance of schooling that brought the mother of three to Capitol Hill on […]

11/13/2013

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with five active duty service members at Molly Malone's on Barracks Row in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. From left are, Coast Guard Petty Officer Katie Cole, Navy Lt. Junior Grade Courtney Williams, Marine Corp. Jason Davis, the president, Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Cynthia Gamez, the vice president and Army Sgt. First Class Angel Febus Munoz. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama lunches with US service members at Irish pub

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama made an unannounced trip out for lunch with members of the military. The president and Vice President Joe Biden dined with active duty service members from each of the […]

11/12/2013

Bandar Tiger Cub

Bandar’s reaction to dunk

  A three-month-old Sumatran tiger cub named “Bandar” reacts after being dunked in the tiger exhibit moat for a swimming test at the National Zoo in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. All cubs born at […]

11/07/2013

Capitol Hill police officers respond to a shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Shots outside Capitol, police say 1 injury

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman driving a black Lexus tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol, witnesses and officials said. […]

10/03/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Day 2 of the government shutdown

Some 800,000 government workers are enduring their first full day of no pay after they were sent home on furlough yesterday. And Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are signaling that it may be weeks […]

10/02/2013

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White House floats health care fix for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has tossed back in the lap of Congress a prickly political question involving health insurance for staffers and lawmakers themselves. Proposed regulations issued Wednesday say lawmakers’ offices should individually […]

08/07/2013

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Sexual abuse cases put Pentagon under fire

WASHINGTON (AP) — One after another, the charges have tumbled out — allegations of sexual assaults in the military that have triggered outrage, from local commanders to Capitol Hill and the Oval Office. But for […]

05/15/2013

President Obama waves at the South Lawn, Washington DC

Obama to dine tonight with GOP senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — A restaurant near the White House will be the scene of tonight’s dinner get-together involving President Barack Obama and a dozen Republican senators.

03/06/2013

Gabrielle Giffords

White House says Obama to meet with Giffords

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is following up her dramatic appeal for gun control on Capitol Hill with a visit to the White House. WATCH videos of her and husband Mark Kelly.

01/30/2013

Charities worry new tax law will reduce donations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charities and nonprofit organizations worry that new limits on tax deductions for high earners will hurt donations just as charitable giving is starting to rebound from the depths of the recession.

01/16/2013

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