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This March 21, 2012 file photo shows former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Ex-US Sen. Howard Baker Jr. dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., a moderate Republican known as the politician who inquired what President Richard Nixon knew during the 1973 Senate Watergate hearings, has died. He was 88. Baker, […]

06/26/2014

HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Health law not first new program with launch woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Although multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, it’s hardly the first time a new, sprawling government program has been beset by early technical glitches, […]

12/24/2013

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NY to judge: Unseal documents on ’71 Attica riot

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York’s attorney general has asked a state judge to release sealed documents about the 1971 riot and retaking of Attica state prison in an effort to reveal the full history […]

10/27/2013

The Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

High court will review EPA global warming rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration’s plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The […]

10/15/2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, greets host David Letterman during taping for the Late Show with David Letterman, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeffrey R. Staab, CBS Entertainment)

Documentary brings together 20 presidential chiefs

NEW YORK (AP) — The only man to hold both jobs says in a Discovery documentary that airs Wednesday that the White House chief of staff generally has more power than the vice president. “I […]

09/10/2013

Broadcaster Sir David Frost (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)

David Frost, known for Nixon interview, dies

LONDON (AP) — Veteran British journalist and broadcaster David Frost, who won fame around the world for his TV interviews with former President Richard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBC. He was 74. […]

09/01/2013

In this April 29, 1974 photo, President Richard M. Nixon points to the transcripts of the White House tapes after he announced during a nationally-televised speech that he would turn over the transcripts to House impeachment investigators in Washington. (AP Photo/File)

Last Nixon tapes to be released cover key period

The final installment of secretly recorded phone calls and meetings from President Richard Nixon’s White House will be released Wednesday, marking a final chapter in a campaign for public access that continues as memories of […]

08/21/2013

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Hall of Fame football Coach Don Shula, right seated, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, where the president honored the Super Bowl VII football Champion Miami Dolphins. From left are, quarterback Bob Griese, the president and running back Larry Csonka and Shula. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama and ’72 Dolphins, a salute after 40 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some were gray-headed, others a bit stooped, at least one carried a cane. But despite age, there were still hints of the large frames that once had been covered in football pads […]

08/20/2013

Katharine Weymouth, publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, left, and Donald Graham, CEO and chairman of The Washington Post Co., address employees about the sale of The Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Marvin Joseph)

A family dynasty gives up The Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — The newspaper forever known for Deep Throat and the unraveling of a presidency had a quieter distinction, too: a family’s ownership through thick and thin, seemingly as immutable as the Washington Monument. […]

08/05/2013

Former U.S. President Richard Nixon (AP Photo)

Taos Pueblo to honor Nixon’s 100th birthday

TAOS PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico American Indian tribe is scheduled to honor the late President Richard Nixon for what would have been his 100th birthday. The Taos Pueblo will pay tribute […]

07/11/2013

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