Washington D.C.

First Lady Michelle Obama (AP Photo)

Michelle Obama urges CEOs to hire more veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is challenging some of America’s top CEOs to “think outside the box” and hire more veterans, saying that oblessness among veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is nearly 2 points higher than the national rate.

03/13/2013

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Republicans unveil government funding measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House are moving to give the Pentagon more money for military readiness. They also want to largely exempt agencies like the FBI and the Border Patrol as well as Western firefighting efforts from spending cuts.

03/04/2013

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

Calif. AG lobbies feds for law enforcement money

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris is in Washington to lobby Congress and the Justice Department for more money to hire state and local law enforcement officers.

02/27/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Calif.’s youth incarceration among highest in nation, ineffective

Jessica Mindnich, the Director of Research for the national children’s advocacy group Children Now, shared some insight on the story with Penny and Phil. Click here to listen to a replay.

02/27/2013

Supreme Court Justices

Big push to support gay marriage at high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent Republicans, retired military leaders and U.S. businesses are among the factions ready to ask the Supreme Court to support marriage equality in two cases up for argument next month.

02/26/2013

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Court takes up question of arrestee DNA sampling

WASHINGTON (AP) — With DNA testing becoming more common in criminal investigations, the Supreme Court will decide whether police can take genetic samples from people they arrest for crimes.

02/25/2013

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Safety Council: Traffic deaths surged in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities rose 5 percent last year, according to an analysis of preliminary state data, reversing a seven-year decline in which the number of annual traffic deaths reached their lowest level in more than six decades.

02/19/2013

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Empire State Building hosts 3 Valentine’s weddings

NEW YORK (AP) — Three lucky couples have celebrated Valentine’s Day weddings at the Empire State Building.
The couples won their weddings by submitting their love stories to the landmark skyscraper’s Facebook page.

02/14/2013

IRS website overrun by refund-seeking taxpayers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has a message for taxpayers eager to learn the status of their tax refund: Please don’t check the IRS website every five minutes — once a day is enough. Watch this video for more details.

02/14/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama to attend Chicago girl’s funeral

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says Michelle Obama will attend Saturday’s funeral for the 15-year-old Chicago girl who was killed after returning home from performing during inauguration festivities for President Barack Obama.

02/07/2013

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In letters, children ask Obama to change gun laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., an 8-year-old from Maryland pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote to President Barack Obama.

01/16/2013

Obama talks about fiscal cliff deal reached (CNN Video)

Obama lauds House vote on ‘fiscal cliff’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says an effort to change the nation’s tax code that is too skewed toward the wealthy has been achieved with the “fiscal cliff” deal approved in Congress.

01/01/2013

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