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IRS Congressional hearings continue…

Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner is once again refusing to answer questions at a congressional hearing on the targeting of tea party groups. Penny and Phil spoke with Associated Press Capitol Hill Correspondent […]

03/05/2014

Shoppers are evacuated by police after a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Columbia, Md.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Police say 3 dead after shooting at Maryland mall

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Someone armed with a gun opened fire at a busy shopping mall in suburban Baltimore on Saturday. Three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, police said. The […]

01/25/2014

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That health care law, by the numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government churns out tons of numbers, but here’s one you won’t see: 0.0002. That’s the percentage of estimated online visitors to healthcare.gov who actually signed up for coverage the first day. […]

12/27/2013

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Common Core yields odd political allegiances

WASHINGTON (AP) — To say that new academic standards have yielded strange bedfellows would be an understatement. Republican-on-Republican infighting? Teacher unions linking arms with tea partyers? President Barack Obama working in tandem with the U.S. […]

12/03/2013

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LA subway ridership may have fallen

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Data shows the number of people riding the city’s subway may have fallen significantly since officials began locking the turnstiles in June to prevent passengers from riding for free. The Los […]

11/30/2013

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Obama pardons turkeys as part of annual rite

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day. Obama […]

11/27/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Affordable Care Act for children and families

Despite high poverty rates and a weak economic recovery, children’s access to health coverage is improving through federal and state programs, even before expansion through the Affordable Care Act. That’s the finding of a new […]

11/21/2013

Malala Yousafzai addresses students and faculty after receiving the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Jessica Rinaldi, File)

Malala inspires school curriculum

WASHINGTON (AP) – The 16-year-old Pakistani teen targeted for a Taliban assassination because she championed education for girls has inspired the development of a school curriculum encouraging advocacy. George Washington University announced Monday that faculty […]

10/20/2013

This Feb. 5, 1930, photo shows former President and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Howard Taft in his judicial robes. History buffs know Taft is the only president-turned-Supreme Court chief justice, but he's also remembered as the president whose weight, at times well over 300 pounds, made headlines. (AP Photo/Files)

Portly Taft helped usher in modern obesity care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Way before Weight Watchers or “The Biggest Loser,” a president known for his girth was helping to usher in a modern approach to treating obesity. Got a nagging doctor? The 27th president, […]

10/14/2013

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Mental illness and violence

Washington, DC has had more than its share of tragic events in recent weeks. There was the Navy Yard massacre that left 13 dead last month. Two-and-a-half weeks later, a woman was killed after ramming […]

10/07/2013

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