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  • NATO Ups Military Presence Amid Russian Threat

    NATO Ups Military Presence Amid Russian Threat

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:48:29 GMT
    NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.
    NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.
  • Russia Tests Obama's Ability To Stop Its Advances

    Russia Tests Obama's Ability To Stop Its Advances

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:26:29 GMT
    With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings.
    With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings.
  • Obama Announces Sebelius Resignation, Successor

    Obama Announces Sebelius Resignation, Successor

    Friday, April 11 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-04-11 17:20:43 GMT
    President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor.
    President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor.
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti: Let's Dig In And Take Those Challenges

    Mayor Eric Garcetti: Let's Dig In And Take Those Challenges

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:44:27 GMT
    Promising a "back to basics'' attitude, Mayor Eric Garcetti painted a rosy picture of the city's future, vowing to present a balanced budget that eliminates a multimillion-dollar deficit, bolsters public safety.
    Promising a "back to basics'' attitude, Mayor Eric Garcetti painted a rosy picture of the city's future, vowing to present a balanced budget that eliminates a multimillion-dollar deficit, bolsters public safety and improves neighborhoods.
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti Delivers First State Of The City Address

    Mayor Eric Garcetti Delivers First State Of The City Address

    Friday, April 11 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-04-11 05:05:46 GMT
    Mayor Eric Garcetti will deliver his first State of the City address today, offering a recap of his first nine months in office and likely giving a preview of the upcoming budget season at City Hall.
    Mayor Eric Garcetti will deliver his first State of the City address today, offering a recap of his first nine months in office and likely giving a preview of the upcoming budget season at City Hall.
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    Getting Acceptance Letters and Financial Aid Packages?

    Getting Acceptance Letters and Financial Aid Packages?

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:36:06 GMT
    It's  that time of year when prospective college students all over the country are getting acceptance letters and financial aid packages.
    It's  that time of year when prospective college students all over the country are getting acceptance letters and financial aid packages.
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    Saving 20% As A Cash-Only Family: It Can Be Done

    Saving 20% As A Cash-Only Family: It Can Be Done

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-02 14:47:47 GMT
    What if I told you there is a way you can save your family 20% whether you are shopping at the grocery store or the mall -- guaranteed? You'd be surprised, right?
    What if I told you there is a way you can save your family 20% whether you are shopping at the grocery store or the mall -- guaranteed? You'd be surprised, right?
  • New CEO Barra Faces Tough Task In Shedding Old GM

    New CEO Barra Faces Tough Task In Shedding Old GM

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-04-02 14:46:39 GMT
    "That is not how GM does business." With statements like that, new CEO Mary Barra is trying to distance the General Motors she now leads from the overly bureaucratic company.
    "That is not how GM does business." With statements like that, new CEO Mary Barra is trying to distance the General Motors she now leads from the overly bureaucratic company.
  • 13 GM traffic deaths are tied to a 57-cent part

    13 GM traffic deaths are tied to a 57-cent part

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-01 22:15:24 GMT
    The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, members of Congress said Tuesday as they demanded answers from General Motors' new CEO on why the automaker took 10 years to recall cars with the defect.
    The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, members of Congress said Tuesday as they demanded answers from General Motors' new CEO on why the automaker took 10 years to recall cars with the defect.

  • Procrastinating Americans Sign Up For Health Coverage

    Procrastinating Americans Sign Up For Health Coverage

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-04-01 20:41:09 GMT
    A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline.
    A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline.
  • Health Care Website Stumbles On Last Day Deadline

    Health Care Website Stumbles On Last Day Deadline

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-04-01 05:45:20 GMT
    The Obama administration's health care website stumbled early Monday , falling out of service for nearly four hours on deadline day for sign-ups.
    The Obama administration's health care website stumbled early Monday , falling out of service for nearly four hours on deadline day for sign-ups.
  • Obama Tells Pope Francis He Is A 'Great Admirer'

    Obama Tells Pope Francis He Is A 'Great Admirer'

    Thursday, March 27 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-03-27 14:49:45 GMT
    Sharp differences over abortion and birth control surfaced as President Barack Obama held his first meeting Thursday with Pope Francis, even as the president sought to emphasize common ground issues.
    Sharp differences over abortion and birth control surfaced as President Barack Obama held his first meeting Thursday with Pope Francis, even as the president sought to emphasize common ground issues.
  • Looming Deadline For Affordable Healthcare Act, Questions Answered

    Looming Deadline For Affordable Healthcare Act, Questions Answered

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-03-26 16:06:49 GMT
    The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone.
    The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone.
  • Census Data Shows Why Democrats and Republicans Don't Get Along

    Census Data Shows Why Democrats and Republicans Don't Get Along

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-03-25 20:58:46 GMT
      One reason Congress is so polarized: Republicans and Democrats represent very different people. 
     One reason Congress is so polarized: Republicans and Democrats represent very different people. 
  • Putin Formally Gets Crimea; Ukraine, EU Sign Deal

    Putin Formally Gets Crimea; Ukraine, EU Sign Deal

    Friday, March 21 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-03-21 15:04:02 GMT
    President Vladimir Putin completed his annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing a law making the Black Sea peninsula part of Russia just as Ukraine itself sealed a deal pulling it closer into Europe.
    President Vladimir Putin completed his annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing a law making the Black Sea peninsula part of Russia just as Ukraine itself sealed a deal pulling it closer into Europe.
  • Putin Signs Treaty For Crimea To Join Russia

    Putin Signs Treaty For Crimea To Join Russia

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-03-18 14:23:23 GMT
    With a historic sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty Tuesday to annex Crimea, describing the move as correcting past injustice and a necessary response.
    With a historic sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty Tuesday to annex Crimea, describing the move as correcting past injustice and a necessary response.
  • L'Wren Scott , Designer, Jagger Girlfriend, Commits Suicide

    L'Wren Scott , Designer, Jagger Girlfriend, Commits Suicide

    Monday, March 17 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-03-17 19:44:33 GMT
     L'Wren Scott, a fashion designer and celebrity stylist who was Mick Jagger's girlfriend, was found dead in Manhattan of a possible suicide, a law enforcement official said Monday. 
     L'Wren Scott, a fashion designer and celebrity stylist who was Mick Jagger's girlfriend, was found dead in Manhattan of a possible suicide, a law enforcement official said Monday.
  • Jet Search Expands North, South; Mystery Persists

    Jet Search Expands North, South; Mystery Persists

    Monday, March 17 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-03-17 18:45:47 GMT
    The search for the missing Malaysian jet pushed deep into the northern and southern hemispheres Monday as Australia scoured the southern Indian Ocean and China offered 21 satellites to respond to Malaysia.
    The search for the missing Malaysian jet pushed deep into the northern and southern hemispheres Monday as Australia scoured the southern Indian Ocean and China offered 21 satellites to respond to Malaysia.
  • The Willis Report

    What A Year For Deductions To Your Tax Bill

    What A Year For Deductions To Your Tax Bill

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-03-12 14:35:11 GMT
    If ever there was a year to look for deductions to your tax bill, this is it. The reason? Millions of Americans will be paying more because of higher tax levels imposed by Obamacare.
    If ever there was a year to look for deductions to your tax bill, this is it. The reason? Millions of Americans will be paying more because of higher tax levels imposed by Obamacare.
  • Top Lawmaker: Russia Would Welcome Crimea

    Top Lawmaker: Russia Would Welcome Crimea

    Friday, March 7 2014 11:04 AM EST2014-03-07 16:04:40 GMT
    Russia rallied support Friday for a Crimean bid to secede from Ukraine, with Russia's top lawmaker assuring her Crimean counterpart that the region would be welcomed.
    Russia rallied support Friday for a Crimean bid to secede from Ukraine, with Russia's top lawmaker assuring her Crimean counterpart that the region would be welcomed.
  • US Announces Visa Restrictions On Some Russians

    US Announces Visa Restrictions On Some Russians

    Thursday, March 6 2014 1:12 PM EST2014-03-06 18:12:29 GMT
    The Obama administration slapped new visa restrictions Thursday on Russian and other opponents of the new Ukraine government in Kiev and cleared the way for financial sanctions.
    The Obama administration slapped new visa restrictions Thursday on Russian and other opponents of the new Ukraine government in Kiev and cleared the way for financial sanctions.
  • The Willis Report

    Dialing Back Your 401K

    Dialing Back Your 401K

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 10:38 AM EST2014-02-26 15:38:16 GMT
    Hold onto your hats: A proposal coming from the White House could impact your 401(k) and not in a good way. President Obama plans to ask Congress to reduce tax benefits for 401(k) investors.
    Hold onto your hats: A proposal coming from the White House could impact your 401(k) and not in a good way. President Obama plans to ask Congress to reduce tax benefits for 401(k) investors.
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  • Arkansas voter ID law challenged in court by ACLU

    Arkansas voter ID law challenged in court by ACLU

    A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time statewide in the primary election next...
    A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time statewide in the primary election next month.
  • Consumer groups win appeal to reveal 'Company Doe'

    Consumer groups win appeal to reveal 'Company Doe'

    A federal appeals court is siding with consumer groups in a fight to reveal the identity of the manufacturer in a product safety case linked to a child's death.
    A federal appeals court is siding with consumer groups in a fight to reveal the identity of the manufacturer in a product safety case linked to a child's death.
  • Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls,...
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he...
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