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Virginia’s attorney general has appointed an outside prosecutor to investigate Gov. Bob McDonnell’s financial disclosures, in a widening scandal over a political donor.
3 hours 20 min ago
Lois Lerner, the official who disclosed that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted conservative groups, on Wednesday appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
4 hours 18 min ago
The authorities said they had likely found all the bodies beneath the rubble left by this week’s giant tornado.
4 hours 23 min ago
Even as their student bodies have become poorer, many community colleges are “receiving minimal federal support,” said a senior fellow at the group publishing a new report.
4 hours 47 min ago
President Obama will travel to Oklahoma on Sunday to inspect the damage from Monday’s deadly tornado, which left two dozen people dead, and meet with victims from the ravaged communities, the White House announced on Wednesday.
5 hours 26 min ago
Ibragim Todashev was fatally shot after the authorities said he tried to attack two officers who were interviewing him about links to the deceased Boston bombing suspect.
5 hours 59 min ago
Patterns of barium in the fossil tooth of a child indicate that breast-feeding ended after 1.2 years, researchers say — much sooner than in modern nonindustrial populations.
6 hours 53 min ago
The suspect, Sgt. First Class Michael McClendon, sometimes videotaped West Point cadets when they were in the shower, officials said.
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Political coverage over the last week has focused on a series of stories that reflect negatively on the executive branch, but President Obama’s approval ratings have held steady.
8 hours 47 min ago
The National Weather Service said on Tuesday that the tornado was a category EF5, the most powerful category of tornado.
12 hours 24 min ago
With low voter turnout, City Councilman Eric Garcetti beat City Controller Wendy Greuel, and takes over a city facing myriad problems.
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 9:59pm
First, the jet stream caused a cold snap by bringing Arctic air farther south than normal, but when it shifted north, it allowed tornado-causing moist air to move into the Midwest
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 9:53pm
In states like Oklahoma and Missouri, tornadoes are a seasonal threat, but government regulation and the expense of shelters rankle.
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 9:40pm
Leaders of the Tea Party movement hope outrage over the I.R.S. inquiry will rekindle grass-roots activism that in many places went dormant after Republican electoral defeats in 2012.
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 9:28pm
In an address on Thursday, President Obama will attempt to lay out his justification for drone strikes, which have been in decline since 2010, and what they have achieved.
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 9:16pm
Kaitlyn Hunt is being prosecuted for sex crimes because of encounters with a 14-year-old girl who was her high school basketball teammate.
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 9:11pm
Parents say the Chicago Board of Education’s plan to shut 53 elementary schools is uprooting the personal and academic lifelines of the city’s neediest communities.
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 8:57pm
A year ago, when the current Internal Revenue Service scandal that has swirled around President Obama first emerged, Washington — and, apparently, the White House — shrugged.
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 8:15pm
While federal firefighters explore the use of drones to map a wildfire’s size and speed, safety requirements of the F.A.A. is holding up testing and implementation.