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Toyota To Pay $1.2B To End Safety-Related Probe

Toyota To Pay $1.2B To End Safety-Related ProbeSaying that "Toyota intentionally concealed information" and misled the public about the danger that some of its vehicles might suddenly accelerate, Attorney Gen. Eric Holder announced Wednesday that the automaker is being fined $1.2 billion for not being forthcoming after car owners started to complain in 2009.

Obama Orders Review Of Deportation Practices

Obama Orders Review Of Deportation PracticesDuring a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, President Obama said he had ordered the Department of Homeland Security to review deportation procedures and see if they can be made more humane.

Slideshow: Robert Boochever U.S. Courthouse dedication

Slideshow: Robert Boochever U.S. Courthouse dedicationMarch 3rd event honored longtime Juneau attorney and jurist

Claims And Counterclaims Fly As CIA And Senate Exchange Fire

Claims And Counterclaims Fly As CIA And Senate Exchange FireThe Central Intelligence Agency and one of the congressional panels that oversees its work, the Senate Intelligence Committee, are in what looks to be an increasingly bitter battle over just who's been behaving improperly.

Ex-IRS Official Invokes 5th Amendment Again, Then Things Get Hot

Ex-IRS Official Invokes 5th Amendment Again, Then Things Get HotQuestioned repeatedly by House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Lois Lerner gave the same answer during the 10 minutes or so she that was being questioned.

Pentagon Budget-Cutting Plans Sure To Draw Flak

Pentagon Budget-Cutting Plans Sure To Draw FlakAccording to the Times, when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday briefs Congress about the military's spending plans, the budget will include "plans to shrink the United States Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets."

Lawmaker Says Snowden Leaks Will Cost Country ‘Billions To Repair’

Lawmaker Says Snowden Leaks Will Cost Country ‘Billions To Repair’Following a classified briefing on Wednesday, the chairman and the vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said the "majority" of the classified information taken by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden had "nothing to do with the NSA," or its collection of bulk data.

New Bipartisan Farm Bill Emerges From Long Debate In Congress

New Bipartisan Farm Bill Emerges From Long Debate In CongressMembers of the House and Senate have reached a bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm bill that will end months of uncertainty for farmers and agriculture workers, its backers say.

Snowden: Coming Home ‘Not Possible’ Under Whistle-Blower Laws

Snowden: Coming Home ‘Not Possible’ Under Whistle-Blower LawsFormer NSA contractor Edward Snowden says that it is "not possible" for him to come back home to face charges, unless changes are made to the Whistleblower Protection Act.

Bipartisan Report Calls Benghazi Attacks ‘Preventable’

Bipartisan Report Calls Benghazi Attacks ‘Preventable’In a report signed off on by Democrats and Republicans, the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, "were likely preventable."