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Obama Wants Tougher Fuel Standards For Big Trucks

Obama Wants Tougher Fuel Standards For Big Trucks

President Obama said Tuesday that he has told the Environmental Protection Agency to work with the Department of Transportation on a second round of regulations to improve the fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Justice Dept. Asks For Help Finding Prisoners Who Deserve Clemency

Justice Dept. Asks For Help Finding Prisoners Who Deserve Clemency

The second-in-command at the Justice Department met Tuesday with defense lawyers and interest groups to identify the cases of worthy prisoners who could qualify for clemency.

Belgian Lawmakers Extend Euthanasia To Terminally Ill Children

Belgian Lawmakers Extend Euthanasia To Terminally Ill Children

Thursday, lawmakers in Belgium voted overwhelmingly to allow terminally ill children to choose euthanasia.

Boehner Casts Doubt On Prospects For Immigration Overhaul

Boehner Casts Doubt On Prospects For Immigration Overhaul

Speaker of the House John Boehner seemed to throw cold water on bipartisan hopes for a law overhauling the country’s immigration system this year.

Pete Seeger, Folk Music Icon And Activist, Dies At 94

Pete Seeger, Folk Music Icon And Activist, Dies At 94

Pete Seeger, “a tireless campaigner for his own vision of a utopia marked by peace and togetherness,” died Monday at the age of 94.

Early Bills Tackle Lawsuits, Medical Care

Early Bills Tackle Lawsuits, Medical Care

With the legislative session getting ever closer, lawmakers have released another batch of bills for consideration.

House Republicans Join In Passing $1 Trillion Spending Bill

House Republicans Join In Passing $1 Trillion Spending Bill

The House on Wednesday passed a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill — a compromise that appeared to get past the bitter partisan showdowns that have caused an unpopular federal government shutdown and nearly tipped the U.S. into default.

New transitional housing will provide safe, stable environment for former inmates

New transitional housing will provide safe, stable environment for former inmates

Haven House, now raising money for furnishings, will be home to nine residents when it opens in mid-March

Congress Poised To Pass $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Congress Poised To Pass $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the federal government into October and bring to an end, for now at least, the bitter partisan battles that have led to one government shutdown and threatened to push the U.S. into defaulting on its bills.

Iran, World Powers Will Begin Implementing Interim Nuclear Agreement

Iran, World Powers Will Begin Implementing Interim Nuclear Agreement

Iran and six world powers will begin implementing an interim agreement designed to pause parts of Iran’s nuclear program.