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Obama Will Tap Janet Yellen As Fed Chairwoman

Obama Will Tap Janet Yellen As Fed Chairwoman

The White House says President Obama intends to nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve, once Ben Bernanke completes his term in January.

No End In Sight: Shutdown Showdown Enters Week Two

No End In Sight: Shutdown Showdown Enters Week Two

The second week of the shutdown is, so far, looking a lot like week one. Even so, here are a few data points that might be worth your attention:

Company That Vetted Aaron Alexis Is Under Criminal Investigation

Company That Vetted Aaron Alexis Is Under Criminal Investigation

USIS, a private company that performs thousands of background checks annually for the federal government, said it was responsible for a 2007 background check on Aaron Alexis, the man police say killed 12 people during a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday.

Navy Yard Shootings: No Second Gunman; Victims’ IDs Emerge

Navy Yard Shootings: No Second Gunman; Victims’ IDs Emerge

Our coverage continues of Monday’s shootings at the Washington Navy Yard. Twelve victims and the man who authorities say gunned them down are dead.

Developing: Shooting At U.S. Navy Yard In Washington, D.C.

Developing: Shooting At U.S. Navy Yard In Washington, D.C.

Multiple shots were fired around 8:20 a.m. ET Monday in a building on the grounds of the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., the Navy confirmed just minutes later.

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.

It’s A Girl! New Panda Is Doing Fine, National Zoo Says

It’s A Girl! New Panda Is Doing Fine, National Zoo Says

The giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 23 is a girl, officials announced Thursday morning.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Officiates Same-Sex Marriage

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Officiates Same-Sex Marriage

Two months after she joined a landmark Supreme Court decision that the federal government must recognize gay marriages, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was officiating such a wedding.

Webcast Of March On Washington Anniversary Set To Start

Webcast Of March On Washington Anniversary Set To Start

The crowd is gathering this hour near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., for Wednesday’s celebration of the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary.

King’s Dream Is Not Yet Reality, Americans Say In Survey

King’s Dream Is Not Yet Reality, Americans Say In Survey

Fewer than half of all Americans say the United States has made substantial progress in treating all races equally, according to a new poll released by the Pew Research Center Thursday.