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Gates Says He Wept Each Evening Over Troops’ Deaths

Gates Says He Wept Each Evening Over Troops’ DeathsThe news from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' interviews with NPR and other news outlets — notably, how he uses a new book to criticize many in the White House — has now been widely reported.

An ‘Embarrassed And Humiliated’ Gov. Christie Apologizes

An ‘Embarrassed And Humiliated’ Gov. Christie ApologizesSaying he is "embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some people on my team," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized to the people of New Jersey for his aides' role in a scheme to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee by closing lanes that lead to the George Washington Bridge.

Ex-Defense Secretary Gates Takes Aim At Obama In New Book

Ex-Defense Secretary Gates Takes Aim At Obama In New BookFormer Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in a book due out later this month, describes President Obama as "a man of personal integrity" who nonetheless was skeptical of his administration's "surge" strategy in Afghanistan and openly distrustful of the military leadership, The Washington Post and The New York Times report Tuesday.

Senate Confirms Janet Yellen As Federal Reserve Chair

Senate Confirms Janet Yellen As Federal Reserve ChairThe Senate has voted to approve the nomination of Janet Yellen as the next leader of the U.S. Federal Reserve. With Monday's vote, Yellen, 67, will become the first woman to serve as America's banking chief, heading an institution that was established in 1913.

A Year After Shooting, Bells Toll In Newtown

A Year After Shooting, Bells Toll In NewtownAs a steady snow blanketed Newtown, Saturday morning, the bells at St. Rose of Lima church tolled 26 times.

Extended Unemployment Benefits On Track To Expire Dec. 28

Extended Unemployment Benefits On Track To Expire Dec. 28Unless Congress acts very quickly, some 1.3 million workers will lose their extended jobless benefits on Dec. 28.

Obama Tells Government To Ramp Up Its Renewable Energy Use

Obama Tells Government To Ramp Up Its Renewable Energy UsePresident Obama says the U.S. government "must lead by example" when it comes to safeguarding the environment, so he's ordering federal agencies to use more clean energy.

‘This Law Is Working,’ Obama Says Of Health Care

‘This Law Is Working,’ Obama Says Of Health CarePresident Obama on Tuesday said the troubled HealthCare.gov website "is working well for the vast majority of users" and his Affordable Care Act "is working and will work into the future."

Biden Says U.S. ‘Deeply Concerned’ About China’s Air Defense Zone

Biden Says U.S. ‘Deeply Concerned’ About China’s Air Defense ZoneKicking off a weeklong trip to East Asia, Vice President Joe Biden urged China and Japan to put in place new mechanisms to reduce the chance of an escalation in tensions.

Poultry Pardon: President Rewards America’s Top Turkey

Poultry Pardon: President Rewards America’s Top TurkeyA turkey caught a break in Washington today. President Obama bestowed the traditional presidential pardon to a turkey named Popcorn, who now becomes the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey.