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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.

11 Days After Typhoon, Parts Of Philippines Yet To Be Helped

11 Days After Typhoon, Parts Of Philippines Yet To Be HelpedOn Day 11 of the disaster caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan, "I am not so sure that we've reached every single portion of the territory where people are in need of aid," Bernard Kerblat, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees representative for the Philippines, said Monday.

Obama Apologizes To Those Who Lost Health Plans

Obama Apologizes To Those Who Lost Health PlansIn addition to his apology, the president pledged to help those who have complained that the new law is forcing them to sign up for a more expensive plan.

No Clemency For Snowden, U.S. Officials Say

No Clemency For Snowden, U.S. Officials SayCongressional leaders and the White House had one message for Edward Snowden on Sunday: There will be no clemency for illegally leaking documents that have revealed some of the U.S. government's most secret programs.