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NSA collects 5 billion records a day on cellphones
Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC
VIDEO | Obamas’ puppy steals the show
Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani
EXCLUSIVE | Data on Americans are collected incidentally as foreign targets are monitored, according to documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
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Nancy K. Kaufman and Gradye Parsons
Our commitment to our particular faith-based values propels us to vigorously oppose the dismantling of the nation’s core program to help feed the less fortunate among us.
Don’t forget to check those gray bins for your money.
More students passed AP exams while SAT scores dipped slightly.
Before the government taxes people and/or sends them money, inequality in Sweden is as high as it is in the U.S. Then everything changes.
There are compelling reasons to believe that inequality can harm growth, but it’s surprisingly difficult to prove this is happening in the United States.
Look to Friday morning’s job report for a better sense of where the economy is going, not the latest GDP revisions.
If you live in the upper Midwest, have those snow shovels ready.
Michael Alison Chandler
They tell school officials that they’re looking for someone focused and experienced.
What political scientists are saying about immigration, drones, protest, and public opinion on foreign policy
This one-wheeled, electric “microcycle” aims to get you around town for your errands.
Obama just gave us a key yardstick by which to measure the success his presidency.
Fewer women are getting pregnant--unless they’re over 30.
The GOP’s latest Obamacare talking point is completely untrue.
The Democratic Steering and Policy Committee holds a hearing on expiring unemployment insurance.
Documents obtained from Edward Snowden show the agency tracks most cellphone users worldwide.
Donna St. George
After two months, comments largely support changes to Montgomery’s high school start times.
“Maybe we just have all the laws we need. Maybe we don’t need any more laws.“
The brilliant mind that is Stephen Wolfram has his sights set on Google and WIkipedia.
A missing shipment of radioactive cobalt-60 was found Wednesday near where a stolen truck transporting the material was abandoned in central Mexico, the country's nuclear safety director said.
It’s possible that new sanctions might strengthen Obama’s hand in the Iran negotiations. But that’s not the way you should be betting.
Two linguists examine Southern Californian English, in which ordinary sentences sound like questions.
A San Jose company is using old monitors and TVs to make coasters and bathroom tiles.
The movement to raise the minimum wage has been gaining momentum in states and cities.
Groups like Third Way are incredibly influential in Washington. The public should know who funds them.
Environmental groups say practices by the petrochemical industry set back plans to meet emissions targets.
Thursday’s edition features the war on Christmas, Obamacare and terrifying holiday gifts.
Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
The president’s speech shows how central inequality has become to the American left.
In asking people what it will take to make a woman president, author Marianne Schnall discovers the obstacles keeping women from leadership positions.
“The Help” may not be the best way to get into a conversation about the civil rights era, but it can be a place to start.
Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan
Obama’s low approval ratings don’t tell quite how bad things have become for him. For that, look at how he is viewed on the issues.
The strikes are part of a growing movement this year aimed at mandating better pay for low-wage workers.
President Obama suggested the debate is over about whether boosting the minimum wage costs jobs.
McDonnell’s final days in office have been overshadowed by an ongoing investigation.
Teaching is both craft and profession -- and more.
The Education Department’s Federal Register notice is revealing.
Women over 30 are the only group having more babies, according to a government report.
Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein
Tuesday’s HealthCare.gov enrollment surges by 27,000, leading to a three-day increase of 56,000.
GOP supports cuts to federal retiree benefits, while Democrats say the federal workforce has paid enough.
The former secretary of state and possible presidential candidate kept things personal in a N.Y. appearance.
Dina ElBoghdady and Steven Mufson
Under a new law, no business is too trifling to reveal to U.S. regulators.
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