NASA sends Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko to the International Space Station, starting their nearly year-long journey. Kelly's twin brother Mark remains on Earth, where scientists will study him in order to compare the pair.
The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.
One name largely dominated the week in Texas politics – Ted Cruz. The launch of his 2016 presidential campaign filled the headlines. Meanwhile, in the legislature, lawmakers were busy working on the budget and tax cuts.
Fresno's deputy police chief was among four people arrested on federal drug charges, including conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin, authorities said.
The Senate minority leader announced that he will not run for reelection in 2016. PostTV took a look back at Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) time serving in the Senate.
At the White House briefing Friday, press secretary Josh Earnest declined to share the president's endorsement for any possible replacement for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who announced he would not run for reelection.
President Obama and David Simon, the creator of HBO’s "The Wire," discussed the show that Obama called "one of the greatest pieces of art in the last couple of decades," and the effects of the war on drugs.
Comedians couldn’t resist taking a few jabs at Ted Cruz announcing that he’s running for president.
Speaking on the Hill Thursday, actor Ben Affleck made reference to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)'s small role in "The Dark Knight Rises." Affleck is expected to play Batman in the 2016 film "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."
Residents gathered in Adams Morgan to receive free marijuana seeds in a massive, legal drug deal.
The Senate minority leader released a video saying he does not intend to run for reelection in 2016.
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President Obama argues at the U.N. General Assembly that U.S.isolationism could leave a leadership vaccuum in the world.