Ventura faces backlash over defamation suit

CHECKPOINT | In taking money from the estate of a fallen Navy SEAL, Jesse Ventura, the former Minnesota governor and WWE Hall of Famer, is taking a pounding from many military supporters and veterans.

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Passenger dies during flight from Honolulu to Phoenix

The woman died after a medical emergency during the flight.

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U-Va. Board of Visitors considers limiting public dissent

U-Va. Board of Visitors considers limiting public dissent

A draft policy seeks to unify the board by limiting Visitors’ ability to speak out when they disagree with decisions.

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Woodward: Ford's pardon of Nixon was an 'act of courage'

Woodward: Ford's pardon of Nixon was an 'act of courage'

To mark the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, The Washington Post hosted a panel featuring legendary reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, who did the majority of reporting surrounding the Watergate scandal for The Post. Woodward describes how he pressed President Gerald Ford to reveal why he pardoned President Nixon.

Fighting in Libya threatens efforts to bolster democracy

Fighting in Libya threatens efforts to bolster democracy

France evacuates its embassy in Tripoli as violence reaches an apex since Moammar Gaddafi’s ouster.

A bipartisan effort to curb campus sex assaults may pass

A bipartisan effort to curb campus sex assaults may pass

The bill would force universities to recalcuate the cost of hiding the number of sex assaults.

Fate of House GOP border-crisis bill is up in the air

Fate of House GOP border-crisis bill is up in the air

Tea party opposition could mean major defeat for Speaker John Boehner.

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In the Loop: A fast-moving Senate, for a change

In the Loop: A fast-moving Senate, for a change

No ambassador to Russia? Lawmakers agree that’s not a good idea right now.

Study suggests blood tests could determine risk of suicide

Study suggests blood tests could determine risk of suicide

Researchers discovered a genetic indicator of a person’s vulnerability to the effects of stress and anxiety.

Peace Corps evacuates volunteers in wake of Ebola spread

Peace Corps evacuates volunteers in wake of Ebola spread

The deadly virus has led to the organization placing two volunteers in isolation.

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Bernstein: Watergate shows 'how we need to know what happens in our government'

Bernstein: Watergate shows 'how we need to know what happens in our government'

To mark the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, The Washington Post hosted a panel featuring legendary reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, who did the majority of reporting on the Watergate scandal for The Post. During the event, Bernstein makes the argument that the news of today is not sufficiently covering our government and how books by reporters are helping to fill the gaps.

GAO: Poor planning, oversight led to HealthCare.gov flaws

GAO: Poor planning, oversight led to HealthCare.gov flaws

Management failures by federal health officials led to cost increases and delays, investigators found.

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Woodward and Berstein recall where they were when Nixon resigned

Woodward and Berstein recall where they were when Nixon resigned

To mark the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, The Washington Post hosted a panel featuring legendary reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, who did the majority of reporting surrounding the Watergate scandal for The Post. Watch as panelists describe where they were when they found out about President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Marine industries at risk nationwide as oceans acidify

Marine industries at risk nationwide as oceans acidify

Scientists found a steep decline of pH level in the waters of the Pacific Coast, a threat to shellfish farmers.

Kerry urges Afghan presidential hopefuls to cooperate

Kerry urges Afghan presidential hopefuls to cooperate

The U.S. secretary of state’s op-ed appeals to the candidates to put a power-sharing agreement to work.

House clears way for lawsuit against Obama

House clears way for lawsuit against Obama

Both parties are using the pending legal action, targeting executive orders, as a midterm rallying cry.

Economy bounces back from dismal winter

Economy bounces back from dismal winter

GDP grew at rate of 4 percent in the spring, providing fresh evidence that the recovery is finally turning a corner.

Innovation and the three-day workweek

Innovation and the three-day workweek

Carlos Slim’s not-so-new proposal would free workers to explore their passions and challenge the status quo.

Bank of America ordered to pay $1.27 billion

Bank of America ordered to pay $1.27 billion

The Justice Department victory is seen as an about-face from resolving crisis-era cases through settlements.

Justice Department backs challenges to voting laws

Justice Department backs challenges to voting laws

Obama administration intervenes in cases in two states where it says laws restricted voting rights.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights member, on university speech codes

“[The] young adult brain processes information [in a way] vastly different from the way that we adults do.“

Campbell Brown’s anti-union group uses union slogan

Campbell Brown’s anti-union group uses union slogan

Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery?

Pardon her French

Pardon her French

There’s a new technical phrase being used in the State Department to shoot down false claims.

Does Western pressure for gender equality help?

Does Western pressure for gender equality help?

Do anti-American attitudes undermine the efforts of local reformers? Maybe not.

The 2014 election polls are about to look better for Republicans. Here’s why.

The 2014 election polls are about to look better for Republicans. Here’s why.

The ‘registered voters vs likely voters’ question, answered.

RGA money filtered into Colorado primary

RGA money filtered into Colorado primary

The RGA used a pass-through and two super PACs to go after a GOP candidate who could have hurt them in November.

Federal appeals court vacancy rates drop despite GOP success in blocking some nominees

Federal appeals court vacancy rates drop despite GOP success in blocking some nominees

Federal appeals court vacancies are at their lowest point since 1990, though some GOP senators have been able to block nominees

A Hippocratic oath for bankers?

A Hippocratic oath for bankers?

A British think tank has proposed that bankers take a pledge to uphold ethical standards.

Paul Ryan just nailed the impeachment question

Paul Ryan just nailed the impeachment question

Here’s what GOP leaders should be saying.

E-mails show Lois Lerner used offensive term to describe conservatives

E-mails show Lois Lerner used offensive term to describe conservatives

Rep. Dave Camp sent the e-mails to the Justice Department, saying they represent “supporting evidence” of criminal wrongdoing by Lerner.

Senators launch effort to curb campus sexual assault

Senators launch effort to curb campus sexual assault

In a rare show of bipartisanship, eight senators co-sponsor bill addressing issue, but passage is unlikely over the next several months.

Obama on GOP lawsuit: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’

Obama on GOP lawsuit: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’

In Kansas City, president calls on Congress to instead focus on economy, corporate tax loophole.

The homeless could be included in New Mexico’s hate crime law

The homeless could be included in New Mexico’s hate crime law

The slaying of two homeless men over the weekend in Albuquerque is raising awareness for a 2013 state bill that didn’t pass the legislature.

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Is Obama trolling Republicans? Sure sounds like it.

Is Obama trolling Republicans? Sure sounds like it.

Over the past month, President Obama has really amped up the light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek criticisms of congressional Republicans.

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VA moves to fire employees for data manipulation

VA moves to fire employees for data manipulation

The department proposed disciplinary actions for six of its medical employees, including the directors of the Rocky Mountain network and the Cheyenne, Wyo., VA clinic.

Check out Bachmann and King’s pics from the border

Check out Bachmann and King’s pics from the border

Two members of Congress visit the U.S-Mexico border and enjoy the views.

Same-sex marriage and animus

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Untangling impeachment chatter

Untangling impeachment chatter

Here are some sound bites on whether the GOP is really trying to impeach President Obama.