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Actress/activist Ruby Dee dies at 91
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My sister inspired The Fault in Our Stars
Tunette Powell’s sons, JJ, left, and Joah, have been suspended from school eight times combined. (Tunette Powell)
POSTEVERYTHING | Black families fight entrenched prejudices to get fair discipline for their children.
The head of Arizona’s Department of Corrections defended the execution, which lasted for nearly two hours.
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A new poll shows Americans don’t think any issue is particularly important right now.
Before he leaves the Senate, Sen. Saxby Chambliss is taking one last taxpayer-funded codel to a few enviable countries.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) offered the top White House political adviser an opportunity to avoid testifying before his committee.
Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) has been exposed as a plagiarist. But his campaign claims it was a simple “mistake.“
Otto Perez Molina, president of Guatemala, says his government is prepared to accept citizens sent home and suggests that more funding for U.S.-Mexico border security may be shortsighted.
Yes, he’s reduced it. And yes, it’s still increasing.
David Nakamura and Ed O’Keefe
Officials press their case for additional aid a day before they were set to meet with President Obama.
Paul Kane and Wesley Lowery
A plagiarism scandal complicates Democrat John Walsh’s uphill battle to win a full term in the Senate.
Move comes amid reports that many workers have been laid off or have not shown up to job sites lately.
The execution of Joseph R. Wood III lasted for nearly two hours in Arizona, prompting outrage and questions
As coverage expands, can America’s health-care system afford a breakthrough $84,000 hepatitis C cure?
Military judge says court needs to resolve if defendant is mentally competent to stand trial.
Readers react to previous Federal Diary columns, speaking their minds on IRS,VA and senior executives.
Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
The senator may be a lame duck, but he can still fly to Europe.
A Pakistani official says U.S. forces in Afghanistan should ‘not permit these people to disappear.’
President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández discusses the conditions immigrants experience as they make the illegal trek across the U.S.-Mexican border, and the plights they face upon returning home.
A South Carolina woman who faces charges of child neglect, is back at work, as her plight has sparked debates about wages, poverty and childcare.
His new anti-poverty plan reveals changes in tone and rhetoric.
His campaign still says this was an “unintentional mistake.” That’s really hard to believe.
A new law would allow public corporations to go into default. That has investors worried about the territory’s $73 billion in debt.
Jonathan H. Adler
The D.C. Circuit’s decision in Halbig v. Burwell reinforced the principle that the law is what Congress enacts, not what the President wants.
A team of researchers has highlighted the surprising amount of groundwater used by western residents.
The late night hosts spent the week piling on Russian President Vladmir Putin. Stephen Colbert went the name-calling route while the only defense Jon Stewart said Putin could use was "the Shaggy defense."
For $5,000, you too can be an unpaid campaign staffer blessed with the Obama magic.
Republicans have expressed reservations about providing the money without a better explanation for how the funds would be used.
Recent third-party candidacies have followed a similar arc.
The inspector general hits the Agriculture Department over a $34.4 million program to grow and process soybeans in Afghanistan
Access to the president continues to constrict. This is a very bad thing.
Zachary A. Goldfarb
An effort is under way among some Republicans to rechristen the GOP as more connected to poor Americans.
It is unclear who may have detained Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian and three others, paper says.
President Obama often brings up the idea that black students face an “acting white” stigma. But, it’s much more complicated than he allows.
The discovery of the first feathered but non-avian dinosaur indicates that others may have existed too.
Given a choice between saving an endangered species and eating, people choose dinner.
A technical problem is causing a major delays in processing passports and visas worldwide.
Gilad Edelman and The Texas Tribune
Given the dramatic decline in the number of providers, researchers were surprised legal abortions hadn’t decreased more.
After a fire grounded the fleet, the Pentagon celebrated the completion of the first 2 jets ordered by Australia.
Lena H. Sun
Clinical TB lab resumes shipments after passing internal review; agency names external safety group.
In some places mid- and late-career teachers can’t make it into the middle class on their salaries.
The Democratic Party has cut its debt by 80 percent since the beginning of the year.
Americans say they hate Congress. They won’t change it, though.
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