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Since the beginning of the republic, regular presidential vetoes have been overridden only 7 percent of the time, and that percentage falls to 4 percent if you include the sneakier "pocket veto."
March 04, 2015
The grand jury documents left doubt, but federal investigators say they found "no credible evidence to disprove [Officer Darren] Wilson's perception that Brown posed a threat."
March 04, 2015
A prominent journalist with a sick child quit her job and produced an eye-opening look at the consequences of China's air pollution problem. Some 200 million have watched it since the weekend.
March 04, 2015
The final vote was 62-37 – short of the two-thirds needed to override the presidential veto.
March 04, 2015
Most colleges have some sort of alcohol education program. One-time interventions do cut drinking, but only short term. They tend to work better for women, with with no benefit for men in frats.
March 04, 2015
Will the Supreme Court strike down tax credits that help moderate-income Americans afford coverage in the three dozen states where the marketplace is being run by the federal government?
March 04, 2015
Writing in Science, scientists say the 2.8-million-year-old fossil appears to belong to an individual from the beginning of the ancestral line that led to humans.
March 04, 2015
The move is part of an effort by the British government to sell off national assets to raise $20 billion by the year 2020.
March 04, 2015
The report concludes "that Darren Wilson's actions do not constitute prosecutable violations under the applicable federal criminal civil rights statute."
March 04, 2015
Cage is a controversial group founded by a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay. It has presented a sympathetic portrait of 'Jihadi John,' drawing criticism that it defends terror.
March 04, 2015
Just a rash? Not if you have eczema. People with eczema often have a hard time finding appropriate health care and are apt to miss work dealing with the chronic skin problem, a study finds.
March 04, 2015
What do you do when a plane crash-lands at your country's only international airport and you have no equipment to move it out of the way? Nepalese airport officials are grappling with that question.
March 04, 2015
Spain's wine industry had a record year in 2014, posting numbers that could propel it past Italy as the world's biggest wine exporter. But most of the wine was sold cheaply, in bulk.
March 04, 2015
Russia's president said Nemtsov's death was a shameful tragedy. Nemtsov was gunned down near the Kremlin on Friday. His supporters blame the Russian authorities.
March 04, 2015
Racist emails and shocking statistics will be on display when the Justice Department (officially) releases a report about the Ferguson Police Department.
March 04, 2015
The IRS and the Education Department already have the power to make the FAFSA easier without cutting questions. So why haven't they?
March 04, 2015
Many people check up on hospitals before they check in as patients. But there's a catch. A hospital that gets lauded by one group can be panned by another.
March 04, 2015
Misao Okawa of Japan is now 117. She has reigned as the world's oldest living person since 2013, when Guinness World Records certified that she was 115.
March 04, 2015
The claim comes from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen whose team found the ship's wreckage in the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines. The vessel was sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.
March 04, 2015
Officials say the man killed Sunday was the subject of a federal warrant for violating probation for a 2000 bank robbery. There's also word that he lived under a stolen identity.
March 04, 2015

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