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The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
July 29, 2014
It's hard not to worry about heart problems when running hard in hot weather. But heat stroke is a far bigger health risk, researchers say. Marathon organizers are trying to make races safer.
July 29, 2014
Former security czar Zhou Yongkang is accused of "serious disciplinary violation," which often implies that criminal corruption charges will follow.
July 29, 2014
Benjamin Netanyahu called the operation in Gaza justified and asked Israeli citizens to prepare for a long conflict.
July 29, 2014
Firefighters are making good progress on a number of destructive wildfires burning in the West. In Washington, fire crews are hoping to contain the largest fire in that state's history within the next week.
July 29, 2014
A Syrian defector who worked for the Assad regime as a military police photographer took thousands of pictures of dead regime opponents, some of whom were tortured. The regime says they are fabrications, but U.S. officials say the pictures could provide evidence of war crimes.
July 29, 2014
House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.
July 29, 2014
Zillow has agreed to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock. The two websites represent more than 60 percent of the total Internet traffic for real estate listings.
July 29, 2014
Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.
July 29, 2014
The taxi and hotel industries are pressuring Spain to crack down on popular "share economy" apps and websites. Airbnb was recently fined $40,000 for failing to list rentals with a local tourism board.
July 29, 2014
A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.
July 29, 2014
Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.
July 29, 2014
Calling the matter "very serious," an Obama administration official says Russia violated the pact by testing a ground-launched cruise missile.
July 28, 2014
A California judge sided with Shelly Sterling against her husband Donald Sterling, giving the green light to the sale of the team, which she'd arranged in May.
July 28, 2014
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.
July 28, 2014
Ignoring calls for a cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said the country's incursion into Gaza wouldn't halt until its "mission is accomplished."
July 28, 2014
One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.
July 28, 2014
The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages.
July 28, 2014
Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, after nearly two months of tense negotiations.
July 28, 2014
The airline industry and its unions support the bill, which would allow them to list ticket prices without taxes and fees. Consumer groups say that will lead to deceptive marketing.
July 28, 2014

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