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Congress governs self under ’Obamacare’
Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama’s signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their own staffs.
UPDATED: Gunman kills TSA agent at LAX, injures 2 others
A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and wounding two other people in an attack that frightened passengers and disrupted flights nationwide, officials said.
Hagel blasts states on same-sex benefits policy
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday sharply criticized U.S. states that are defying the Pentagon by refusing to allow National Guard facilities to issue ID cards that enable same-sex spouses of military members to claim benefits.
FAA eases rules on electronic devices on planes
Airline passengers won’t have to “turn off all electronic devices” anymore — they’ll be able to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music from gate to gate under new guidelines from the Federal Aviation Administration.
More study urged on concussions in young athletes
No one knows how often the youngest athletes suffer concussions. It’s not clear if better headgear is the answer, and it’s not just a risk in football.
St. Louis County police may carry heroin antidote
The police chief in St. Louis County wants his department to be the first in the St. Louis area to carry an antidote for heroin.
Social Security benefits to go up by 1.5 percent
Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year, the government announced Wednesday.
Barneys case stirs talk of ’Shopping While Black’
The usual scenario involves suspicious glances, inattentive clerks or rude service — not handcuffs.
Skelton served 17 congressional terms
Former Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton, who built a reputation as a military expert and social conservative during 34 years representing western and central Missouri in the U.S. House, died Monday in Virginia. He was 81.
Obama says he picked Comey among many to lead FBI
From his days as a federal prosecutor to his installation ceremony as FBI director, James Comey’s law enforcement career was praised Monday by President Barack Obama as a success story that shows Comey is the right choice to lead the FBI for the next decade.
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