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  • Obama names Sylvia Burwell to take over healthcare law implementation

    Obama names Sylvia Burwell to take over healthcare law implementation
    WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and competent" to run the next phase of his...
  • Military investigator retraces Ft. Hood shooting

    Military investigator retraces Ft. Hood shooting
    FT. HOOD, Texas — Military investigators provided a step-by-step account Monday of the shooting at this massive central Texas Army base last week that left three soldiers and the gunman dead and 16 wounded. They also confirmed that a dispute...
  • Anti-poverty zone leaves out L.A.'s poorest

    Anti-poverty zone leaves out L.A.'s poorest
    In January, President Obama announced a block-by-block approach to relieving poverty in Los Angeles. Federal money, he said, would pour into a newly created Promise Zone. The boundaries encompassed crowded immigrant communities around MacArthur Park and...
  • GOP-led House approves tough Paul Ryan budget, but debate continues

    WASHINGTON -- With little drama Thursday, House Republicans easily approved a largely symbolic budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), closing out a floor debate over spending priorities and opening a new front on the midterm campaign trail. As...
  • Presidents celebrate Civil Rights Act, LBJ and 'lost causes'

    Presidents celebrate Civil Rights Act, LBJ and 'lost causes'
    AUSTIN, Texas — President Obama lauded Lyndon B. Johnson on Thursday and offered lofty reflections on the importance of taking political risks to advance causes like the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but steered clear of any political references to his own...
  • Pennsylvania school stabbing suspect 'doesn't fit the mold'

    Pennsylvania school stabbing suspect 'doesn't fit the mold'
    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — A teenager charged in a high school stabbing rampage "just doesn't fit the mold" of someone who could be harboring such rage, his lawyer said Thursday as the boy's classmates fought to recover from life-threatening wounds and...
  • Health chief Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw Obamacare rollout, resigns

    Health chief Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw Obamacare rollout, resigns
    WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama's landmark health law, has resigned as Health and Human Services secretary after more than five years. In her place, the president plans as...
  • LAUSD should let this science teacher teach

    LAUSD should let this science teacher teach
    In February, Los Angeles Unified School District officials suspended a teacher after two of his students turned in science projects that administrators thought looked like guns. Even granting that school officials have a right to be hypersensitive these...
  • Ft. Hood shooting: 'It happened right in front of me,' soldier texts

    Ft. Hood shooting: 'It happened right in front of me,' soldier texts
    FT. HOOD, Texas -- Moments after news broke of the Ft. Hood shooting about 4 p.m. last Wednesday, Suzy Sanders began frantically texting her 21-year-old stepson, a soldier stationed at the Army post since fall. His first chilling reply landed at 5:22 p....
  • Washington landslide death toll rises to 33 as victims are mourned

    Washington landslide death toll rises to 33 as victims are mourned
    SEATTLE – A day after the secretary of homeland security and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured the site of the deadly landslide in Washington state, authorities announced Monday that they have found the remains of three more...
  • At Civil Rights Act event, Obama praises Johnson for his vision

    At Civil Rights Act event, Obama praises Johnson for his vision
    AUSTIN, Texas -- President Obama said Thursday that the country was still caught up in the kind of debates that marked the civil rights movement as he called on Americans to set aside cynicism and push for the ideals reflected in the Civil Rights Act....