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President Barack Obama waves to people as he walks through the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 2014. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Goes Out And About

Tourists near the White House never expected to see the president in person on a steamy spring afternoon. One woman squealed with delight; another suggested she thought Wednesday’s sighting might be an Obama impostor.


File photo of a polar bear. (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Global Warming Scientist Accused Of Falsifying Data On Drowned Polar Bears Retires

An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has retired as part of a settlement with a federal agency he says tried to silence him to protect its political goals.


An extreme fire danger sign is pictured outside of the Prescott Fire Station 1 on July 2, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Budget Cuts Slice Tens Of Millions Of Dollars From Funds For Battling Wildfires

This year’s across-the-board budget cuts are slicing tens of millions of dollars from the federal government’s funds for battling wildfires, reductions that have meant fewer firefighters and could cause agencies to dip into other programs designed to prevent future blazes.


President Barack Obama spoke in Minneapolis today about gun control. (credit: Ben Garvin/Getty Images)

Outdoor Retail Executive Picked for Interior

President Barack Obama says he wants REI business executive Sally Jewell to lead his Interior Department.


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Obama’s Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Leaving

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will leave the Obama administration in March, an Obama administration official said Wednesday.