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U.S. President Barack Obama takes his seat to sign H.R. 3230 as representatives from veterans groups look on August 7, 2014 at Wallace Theater in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. President Obama has signed the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 into law. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Boost For Vets’ Health: Obama Signs New Law

Tens of thousands of military veterans who have been enduring long waits for medical care should be able to turn to private doctors almost immediately under a law signed Thursday by President Barack Obama.

08/07/2014

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House GOP to DC: Guns OK, Pot Dangerous

The House has added an amendment to a spending bill that would undo the District of Columbia’s gun-control laws.

07/16/2014

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Sunday Hunting Among New Virginia Laws Going Into Effect July 1

A host of new Virginia state laws go into effect Tuesday, including new rules that allow hunting on Sundays, a repeal of a tax on hybrid cars and a string of regulations governing emergency treatment for the mentally ill.

06/30/2014

American University professor blasts Supreme Court rulings on campaign spending, saying the court's reasoning also means paying for sex is free speech. (Getty Images)

Law Professor To Senate: ‘Outlawing Prostitution Is Unconstitutional’

American University professor blasts Supreme Court rulings on campaign spending, saying the court’s reasoning also means paying for sex is free speech.

06/05/2014

A hazardous materials response team truck sits outside a mail sorting facility in Maryland,  April 16, 2013 after workers found a ricin-tainted envelope.  An envelope addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker.  (File Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Man Who Mailed Poison To The White House Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison

42-year-old James Everett Dutschke of Tupelo, Mississippi pleaded guilty to sending letters dusted with ricin to President Obama and other officials.

05/19/2014

President Barack Obama. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Defend ‘Obamacare’ Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say

The outlook for the president’s health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it’s time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.

04/16/2014

File photo of U.S. President Barack Obama.  (credit: Ron Sachs/Getty Images)

Obama To Sign Relief From Flood Insurance Hikes

President Barack Obama is set to sign into law a bipartisan bill relieving homeowners living in flood-prone neighborhoods from big increases in their insurance bills.

03/14/2014

File photo of an NRA rally supporting the Second Amendment. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

NRA Seeks To Block Gun Magazine Ban

The National Rifle Association is asking Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to block enforcement of a California city ordinance that bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.

03/11/2014

Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama's health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly.  (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Black Doctors’ Association To Meet In DC

The nation’s largest association of African-American doctors is convening in Washington to discuss health issues in the black community.

03/08/2014

American women born in the early 1980s – a generation dubbed Millennials – are 33 percent more likely to earn a college degree by the age of 27 than their male peers. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

More States Grant In-State Tuition To Immigrants

Giancarlo Tello paid $14,000 more than other New Jersey high school graduates to attend Rutgers University, the state’s flagship public college.

02/01/2014

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