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Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience.

Sebelius quits as health and human services secretary

| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ends a turbulent five-year tenure during which she became the public face of the federal health insurance marketplace.

Sebelius resigns after health care rollout fiasco

| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt

| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

A House Committee voted Thursday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.

Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.

2009 Fort Hood shooting victim: ‘Don’t give up’

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

One of the wounded in the 2009 massacre hopes to help victims of the latest shooting.

Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.

GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.

At civil rights summit, former President Carter decries inequalities for blacks, women

|Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter says the country “is pretty much dormant” on disparities.