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A White House-commissioned task force released a report on Monday recommending increased oversight of local police forces in response to what President Barack Obama has described as "simmering distrust" between police and communities they serve.
Efforts to settle a lawsuit that challenges the city's civil forfeiture program have failed, lawyers told a federal judge on Monday.
A parade of potential Republican presidential candidates took turns at delivering speeches and answering questions at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that started on Feb. 26. They boasted of their accomplishments and voiced their opinions, but along the way there were some distortions of facts.
Police departments in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Chicago all practice stop and frisk, but some do better than others in making the data collected available to the public and in an accessible format.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers more than $10,000 on private flights last fall that included a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain is charging the Obama administration's foreign policy is "delusional" and says Secretary of State John Kerry's global diplomacy has "accomplished nothing except mileage."
Days after Bill Green defied Gov. Wolf by voting to approve new charter schools, the governor has stripped Green of his chairmanship of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is casting a skeptical eye on voter-approved commissions that draw a state's congressional district boundaries.
For years, Philadelphia fretted about the "brain drain" - college students leaving town as soon as their education ended. That trend has been reversed with millennials - those aged 20 to 34 - now representing the largest group of city residents.
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie put overhauling the state's debt-laden public pension system at the heart of his budget address this week. But there was one area he did not mention: property taxes.
WASHINGTON (AP) - We all have bad days at work.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Three leading Republican senators are promising to help millions of people who may lose federal health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court invalidates a pillar of President Barack Obama's health care law.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Democratic Sen. Mikulski of Maryland announces she will not seek a 6th term in US Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker once envisioned a world where the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally could embark on a path to citizenship.
PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday called congressional Republican leaders "fearful" of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama's health care law.
PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - Some Republicans meeting conservatives in Washington and Palm Beach, Florida, in the past few days have spoken openly about possible presidential campaigns. Not Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he's still finding his way in presidential politics.
PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told an influential anti-tax group Friday that he opposes Common Core education standards, a day after potential GOP presidential rival Jeb Bush endorsed the program.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - The Republican Party's leading presidential contenders on Friday promised conservative activists they would pursue aggressive military action to prevent the spread of global terrorism, including a renewed use of ground forces in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has bid farewell to Attorney General Eric Holder one more time.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Friday that Leonard Nimoy, who made the sign for "Live long and prosper" famous around the world, achieved that goal during his 83 years on planet Earth.
Scott Walker's vision of America as a profit center of worker drones is truly terrifying.