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Beauty vs. security. Some say the two can exist in the same space when it comes to America's embassies.
In its search for new revenue streams, the Postal Service is getting creative. Its entered into a licensing agreement for a new apparel and accessories line called Rain Heat & Snow.
The latest online live chat will be hosted by Google and is expected to focus on issues raised in the State of the Union speech.
In the State of the Union, Obama defends the legality of drone strikes and promises more openness with Congress.
A Super Bowl ad produced by a group backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg uses old video of the NRA chief calling for limited background checks. The ad, which will air in some markets during the third quarter of the Super Bowl, comes amid a heated debate over guns.
President Obama's choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission has prosecuted terrorists and mobsters. If she's confirmed, Mary Jo White's next challenge will be tackling reckless behavior on Wall Street. The success of this get-tough push will depend on changing the SEC's culture, analysts say.
President Obama will on Monday name former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel to be his next defense secretary, an administration official confirmed to NPR. Hagel's past comments on Iran, Israel and gays have come under scrutiny.
As 2013 begins with wealthy Americans in line for bigger tax bills, they're not alone. Tax fairness takes the spotlight worldwide this year, as cash-strapped governments look to impose more of the burden on well-heeled companies, individuals and institutions, and to catch and punish tax cheaters.
Citing sources close to the debt talks, both the New York Times and The Associated Press are reporting that President Obama has delivered a new offer to House Speaker John Boehner to resolve the fiscal crisis.
Turnout was high Saturday morning at polling stations in several Cairo neighborhoods where Egyptians are deciding whether to approve their country's controversial draft constitution.
The FBI notified Petraeus that it was aware of his relationship with author Paula Broadwell after the two exchanged hundreds or thousands of emails.
Hundreds of puppet-loving protesters march on Washington, D.C., to raise awareness for federal financing of public broadcasting.
Sen. George McGovern lost the 1972 presidential bid to Richard Nixon yet inspired a new generation of voters with his candidacy and opposition to the Vietnam War. A family spokesman told the AP McGovern died Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D., surrounded by family and friends. He was 90.
Arlen Specter, the outspoken senator who started out Republican, switched to Democrat and stayed moderate throughout, has died, the AP reports. He was 82.
In a preliminary vote, the Los Angeles City Council reversed its ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. The final vote will come next week, following heavy pressure from marijuana activists.
The U.S. Postal Service will default on a payment of $5.1 billion this Sunday, linked to a Congressional requirement to pre-fund benefits. The Postmaster General says without the demand, the Service would be closer to profitability.
The union president says the two sides have made incremental progress but no deal was in sight as teachers continued to man the picket lines.
The 11th anniversary of the attacks is being observed with a moment of silence and speeches by President Obama at the Pentagon and by Vice President Joe Biden at Shanksville.