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Gasoline Costs Lift Inflation Gauge

July 22, 2014 - 4:50pm
U.S. consumer inflation continued to stiffen last month but largely decelerated outside a jump in gasoline prices, and food costs in particular slowed after surging in recent months.

Senator Criticizes Funds' Borrowing for Stock Trades

July 22, 2014 - 4:29pm
A Democratic senator accused Renaissance Technologies and its banks, Barclays and Deutsche Bank, of structuring trading accounts in a way to potentially cut its tax bills and gain access to credit.

Senate Democrats Ready $2.7 Billion Border Plan

July 22, 2014 - 4:25pm
Senate Democrats are preparing legislation to allocate $2.7 billion this calendar year to deal with the surge of unaccompanied children and families entering the country from Central America.

Study: Surge in Unaccompanied Minors Under Age 12 at U.S.-Mexico Border

July 22, 2014 - 12:57pm
The Pew Research Center Tuesday reported a 117% jump in the number of unaccompanied children age 12 and younger apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in the first eight months of this fiscal year compared with the entire 2013 fiscal year.

Senators Seek More Sanctions Against Russia

July 22, 2014 - 12:51pm
The heads of three Senate committees said the White House should impose new sanctions against Russia for its role in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines craft.

Newark Police Practices Will Be Overhauled, Monitored

July 22, 2014 - 11:31am
The Newark Police Department's practices will be completely overhauled and will come under an independent monitor after a Justice Department investigation found that many officers practices violated citizens constitutional rights, officials said Tuesday.

Why Putin Is Willing to Take Risks in Ukraine

July 22, 2014 - 11:03am
Capital Journal: To understand what Putin is really up to in Ukraine, it's necessary to look at the tale of two countries, writes Gerald F. Seib.

Kerry Presses Hamas to Accept Truce

July 22, 2014 - 10:51am
Secretary of State John Kerry tried to place pressure squarely on Hamas militants to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip, saying it had a "fundamental choice" to make on whether to accept an Egyptian cease-fire plan.

Tensions High Before Death in Chokehold

July 22, 2014 - 6:55am
The Staten Island neighborhood thrust into the spotlight when a man died after a police officer subdued him with an apparent chokehold is in a precinct that has historically seen tension between the police and residents.

Doctors Upset Over Skill Reviews

July 22, 2014 - 6:43am
The medical community is embroiled in a bitter debate about what board-certified physicians should be required to do to prove that their knowledge and skills are up-to-date.

Hedge Funds Saved Billions in Tax: Senate

July 22, 2014 - 6:27am
Hedge funds used a tax avoidance technique offered by Wall Street banks for years to skirt federal leverage trading limits, with one well-known trading firm potentially saving $6.8 billion in U.S. taxes, Senate investigators claim.

GOP Pushes Border Defense; Perry to Send Guard

July 22, 2014 - 6:19am
Republicans grappling with the surge of Central American migrants entering the U.S. this year have lined up behind a common goal: ratcheting up security along the Southern border.

U.S. Demands Immediate Gaza Cease-Fire

July 22, 2014 - 5:05am
The U.S. called for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza as the death toll neared 600. Israel signaled it would continue efforts to destroy tunnels used by Hamas to mount attacks.

Study Sheds Light on Genes' Role in Schizophrenia

July 21, 2014 - 8:39pm
A large, multicountry study found 108 genetic clusters associated with the disease, offering the best evidence to date about which genes play a significant role in the condition.

President Signs Order To Protect Gay Workers

July 21, 2014 - 5:29pm
President Barack Obama signed an executive order barring federal contractors from hiring or firing employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Johns Hopkins Agrees to $190 Million Exam-Photos Settlement

July 21, 2014 - 5:26pm
Johns Hopkins Health System has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 7,000 patients of a gynecologist who allegedly took secret photographs and videos of his patients during pelvic exams.

U.S. Pushes for Israeli-Hamas Cease-Fire

July 21, 2014 - 5:07pm
The Obama administration, facing growing pressure from European and Arab allies to stanch the rising civilian death toll in the Gaza Strip, embarked Monday on an aggressive new diplomatic push to secure a cease-fire between Israel and the militant Palestinian group Hamas.

Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

July 21, 2014 - 4:45pm
When healthier school-meal regulations were first implemented in 2012, a majority of elementary-school students complained, but then ultimately found them agreeable, according to a peer-reviewed study.

Friend of Accused Marathon Bomber Found Guilty in Obstruction Case

July 21, 2014 - 4:44pm
Azamat Tazhayakov as found guilty Monday of trying to thwart the investigation into the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing by helping remove a backpack from the accused bomber's dorm room three days after the deadly attack.

Obama Calls on Putin to Assure Crash Site Access

July 21, 2014 - 2:02pm
President Obama said Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine continue to block full access to investigators looking into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17.