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Obama Drops Plan to Raise Taxes on '529' Accounts

January 27, 2015 - 9:23pm
The Obama administration said it would drop a controversial plan to raise taxes on so-called 529 college-savings accounts, after the proposal sparked widespread criticism over its potential impact on the middle class.

Storm Lashes U.S. Northeast

January 27, 2015 - 9:12pm
A powerful winter storm lashed the Northeast on Tuesday, dumping more than two feet of snow on some parts of the region but falling short of predictions of a crippling, widespread onslaught.

Two Ex-Vanderbilt Football Players Convicted of Raping Woman

January 27, 2015 - 8:17pm
A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt University football players, Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey, of raping a former student inside a dorm room.

Indiana to Expand Medicaid Coverage

January 27, 2015 - 7:33pm
Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence is moving ahead to extend Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers under the federal health law after securing a key concession from the Obama administration.

Attorney General Nominee Takes the Stage

January 27, 2015 - 7:26pm
Loretta Lynch will step into the Senate spotlight on Wednesday as the Justice Department she has been nominated to lead considers a series of hot-button issues ranging from possible civil-rights violations by police to government leaks.

Agency Weighed Spying at Gun Shows

January 27, 2015 - 7:19pm
A federal agent proposed using license-plate readers to scan vehicles around gun shows in order to aid gun-trafficking investigations, according to a 2009 internal Justice Department email.

Offshore Atlantic Part of 5-Year Drilling Blueprint

January 27, 2015 - 6:17pm
The Obama administration proposed to eventually open up part of the Atlantic to oil and natural-gas production while also saying it would restrict waters off Alaska’s shore to drilling.

Independent Panel Proposes Changes to Military Pensions

January 27, 2015 - 6:06pm
A special commission looking for ways to revamp U.S. military benefits is expected to call for the creation of a new 401(k)-type retirement system as part of an overhaul of the existing Pentagon pension plan.

Why the Blizzard Forecast Missed Its Mark

January 27, 2015 - 4:39pm
National Weather Service experts misjudged the path and impact of the blizzard that struck the Northeast, in large part because they trusted the wrong forecasting model, several independent meteorologists said.

Fannie, Freddie Regulator Defends Actions

January 27, 2015 - 2:19pm
A top housing regulator defended a series of decisions made in his first year on the job that the regulator believes will improve access to housing but critics say could increase taxpayer risk.

U.S. Spies on Millions of Drivers

January 27, 2015 - 1:03pm
The Justice Department has been building a database to track in real time the movement of vehicles around the U.S., a secret intelligence-gathering program that scans hundreds of millions of records about motorists.

Number of Science Graduates Stagnates

January 27, 2015 - 9:30am
The number barely budged over the past decade, despite a national push to increase workers’ skills to boost the competitiveness of the U.S. economy.

White House to Propose New Offshore Areas for Drilling

January 27, 2015 - 9:02am
The Obama administration is planning to propose opening up new areas of the nation’s federally owned waters to oil and natural gas drilling, including areas along the Atlantic Coast.

CIA Mission to Arm Syrian Rebels Goes Awry

January 27, 2015 - 9:01am
Plagued by red tape, skimpy supplies and the defection of some fighters, the U.S. is shifting the program’s focus to southern Syria.

Obama Warns India on Religious Divisions

January 27, 2015 - 8:57am
U.S. President Barack Obama challenged India to do more to combat climate change, promote gender equality and overcome religious divisions, saying that progress on these issues would be key to the country’s success.

Generation of Long-Lasting Mideast Rulers Produced Stability---and a Mess

January 27, 2015 - 4:57am
Capital Journal: Washington Bureau Chief Gerald F. Seib examines the legacy of Mideast autocrats who ruled for decades and kept a lid on extremism but leave behind a cauldron of instability.

Keystone Pipeline Bill Stalls, Prolonging Debate

January 27, 2015 - 4:00am
The Senate on Monday rejected a procedural motion to advance legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, prolonging the chamber’s debate over the project.

U.S. Charges Russian Banker, Two Others in Spy Case

January 27, 2015 - 3:37am
Federal prosecutors arrested a Russian banker in New York on Monday and charged him as a spy, accusing him and two others of secretly gathering information about the New York Stock Exchange, U.S. energy resources and sanctions against Moscow.

Blizzard Bears Down on Northeast

January 27, 2015 - 1:47am
Officials declared states of emergency and ordered travel bans, as the northeast braced for a blizzard that was initially expected to bury the area in as much as 3 feet of snow, but forecasters later downgraded most of those numbers.

Obama's India Visit Is Message to China

January 26, 2015 - 7:55pm
U.S. President Barack Obama joined Indian leaders on the reviewing stand at a military parade in New Delhi in a display of strengthened ties between the world’s largest democracies as an increasingly assertive China shifts Asia’s power balance.