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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.

China Tests Limits to U.S. Military Ties

July 21, 2014 - 10:48am
China is seeking greater access to U.S. aircraft carriers and guidance on how to operate its own first carrier, the Liaoning, testing the limits of a newly cooperative military relationship the two sides have tried to cultivate in the past year.

House Republicans Take Aim at Dodd-Frank

July 21, 2014 - 7:16am
House Financial Services Committee Republicans are mounting fresh criticism of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law in a report to be released Monday.

Tax Inversions Turn Into Campaign Fodder

July 21, 2014 - 7:15am
Corporate inversions, the practice of U.S. companies reincorporating overseas to avoid U.S. taxes, have moved from the margins of the tax code to the midterms as Democrats try to put heat on Republicans.