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With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to rule on race-conscious college-admissions policies, University of California officials say they still struggle to meet diversity goals 18 years after state voters banned affirmative action.
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a key former White House adviser, on the internal struggles to craft the Affordable Care Act—and what they tell us about today's Washington.
Job growth picked up in February as many employers shrugged off snowstorms and bitter cold across much of the U.S., suggesting resilience in the labor market that should allow the Federal Reserve to continue rolling back its bond-buying program.
Thirty-nine percent of registered voters in New York City approve of Mayor Bill de Blasio's job performance two months after he took the reins of the nation's largest city.
Arrests for panhandling and peddling in the subways have tripled so far this year when compared with 2013, an indication of efforts to focus on the quality-of-life issue.
Energy companies don't see eye to eye with the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency. But for the first time in years, they have begun to fashion something resembling a working relationship with new EPA chief Gina McCarthy.
Americans' wealth reached an inflation-adjusted record last year thanks to a surging stock market and rising home values, laying the groundwork for stronger economic growth. But benefits have unfolded unevenly.
The Moscow-backed government of Crimea set a referendum in 10 days to ratify its decision to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, a vote President Obama blasted as illegal.
New York City's private-sector labor market continued to improve in January, with most industries adding thousands of jobs, and at a faster pace than the state or nation.
The number of previously uninsured consumers buying coverage under the health law has risen sharply in recent weeks, according to new research, a nascent signal of progress in the law's goal of reducing the ranks of the uninsured.
New York Fed President William Dudley said recent economic weakness hasn't changed his upbeat expectations for the economy and isn't enough to alter the central bank's plan to reduce bond purchases.
A U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed five Afghan army troops in an incident that is likely to inflame already battered relations between the two countries ahead of presidential elections.
New York state Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. was found guilty Thursday of soliciting more than $250,000 from favor-seeking businessmen who turned out to be undercover federal agents.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called Thursday for a meeting of the Union of South American Countries to discuss the turmoil that has gripped his country.
A one-time al Qaeda trainee provided inside details Thursday about the terror group's camps and early sightings of alleged al Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith.
Five states have joined a lawsuit challenging a California law that would require producers of all eggs sold in the Golden State to house hens in roomier cages.
The battle over strategy in the Republican Party played out in front of conservative activists, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stoking ideological passion and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie saying the party must show voters that it can govern.
A major infiltration of a military network blamed on Iran was facilitated by a poorly written contract with computer-services provider Hewlett-Packard, said people familiar with the matter.
The Senate on Thursday blocked legislation removing consideration of sexual-assault cases from the military chain of command, but prepared to expand other protections next week.
The U.S. Army said Thursday it has suspended a prosecutor who oversees sexual assault cases over allegations of groping a female soldier at a sexual-assault conference.