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House Republicans have proposed bills to audit the Federal Reserve and to limit its policy mandate.
The Education Department is announcing a new initiative to attract quality teachers to the schools that need them most.
Washington state is taking the final step to legalize recreational marijuana use, but pot could "sell out" within hours.
A top U.S. official acknowledged the government needs to be sensitive to the thousands of migrant children flowing into detention centers.
Airlines with direct flights to the U.S. have been told to tighten screening in response to increased threats from al Qaeda-affiliated militant groups.
Hurricane Arthur hit the North Carolina coast early on Friday and weakened as it moved out to sea.
The news you may have missed and the headlines you'll want to remember.
The American composer and conductor is debuting a new arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner," featuring choirs, trumpets, and cannons.
Workers are getting creative at keeping small bellies full when U.S. schools - along with their lunch programs - close for summer.
More than 40 million Americans will celebrate their Independence by taking a road trip.
The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.
Even the most patriotic among us can learn something from these little-known facts about Independence Day.
Wall Street's holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records on Thursday.
Tax dollars are pouring in, crime is down, and few of the early concerns about social breakdown have materialized - at least so far.
The storm is sparking evacuations, closing beaches, and disrupting Independence Day celebrations along the East Coast.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits continued to suggest the labor market was steadily improving.
U.S. officials cited concerns al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen are developing bombs that could be smuggled onto planes.
For U.S. defense planners already struggling to implement savage spending cuts, its been a demanding year.
Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to reach hurricane strength by Thursday, dousing some holiday plans.
Voters were split over which of the two most recent presidents has done a better job.