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President Barack Obama and Pope Francis met for the first time on Thursday, holding a symbolic discussion that sidestepped their differences on social issues and focused heavily on their shared interest in economic inequality.
The military needs to rethink how it teaches character and ethics, the nation's top uniformed officer said.
The House and Senate moved to bolster the U.S. response to the political crisis in Ukraine, with both chambers of Congress voting on measures to expand sanctions against Russian officials and provide assistance to Kiev.
The White House outlined broad changes to end the government's mass collection of telephone records, saying Congress must pass legislation to allow intelligence agencies to have speedy access to information held at telephone companies.
Officials expect the number of people killed in the massive mudslide in Washington state to rise "substantially" as questions persisted over whether warnings about the site's potential for disaster had been sufficiently publicized or heeded.
The senator overseeing U.S. education policy said Congress should consider reinstating limits for both graduate and undergrad students due to concerns the government is allowing students to amass debt too easily.
In a stride toward creating artificial life, scientists announced Thursday that they crafted a working chromosome for yeast.
An internal investigation conducted by lawyers hired by the Christie administration into the George Washington Bridge lane closures is expected to absolve additional members of Gov. Chris Christie's senior staff.
Northwestern University football players receiving athletic scholarships are employees and therefore can unionize, according to a landmark ruling by a National Labor Relations Board regional director.