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In battle over Politico article, DNC offers defense of Wasserman Schultz

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from South Florida who doubles as the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was blasted...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, February 23, 2012.

N.C. Republican dinged for defending right to fire gays

As House Democrats made a Hail Mary attempt to force a vote on laws to protect gays in the workplace, Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., continues to...

Robert Pittenger, November 6, 2012, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Todd Sumlin/Charlotte Observer/MCT)

Mexico becoming a major force in world’s automotive industry

It might be a stretch to describe Aguascalientes in north-central Mexico as the new Detroit. But it wouldn’t be a huge stretch.

At the Japanese School of Aguascalientes, Director Kunio Okoshi speaks with a student during recess in Mexico, Aug. 29, 2014. Officials estimate a Japanese population of about 1,100 people in Aguascalientes, including enough families with children to fill the Japanese School of Aguascalientes, which goes through ninth grade. (Ginnette Riquelme/McClatchy)

U.S. Inspector: Billions in failed programs wasted in Afghanistan

The top U.S. official for monitoring aid to Afghanistan painted a grim portrait of the country's future Friday, saying it is riddled with corruption...

U.S. Marines and Navy corpsmen evacuate a simulated casualty in March 2014 during a training drill at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan.

New sparks fly between CIA, Senate Intelligence Committee

Tensions between the CIA and its congressional overseers erupted anew this week when CIA Director John Brennan refused to tell lawmakers who authorized...

CIA Director John Brennan, February 7, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Pete Marovich/MCT)

For US, finding right allies in Syria will be tough

In an effort to map out the ideological spectrum of Syria’s various rebel groups, Turkish and American officials used a color-coded scheme: ...

The citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows rebels from al-Qaida affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the Nusra Front, waving their brigade flag as they step on the top of a Syrian air force helicopter, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN, File)

Rail union members vote down BNSF proposal to cut train crew size

A tentative agreement to reduce train crew size on one of the nation’s largest rail carriers has failed, according to the labor union whose...

BNSF crude oil trains meet at Galesburg, Ill., on Aug. 31, 2014. BNSF and other railroads have struggled to keep up with freight shipments, including record grain volumes and a growing amount of crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region. Federal regulators and lawmakers are monitoring the railroads' performance, while the industry is buying new locomotives, laying new track and hiring new employees to meet the increased demand. (Curtis Tate/McClatchy)

Poor rail service threatens economy, shippers tell lawmakers

Rail service backups from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest have the potential to slow the entire economy, several train-reliant industries told lawmakers...

BNSF crude oil trains meet at Galesburg, Ill., on Aug. 31, 2014. BNSF and other railroads have struggled to keep up with freight shipments, including record grain volumes and a growing amount of crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region. Federal regulators and lawmakers are monitoring the railroads' performance, while the industry is buying new locomotives, laying new track and hiring new employees to meet the increased demand. (Curtis Tate/McClatchy)
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