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Jeb Bush visits Washington to talk about education and economic opportunity

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in a speech on Thursday argued that it’s getting harder to make a living and rise above poverty in America, and...

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush gives the keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: They killed Peter Kassig

What, in the name of God?

Talks on drought bill underway on Capitol Hill

California’s water future is boiling below the surface this week.

Rancher Jon Pedotti walks on the cracked remains of a parched lake bed on his ranch located along San Simeon Creek in the Santa Lucia Mountain foothills of Cambria, Calif.

Moderate Syrian rebels say they’re advancing on Damascus from south

Rebel groups based in southern Syria are advancing on the western suburbs of Damascus and warning they might soon enter the capital, a development that’s in sharp contrast to the grim reports from northern Syria, where moderate rebels have...

Obama’s political legacy fading fast

The Obama legacy wasn’t supposed to unfold this way.

President Barack Obama, Oct. 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Remembering Peter Kassig: ‘His empathy and warmth were obvious’

For eight months, Peter Kassig shared McClatchy correspondent Mitchell Prothero’s apartment in Beirut when he wasn’t making trips to...

Kassig making a food delivery to refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, May 2013 (Courtesy of the family photo)

Peter Kassig’s friends hope unusual Islamic State video means he fought his beheading

Until Sunday, Islamic State hostage execution videos followed a macabre formula: the condemned appears in an orange jumpsuit, reads a scripted message...

In this undated photo provided by the Kassig Family, Peter Kassig, is shown  with a truck loaded with supplies.

Despite losses, Pelosi’s power in the House remains undiminished

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has paid no public price for her party’s repeated defeats.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Nov. 4, 2014.