WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the signing of a security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan marks a "historic day" in the partnership between the two countries.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D) has a double-digit lead over his challenger, state Sen. Jim Oberweis (R), according to a newly-released poll.
Brandon Coats has been a medical marijuana patient since 2009, but was fired from his job after failing a drug test four years ago. | AP file
Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can't find steady work because employers are wary of his off-duty smoking. Colorado's Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in Coats' case, which could have big implications for pot smokers in the first state to legalize recreational sales of the drug.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington over the weekend. Paul is working to improve the Republican Party’s image among young voters as he visits South Carolina. The first-term Republican senator is to appear at the University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston on Tuesday before addressing the Horry County GOP. | AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
WASHINGTON — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is working to improve the Republican Party's image among young voters as he visits South Carolina, a key state in the presidential primary calendar.
More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday is meeting with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and later in the day, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
MADISON, Wis. — State officials are looking into how a naked man found his way into the Wisconsin state Capitol's rotunda.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face lawmakers Tuesday for the first public accounting of the details surrounding an embarrassing and worrisome security breach at the White House earlier this month that, according to a congressman, was worse than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged. The question is, will she follow the script?
President Barack Obama and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn order breakfast during a surprise visit to Valois Cafeteria in Chicago on May 23, 2014. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has a string of high-profile surrogates hitting Chicago for him in the coming days to raise funds and rally the Democratic base: both Obamas, Virginia Gov.
Aramark, the private service company now in charge of managing all the custodians in Chicago Public Schools, has decreased the number of janitors who were going to lose their jobs on Tuesday. SEIU Local 1 warned members that 468 custodians were going to lose their jobs on Sept. 30, but 178 with top seniority will stay on, the affected members learned Monday in a robocall from union president Tom Balanoff.
Gerry Allen, a resident of North Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side, suffered for years with unmanaged diabetes. But, thanks to an expanded community health initiative launched in April 2012 between a local hospital and an insurance provider, he did something he thought he’d never do.
UNITED NATIONS — Syria's foreign minister said Monday that the U.S.-led bombing campaign should be expanded to target other militant groups besides the Islamic State group, noting that the fight against terrorism has aligned the Syrian regime with its Western and Arab opponents in a fight against a common enemy.
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