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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is announcing new steps to reduce gun violence, mainly by helping manufacturers understand what law enforcement agencies need from so-called smart guns. Smart guns are firearms that use technology designed to prevent accidental shootings...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing a rule that would prohibit federal agencies from asking certain job applicants questions about criminal and credit history until a conditional offer of employment has been made. The administration said that early inquiries...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing a rule that would prohibit federal agencies from asking certain job applicants questions about criminal and credit history until a conditional offer of employment has been made. The administration said that early inquiries...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is issuing a proposed rule that would prohibit federal agencies from asking certain job applicants questions about criminal and credit history until a conditional offer of employment has been made. The proposed rule would cover jobs in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, clearing the way for the first woman to hold what is considered to be one of the country's most important diplomatic posts. Roberta Jacobson was confirmed by...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. can meet his goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees by Sept. 30, the end of the federal budget year. Obama says the goal he set last year has been challenging, partly because of the need to assure the U.S. public that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A college reporter spending time at the White House has landed what the beat reporters long for: an interview with President Barack Obama. Obama interrupted a question-and-answer session that his press secretary, Josh Earnest, was holding Thursday for visiting...
BAGHDAD (AP) — VP Biden makes surprise visit to Iraq to urge leaders to resolve crippling political crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request for emergency money to combat the Zika virus has been sitting before Congress for more than two months, and there's no obvious path forward despite a growing threat in the hot summer months and increasing public...