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Archived Since:February 11, 2011

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House votes to permanently extend ‘bonus depreciation’ tax break

The House voted Friday to permanently renew a once-temporary tax break, known as bonus depreciation, that allows businesses to write off the costs of equipment or property. The tax credit allows, for instance, agricultural producers to reduce their tax bills. Show More Summary

Netanyahu: Israel won’t back down on military offensive in Gaza

An Israeli tank rolls near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip on July 11, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he would not bow to world entreaties to stop a ferocious military campaign against rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Show More Summary

When pregnant mom is malnourished, her grandchildren may take the hit

A new study indicates that malnutrition during pregnancy can affect the sperm of male offspring. Photo by Geoff Manasse via Getty Images Underfeeding a pregnant mouse can cause changes in the sperm of her male offspring, possibly affecting...Show More Summary

House chairman: $3.7 billion request ‘too much’

More than 57,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed into the U.S. illegally since October. Facilities like this U.S. Customs and Border Protection placement center in Nogales, Arizona, are overwhelmed and ill equipped to handle them. Photo by Ross D. Show More Summary

Judge rules Fla. Legislature broke laws on congressional district maps

A judge ruled Thursday that the Florida Legislature illegally drew the state’s congressional districts to benefit the Republican Party. Photo by Flickr user Erik Hersman TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Legislature illegally drew theShow More Summary

Russian physicist brothers plan to resurrect Tesla’s Wardenclyffe Tower

Tesla broadcast tower. Courtesy of Wikipedia Nikola Tesla was born in the middle of a lightning storm 158 years ago today. The 20th century visionary competed with Thomas Edison and had a long list of inventions to his name: the Tesla...Show More Summary

Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost emails

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party controversy. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Show More Summary

More than half the world’s population lives in urban areas, UN report finds

Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Flickr user Carlos Pereria The world’s urban population has ballooned to 3.9 billion — 54 percent of the total population — in 2014, the United Nations reported Thursday. By 2050, this proportion is expected...Show More Summary

Possible immigration compromise emerges on Capitol Hill

Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., run into each other in the green room of weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center’s Studio A, July 10, 2014. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

People with disabilities denied voting rights, group says

LOS ANGELES — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental...Show More Summary

Will health reform shine new light on primary care physicians?

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield says increasing reimbursement for some primary care doctors is paying for itself in reduced expenses elsewhere. Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis BALTIMORE — A few years ago it struck the D.C. region’s biggest...Show More Summary

Parts of US Capitol closed after incident

Photo of U.S. Capitol by Adina Tovy/Getty Images An accident involving asbestos forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day’s session for two hours. A hazardous materials response team was in the building following an incident that began at around 2:30 a.m. Show More Summary

‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmy nominations; ‘Downton Abby’ gets 5

Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary Crawley in “Downton Abbey” and is pictured here with Tom Cullen who plays Lord Gillingham, received a nomination as best actress in a drama series. Photo courtesy of PBS’ Masterpiece HBO’s fantasy...Show More Summary

Germany asks top U.S. intelligence official to leave country

The top representative for United States intelligence at the U.S. embassy in Berlin has been asked to leave Germany. The move by the German government comes in the aftermath of two recent allegations of U.S. spying in the country, where a man has been arrested and another is under investigation for reportedly aiding U.S. Show More Summary

US, China talk cyberhacking amid new allegations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attends the Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting with Chinese officials including Wan Gang, Chinese minister of science and technology during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on July 10 in Beijing, China. Show More Summary

North Korea says some 30 Japanese abductees still alive

North Korea has given Japan a list of some 30 missing Japanese victims still living in the country, Nikkei Asian Review reported on Wednesday. The list includes victims of North Korean state-sponsored kidnappings in the 1970s and 80s,...Show More Summary

Walk this way: Scientists recreate 410 million-year-old spider crawl

Fossil records have allowed scientists to unlock a 410 million-year-old secret: the way an ancient arachnid crawled around. Using fossils from London’s Natural History Museum that contain a cross section of the early spider, researchers...Show More Summary

Lawsuit accuses Anthem Blue Cross of misleading ‘millions’

Photo by Wikimedia user Eeekster California insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross misled “millions of enrollees” about whether their doctors and hospitals were participating in its new plans, and failed to disclose that many policies wouldn’t...Show More Summary

PHOTO: Immigrants take oath of allegiance in U.S. naturalization ceremony

Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Seventy-five immigrants took the oath of allegiance and became United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony in New York City Wednesday. The event was held by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...Show More Summary

Don’t pet the Secret Service dogs at the White House

You may soon see dogs around the White House, but you may want to hold off on petting them. Photo by Flickr user Jorge Arcas WASHINGTON — Planning a visit to the White House? Bring your kids and camera. But please, don’t feed the animals. The...Show More Summary

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