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Obama Says Critics Making 'The Same Argument' Despite Better Economy

Barack Obama let down his graying presidential hair a little bit on Wednesday. He also joked about coloring it.
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Bush Says All Students Must Be Held To High Expectations

Jeb Bush says the nation's education system must hold all schoolchildren to high expectations or they won't succeed. The former Florida governor addressed Georgia lawmakers Thursday after a swing through the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Tunisian Museum Attack: 'I Thought It Was A Game,' Witness Says

One day after a shocking attack in Tunis killed at least 20 foreign tourists and rattled Tunisians, authorities are looking for anyone involved in the gunmen's brazen assault of the National Bardo Museum. Tunisia's president says his country is "in a merciless war against terrorism."

Japan, China Hold Security Talks, Hoping To Defuse Tensions

China and Japan have agreed to set up a "maritime communications hotline" as a means of defusing tense naval standoffs as vessels from both sides patrol in waters near a disputed island chain in the East China Sea.

Thai Court Charges Ex-Premier Yingluck With Negligence

Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will stand trial for her role overseeing a populist rice-subsidy program that was mishandled, costing the government billions of dollars.

A First For Joe: Biden Could Break Tie To Confirm Attorney General

Vice President Joe Biden has been more visible than almost any of his 46 predecessors in the nation's No. 2 office. He's had more access to the Oval Office and more input on policy than all but a handful.

Chicago Mayor's Race Reveals Deep Divide In Democratic Party

One of the nation's savviest politicians is in an unexpected fight. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's former White House chief of staff, is in an unprecedented runoff election next month.

Bad Blood Gets Worse Between Barack, Bibi And Israel

The U.S.-Israeli relationship was one of the issues in the Israeli elections in particular Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's poisonous pe

Fed Sends Clear Sign On Raising Rates, But Says Hike Unlikely In April

Updated at 2:47 p.m. ET

Letter To White House Tested Positive For Cyanide, Secret Service Says

A test on an envelope that arrived at the White House Mail Screening Facility Monday indicates that it contains cyanide, according to the Secret Service. The agency did not announce to whom the letter was addressed; further tests are being conducted to confirm the results.