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(Phoenix, AZ) -- The director of the Phoenix VA hospital is being replaced after an investigation showed a record of mismanagement and hiding long wait times for care. Sharon Helman was leading the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center during the time that the problems were taking...
(Ferguson, MO) -- The decision on whether a white police officer will face charges for killing an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to come at 9 p.m. Eastern. Missouri's governor and St. Louis' mayor are expected to speak soon...
(Arlington, VA) -- The White House is downplaying speculation that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is being forced out. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says Hagel came back from a morning press conference determined as ever. President Obama confirmed Hagel's resignation on Monday...
(Ferguson, MO) -- An announcement is expected soon about the Missouri grand jury that's deciding whether a white police officer should be indicted for shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager. The death of Michael Brown triggered violent protests in the St. Louis suburb of...
(Washington, DC) -- White House spokesman Josh Earnest is again challenging the House to pass an immigration bill. In his daily briefing, Earnest was pressed about the negative Republican response to President Obama's executive action on immigration. He said House Republican...
(Washington, DC) -- Word is expected today from the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri on whether they've decided to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. White House spokesman Josh Earnest was asked if President Obama will comment about the...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is honoring 19 Americans with the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Recipients include actress Meryl Streep, musician Stevie Wonder and Michigan Congressman John Dingell. Michigan's Dingell is the nation's longest serving...
(Washington, DC) -- The White House is downplaying speculation that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is being forced out. President Obama confirmed Hagel's resignation earlier today. Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest suggested that it was a mutual decision. He noted that Hagel...
(Washington, DC) -- Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest is warning against additional sanctions against Iran because of what Congress did. Earnest told a briefing that additional sanctions would be counterproductive as negotiations with Iran are continuing. Some members of...