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First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens,” Mrs. Obama said.

Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

Obama to GOP: ‘Stop just hating all the time’

“Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Come on,” the president said in a boisterous and sharply partisan speech in Kansas City.

Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies

Ex-IRS official called conservatives ‘crazies

“This new evidence clearly demonstrates why Ms. Lerner not only targeted conservatives, but denied such groups their rights to due process and equal protection under the law,” Camp said in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.

UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

“Unfortunately UCLA was the sink for this water source,” UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said.

Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

My constituents back home don’t understand why in the world we would leave without fixing this problem, without addressing this humanitarian crisis,” said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.

A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said that given last quarter’s rebound, he’s boosting his estimate for growth this year to 2 percent, up from a previous 1.7 percent forecast.

EPA in Colorado hears praise, criticism of new air rules 

EPA in Colorado hears praise, criticism of new air rules 

“The rule does not do nearly enough to protect the health of the front-line communities,” he said. “We’re dying, literally dying, for you to help us.”

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children 

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children 

The new poll found 53 percent of Americans believe the United States has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution, while 44 percent believe it has that responsibility

Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

“In some areas of the world, there’s going to be a learning curve,” says Patrick Smith, a commercial airline pilot for 24 years and author of “Cockpit Confidential.

Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

Researchers said changes in ocean chemistry could make it harder for mollusks and other small creatures to build and keep their skeletons or shells.