Pakistan and Afghanistan sealed a landmark trade deal Sunday as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pushed the two neighbors to step up civilian cooperation and work together against al Qaeda and the Taliban.
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III on Friday appointed fellow Democrat and former legal adviser Carte Goodwin to the Senate seat vacated by the death last month of Sen. Robert C. Byrd.
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The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has long been a small but important jewel in the crown of America's foreign-policy apparatus. From the Sudanese desert to the labyrinthine bureaucracy of Beijing, USCIRF confronts evil, builds bridges and shines the light on religious persecution.
Janet L. Yellen, the president's pick to be the second-highest ranking official at the Federal Reserve, acknowledged Thursday that regulators were slow to crack down on risky banking practices that stoked the 2008 financial crisis.
Argentina legalized same-sex marriage Thursday, becoming the first country in Latin America to grant gays and lesbians all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage brings to heterosexual couples.
Same-sex-marriage opponents in Washington, D.C., vowed to appeal to the nation's highest court after an appeals court Thursday upheld a city law allowing the unions and rejecting an effort by opponents to put the issue before voters.
Marion Barry opens the passenger door for his visitor, seats himself behind the wheel and slowly merges into the evening rush on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington.
Argentina legalized same-sex marriage Thursday, becoming the first country in Latin America to declare that gays and lesbians have all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage brings to heterosexual couples.