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  • D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (center) is seated between Committee on Government Operations Chairman Muriel Bowser (left) and council member David A. Catania (right) during a committee hearing in which a wide-ranging ethics-reform bill was advanced to the full council.

    D.C. Council advances ethics-reform bill

    A D.C. Council committee sent up ethics reforms to the full legislature on Monday despite concerns that late changes to the expansive bill warrant a delay that could extend deliberations into the new year.

  • D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown (left) chats with council member Mary Cheh, as members of the council arrive for a closed meeting to discuss personnel matters in the wake of the FBI-IRS raid at the home of council member Harry Thomas, Jr. at the Wilson Building (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

    No consensus on D.C. Council after raid on Thomas' home

    A D.C. Council committee green-lighted ethics reforms on Monday, hours before the full body failed to reach a consensus on the political ramifications of a federal raid on the Northeast home of colleague Harry Thomas Jr. as part of an ongoing corruption probe.

  • Virginia assembly ambivalent on health exchange

    Virginia legislators appear at odds over how — or even whether — to move forward with a state-run health insurance exchange mandated by President Obama's health care overhaul during the 2012 General Assembly session.

  • Runoff elections in Egypt expose Islamist tensions

    A runoff Monday for Egypt's first-round parliamentary elections exposed tensions between competing Islamist parties that so far have dominated the vote.

  • Sen. Marco Rubio has book deal for memoir

    Sen. Marco Rubio has a book deal.

  • ** FILE ** Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani gives an interview at his home on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Pakistani prime minister sees progress in U.S. ties

    In an overture to Washington, Pakistan's prime minister said Monday his country wants to repair U.S. relations pushed close to rupture since NATO airstrikes on the Afghan border killed 24 Pakistani troops last mont

  • Briefly: Americas

    President Ollanta Humala declared a 60-day state of emergency Sunday to quell increasingly violent protests over the country's biggest investment, a highlands gold mine, by peasants who fear it will damage their water supply.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: GOP 'baggage' light next to Obama gaffes

    All the talk about the Republican Party's "baggage" is very funny to me ("For Republican candidates, mum's the word on Bush," Web, Wednesday). President Obama has so much baggage that Samsonite could operate its factories on three shifts and still be unable to manufacture enough suitcases to hold it all.

  • Philippine health chief hit for anti-gay comments

    The Philippine health chief is under attack for suggesting at an AIDS conference that health workers survey homes of gay children and warn their parents about potentially risky behavior.

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