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Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., attends a news conference Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Nation faces stiff bill in Alzheimer's care

Alzheimer's advocates are warning that Medicare and the national health system will be swamped by costs and patient loads in the coming years if no action is taken to prepare for a projected huge increase in the caseload as baby boomers enter their senior years. Published July 22, 2015

Alzheimer's to affect 28 million boomers, eat up Medicare funds

More than 28 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's in their lifetimes, experts predicted in a new analysis. The report, released by the Alzheimer's Association at its international conference being held this week in Washington, also projects that combating the disease will eventually consume 25 percent of all Medicare spending as the huge baby boomer generation ages. Published July 20, 2015

D.C. streetcars travel 2.4 miles along H Street and Benning Road Northeast but do not carry any passengers. (AP) **FILE**

Desire cools for streetcar in D.C. amid missteps, costs

There's at least one thing on which opponents and supporters of a key D.C. public transportation project agree: Missteps are cooling desire for a streetcar system on H Street in Northeast. Published July 5, 2015

Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Stefanik may be GOP's bridge to millennials

Republicans this week turned to their youngest-ever representative, Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, to try to improve the party's chances of capturing more of the ever-elusive millennial generation's vote. Published June 24, 2015

Fitbit steps out on Wall Street with first stock sale

Fitbit, inspirer of uncounted billions of steps, took a giant leap of its own Thursday with an initial public offering which saw investors snap up shares at a much higher valuation than anticipated. Published June 18, 2015

Terrorist 'economy' bankrolls bloodshed in African nation

Armed insurgent groups fighting in Central African Republic have set up a virtual parallel economy — complete with for-profit businesses and an elaborate system of taxes — to finance a campaign of terror, sexual violence and other activities, according to a new report released Wednesday. Published June 17, 2015

President Obama will welcome Xi Jinping in September for the first official state visit by the Chinese president. The White House says the administration considers China to be an "important participant" in nuclear negotiations with Iran. (Associated Press)

China seen as launching plan to revamp global economic order

China's leaders have embarked on a conscious strategy to reshape the economy of Asia and the world to their advantage, according to two top scholars at the Council on Foreign Relations, who warned Tuesday the restructuring could occur at the expense of U.S. economic interests if American policymakers fail to develop a comprehensive response. Published June 16, 2015

Socialists are split on the presidential candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent who's running as a Democrat. (Associated Press)

Socialists sharply divided as Sanders makes White House run

They finally have one of their own running for president, but America's small band of socialists are not exactly united in backing Sen. Bernie Sanders' underdog campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Published June 11, 2015

Video Game Hall of Fame - Pac-Man

World Video Game Hall of Fame honors old favorites, sparks debates

A gallant mustachioed Italian plumber in blue overalls and an omnivorous little yellow ball locked down their status as cultural icons as "Super Mario Bros." and "Pac-Man" were named Thursday to the inaugural class of the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Published June 4, 2015

White House slammed for slew of Inspector Generals vacancies

With an invited White House official a no-show, lawmakers teed off on the Obama administration at a Senate hearing over what critics say is an unprecedented number of vacancies in the federal government's watchdog corps. Published June 3, 2015