After speaking at a rally protesting the city's inability to spend $6 billion in locally raised tax revenue without the approval of Congress, Washington, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray walked to a nearby press conference and confronted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about the matter.
D.C. mayor confronts Reid over shutdown
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Is Whole Foods inflation or growth?
Now that I live two blocks from a Whole Foods, I shop there much more often and my grocery costs have risen. I'm paying more, and the product is arguably higher quality, but I'm not paying for the quality - I'm paying because I'm lazy.
VIDEO: Miami man offers live alligator in exchange for beer
Fernando Caignet Aguilera, 64, trapped the alligator at a nearby park and brought it a convenience store, asking for a 12-pack of beer in exchange for the animal. The clerk called Miami police instead.
VIDEO: Two winning tickets sold in Mega Millions game
Two tickets matched the winning numbers in Tuesday’s $636 million Mega Millions jackpot. One winning ticket was sold in Atlanta, and the other was sold in San Jose, California, lottery officials said.
Poll: Majority of Americans back minimum wage hike
A large majority of Americans want Congress to substantially increase the minimum wage as part of an effort to reduce the nation's expanding economic inequality, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Obamas, Biden to skip Winter Olympics in snub at Russia
The White House announced Tuesday that President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and the first lady will not attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, a pointed snub by an administration that is feuding with Russian leaders on a range of foreign policy and human rights issues.
Company to get $135 million from American Airlines over 9/11
Cantor Fitzgerald LP will receive $135 million from American Airlines to drop its lawsuit in which the carrier is accused of failing to stop the hijacking of the plane that crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 658 of the firm's employees.
Five myths about the future of Obamacare
Both liberals and conservatives believe they are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the Affordable Care Act.
VIDEO: Mega Millions $636 million jackpot spurs charitable thoughts
The prospect of a $636 million jackpot for personal use may be alluring, but charity is also on the minds of people purchasing Mega Millions tickets before Tuesday night's big drawing. Samara Sodos talked to some people who were more interested in giving than receiving.
Free at last from the clutches of Toys `R' Us
"I am free."
The thought pierced my cold, dark consciousness as I crossed a desolate commuterscape toward an early-morning train.
Gun deaths not easily tracked or tallied
Five days after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Barack Obama delivered remarks in which he stressed that, this time, the national conversation about guns must lead to action.
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