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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to appoint a senior officer to oversee military ethics, in response to recent high-profile ethics problems. Whoever takes the job will face a stiff challenge.

The Federal Reserve has released transcripts from more than a dozen meetings that took place in 2008, as Fed officials and other regulators struggled to get on top of an unfolding crisis.

With another $7.2 billion in payments to the Treasury Department, Fannie Mae is now in the black for the first time since it entered conservatorship in 2008. Yet Fannie's future is as murky as ever.

After two days of violence and more than 100 deaths, calm has settled in Kiev. Opposition leaders signed a peace deal with the Ukrainian president, but it's unclear whether protesters will embrace it.

President Obama met Friday with more than a dozen Democratic governors at the White House. They emerged from the meeting declaring their united support for a higher national minimum wage.

Police are building software systems to integrate their data flows — from cameras to license plate scanners and social media — to better identify threats and suspects. But there's a privacy backlash.

Leo, Nick and Steven are triplets whose single mother had a hard time caring for them. Their lives changed when a blind man in their community heard about their situation.

Creating the salty-sweet snack was a bit of a technological marvel. And the company that claims to have invented it says Trader Joe's has unfairly cut it out of the pretzel marketplace.

Some of the 14 states running their own health insurance marketplaces lag behind the federal site in meeting enrollment goals. States doing better kept the IT goals relatively simple, reviewers say.

SNCF, whose subsidiary is bidding on a $6 billion light rail project in Maryland, transported thousands of victims to concentration camps in Nazi-occupied France. The company says it's not obligated.

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