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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A glance at the history of South Africa's governing African National Congress political party:
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's governing African National Congress political party will return to where it was first formed to fight apartheid a century ago to pick its next leader, at a time some believe the movement is struggling to regain its moral high ground.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's beginning to look like it's time for Plan B on the "fiscal cliff."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top contenders for the "big three" jobs in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet are all white men, rekindling concerns among Democratic women about diversity in his inner circle.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A tearful President Barack Obama said Friday he grieved first as a father about the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, declaring, "Our hearts are broken today." He called for "meaningful action" to prevent such shootings but did not say what it should be.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who unsuccessfully sought the presidency in 2004 and has pined for the job of top diplomat, vaulted to the head of President Barack Obama's short list of secretary of state candidates after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice suddenly withdrew from consideration to avoid a contentious confirmation fight with emboldened Republicans.
The beginnings of presidential second terms usually bring major personnel changes. For President Barack Obama, the shuffling in top positions comes as his administration grapples with averting a major year-end financial crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a bill that will expand trade with Russia but could antagonize relations with Moscow over its treatment of dissidents.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the nation teetering on an economic "fiscal cliff," federal judges may soon force Congress to dedicate possibly millions of dollars to what some of those same judges must consider a worthy cause: their own salaries.
Boehner and Obama raise specter of harming children if cliff isn't avoided.