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Longest serving woman in Congress retiring

Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, the longest serving woman in Congress, plans to retire.

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Obama-Netanyahu relations never promised happily-ever-after

When President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office early in 2009, there were plenty of reasons to expect their relationship would be difficult.

Kerry, Russian minister meet as Ukraine simmers

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting his Russian counterpart for likely highly contentious talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow.

How to train for spring's big races, events

It’s hard to imagine spring is just a few weeks away. If you’re registered for a springtime 5K, triathlon or obstacle course, it’s time to start training. Tips from a trainer.

Insider's guide to Nats Spring training

Thinking of heading to Viera for Nats Spring Training? Find out everything you need to know to make the most of your trip.

Monthly Entertainment Guide: March

A preview of must-hit events and activities around town for the month of March.

Ice slows business, traffic on Northeast waterways

Waterways around the Northeast are beset by ice that is more than a foot thick in some places, making life miserable for those who make their living on the water.

How to fix the SES: Wipe the slate clean

In part four of Federal News Radio's special report, "Fixing the SES," current and former members of the service discuss what the key ingredients would be in a new SES recipe.

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