A Senate measure to expand background checks for gun buyers teetered on the brink of failure as opposition mounted.
During his travels, Secretary of State John Kerry has repeatedly invoked the memory of Anne Smedinghoff, who died this month in a car-bomb attack.
The Supreme Court on Monday struggled to find a narrow way to rule on whether human genes can be patented, in a case that will shape future research.
President Obama spoke Monday evening about the explosions in Boston.
Political news from today’s Times and a look at the latest happenings in Washington.
As the Senate prepares to start voting on gun safety measures this week, one of Congress’s most visible symbols of gun violence appeared in the Capitol to rally support for her cause.
President Obama has held the first in a series of White House meetings with Mideast leaders.