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Conservatives blast Clinton, Obama for 'tragic failure of leadership'

Two top Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee blasted Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration Tuesday for "a tragic failure of leadership" in the…


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GOP senators warn Democrats not to block Zika funds

Top Senate Republicans urged Democrats not to block a Zika funding measure that faces a key vote Tuesday, cautioning that Democrats will be blamed if children…

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Benghazi report: Clinton should have realized risks

House Republicans released a long-awaited report Tuesday on the Benghazi terror attacks that killed four Americans on Hillary Clinton's watch as secretary of…

Hillary Clinton in Cincinnati

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GOP seizes on video to hit Hillary Clinton on trade

It's the video that Sen. Bernie Sanders never had: footage of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on camera praising the controversial Trans-Pacific…

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Trump hires former Cruz aide

A top lieutenant to Ted Cruz is joining Donald Trump's presidential campaign, filling a hole in its communications shop.

Jason Miller, who guided communications…

Hillary Clinton


Clinton on voters' trust issues: 'I know I have work to do'

Hillary Clinton, facing direct criticism about her trustworthiness from rival Donald Trump, admitted Monday she needs to do more to earn voters' trust.


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Is Donald Trump softening his tone?

Donald Trump may be finally gearing up to do what many Republican leaders have hoped: soften his rhetoric and pivot to the center.

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US accuses Russia of harassing diplomats

Washington has delivered high-level complaints to Moscow about accusations of increasing intimidation of American diplomats in Russia, the State Department…

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Judge: Miss. clerks must issue same-sex marriage licenses

Mississippi court clerks can’t recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of their religious beliefs, a federal judge ruled…

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Kennedy's swings, Scalia's death define volatile Supreme Court term

The Supreme Court term that was rocked midway with the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia came to a close on Monday, showcasing once again the pivotal…

Scott Brown with Donald Trump

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Brown on Warren's heritage: 'She can take a DNA test'

Former Sen. Scott Brown on Monday stepped into the attack dog role for Donald Trump, saying his former Senate opponent Elizabeth Warren should "take a DNA…

Wendy Davis

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Wendy Davis: 'Overjoyed' by SCOTUS ruling

Former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis said Monday she was "absolutely overjoyed" by the Supreme Court's ruling that struck down a Texas abortion access law.

Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren joins Hillary Clinton on trail

Elizabeth Warren unleashed a blistering attack against Donald Trump Monday in her debut on the 2016 campaign trail, delivering a fiery speech that resembled a…

Bob McDonnell sentenced to prison

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Supreme Court vacates former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction

The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously threw out the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

The 8-0 decision left open the possibility for…

Clinton grilled Benghazi

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Democrats release Benghazi report

Democrats on Monday pre-empted the upcoming release of a Republican-led House Select Committee report on Benghazi by issuing their own version of a probe into…

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Michelle Obama, daughters visiting Liberia

First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia arrived Monday in Liberia, beginning a three-nation trip to draw attention to the millions of girls…

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Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

In a dramatic ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Texas abortion access law in a victory to supporters of abortion rights who argued it would have…

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Could the UK hold another Brexit vote?

The UK made a historic decision to leave the European Union on Thursday -- but has so far hesitated on pulling the trigger to go.

Donald Trump Indiana primary

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No way Trump will cause a recession, adviser says

No, Donald Trump isn't going to cause the U.S. economy to tank, says Peter Navarro, an economist and Trump supporter.

Mike Huckabee

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Mike Huckabee paying $25,000 for playing 'Eye of the Tiger'

Failed presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is paying $25,000 for playing "Eye of the Tiger" at a rally last year without the band's permission, CNNMoney has…

Supreme Court

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SCOTUS sides against Maine man in gun ownership case

The Supreme Court ruled Monday against a Maine resident who argued he should not have been stripped of his ability to possess a firearm despite a prior…

Hillary Clinton June 6

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What Hillary Clinton has learned since 2008

Hillary Clinton has one big advantage over Donald Trump heading into November: hindsight.

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Trump to give policy speech in Pennsylvania

Donald Trump will give a economic policy speech in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, his campaign announced Monday.

Trump's address -- titled "Declaring American…

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Isaac Lee: Trump has 'gone too far' to regain Hispanic vote

Donald Trump has doomed his candidacy by promoting a "speech of hate and divisiveness," irrevocably alienating himself from the vast majority of Hispanic…

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Sanders press secretary exits campaign

Symone Sanders, national press secretary for the Bernie Sanders' campaign, confirms that she has left the senator's presidential bid.

She gave her notice last…

President Obama

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How the White House prepared for Brexit

National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Sunday described how President Barack Obama and the White House prepared for, and then reacted to, the British…

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Fiscal showdown: Clinton vs. Trump on spending, taxes and debt

There are many stark differences between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton June 26

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Clinton nods to populist fervor in first response to Brexit

Hillary Clinton, responding for the first time to the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union, argued that the vote shows now is a time for "steady,…

Newt Gingrich

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Gingrich on VP speculation: 'Nobody's called me'

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday the Donald Trump campaign had not yet reached out to him about joining the ticket.

Hillary Clinton New York Pride Parade

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Clinton marches in New York pride parade

Hillary Clinton marched in the New York Pride parade on Sunday, highlighting her support for same-sex marriage and national LGBT nondiscrimination laws.

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Trump, Clinton surrogates battle over immigration rhetoric

Two former governors got into a heated exchange Sunday morning over immigration and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Sen Tim Kaine

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Kaine confesses 'I am boring' in response to VP talk

Tim Kaine said Sunday he agrees with the most oft-cited criticism of him as a potential vice presidential candidate, saying that it's true, "I am boring."


Donald Trump, May 5, 2016

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Aide mum on assertion Trump is a 'baby Christian'

Donald Trump is now a born-again Christian, an evangelical leader says, but a top campaign aide declined to comment on that revelation on Sunday.

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Iceland elects first new president in 20 years

A political outsider has won Iceland's presidential election after riding a wave of public anti-establishment sentiment in the wake of the Panama Papers…

Sen. Mitch McConnell

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McConnell won't say if Trump is qualified for presidency

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wouldn't answer questions Sunday about whether Donald Trump is qualified for the presidency, saying he'll "leave that to…

Donald Trump

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Clinton ad knocks Trump over Brexit response

Hillary Clinton's campaign will begin airing an ad this week that knocks Donald Trump for his response to the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union…


George Will: Trump's judge comments prompted exit from GOP

George Will, the conservative commentator and columnist, said Sunday that he changed his voter registration to "unaffiliated" 23 days ago and has left the…

Donald Trump in Ayr, Scotland

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Corker on Trump: Scotland 'one of his best events'

Donald Trump's news conference in Scotland -- which focused in part on the golf course he owns there, rather than the "Brexit" vote -- was "one of his best…

Sen. Bernie Sanders

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Sanders vows to continue Democratic platform fight

Bernie Sanders claimed some "very, very important victories" in the initial draft of the Democratic platform -- but vowed to continue fighting for the…

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Clinton leads Trump, pair of polls show

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, two new polls of registered voters show -- but they differ on the size of her advantage.

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Flint water crisis: How bad was it?

The residents of Flint, Michigan, continue to face an unprecedented crisis over lead in water. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Brexit: Do you #Regrexit?

From Brexit to #Regrexit -- an online petition demanding a second referendum on Britain's decision to leave the EU has passed 3 million signatures.

By Sunday…


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For gamblers, Brexit was bigger than the Royal baby

The U.K. referendum marked a historic time for Britain and Europe, and it was a massive period for gamblers too.

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'Hamilton' show will be Clinton fund-raiser

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is hosting a special performance of the Broadway smash hit "Hamilton: An American Musical" as part of a joint…

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

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Clinton campaign hails Democratic platform

Hillary Clinton's campaign is praising a draft of the Democratic Party's 2016 platform, which reflects several of the progressive issues voiced by her primary…

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Brexit: EU leaders demand quick UK exit as fallout grows

Two days after UK voters decided they wanted to leave the European Union, foreign ministers from the EU's six founding countries met in Berlin to discuss the…

Donald Trump double thumbs up

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Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch sit down for post-Brexit dinner

One day after the U.K. referendum results shocked the world, Donald Trump dined with Rupert Murdoch, the owner of some of Britain's best known newspapers.


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Maine's first lady waits tables at harbor seafood joint

Ann LePage, the wife of flamboyant Maine governor Paul LePage, is looking for a little extra money this summer.

So just like teenagers across the country,…

Trump spotlight

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Trump's shifting positions on Muslim ban

Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States has been a central issue of his campaign -- but he has described the ban differently in the…

Trump in Scotland


Three news outlets turned away from Trump golf course event

Reporters from several major news organizations were denied access to a Donald Trump event in Scotland on Saturday.

Donald Trump, March 30, 2016

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Trump: 'A lot of people' asking to be my VP

Donald Trump, leading his press pack on a tour of his golf course in Aberdeen, Scotland, on Saturday said that he's getting "a lot of calls" from people…

Mia Love

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Rising GOP star Love skipping party convention

Utah Rep. Mia Love joined the ranks of Republican leaders and lawmakers who will be skipping their party's convention next month, saying that she would instead…

Pride parade in London

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London, New York celebrate Pride after Orlando shooting

Dozens of cities around the world are donning the colors of the rainbow this weekend.


Hawaii law places gun owners in database

While the issue of gun control has made little headway in Congress, Hawaii this week enacted a series of gun laws, one of which the governor says makes it the…

Donald Trump

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4 reasons why Brexit doesn't mean Trump will win

The parallels are impossible to ignore.

Donald Trump at Scotland golf course

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Donald Trump sells candidacy, golf courses

As Donald Trump fielded reporters' questions from the 9th hole of Trump Turnberry Friday, the neatly manicured greens and nearby club house adorned with…


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Obama previews stump speech; says no time for 'charlatans'

Delayed from hitting the presidential campaign trail, President Barack Obama previewed his 2016 stump speech Friday for an incumbent governor instead, using a…

David Cameron after EU referendum

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Anti-establishment tsunami sweeps Europe

The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union is part of a tsunami of anti-establishment sentiment washing over a bitterly divided region.

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Navy fires 2nd officer in Iran ship incident

A U.S. Navy officer who helped oversee the 10 sailors who were captured by Iran earlier this year -- which created an uproar in the U.S. when video was…

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Undocumented entrepreneur faces uncertain fate

After the Supreme Court issued a split decision that effectively blocked President Obama's immigration plan Thursday, Cris Mercado found himself in an…

English store in NYC

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Why the US is freaked out about Brexit?

Britain's vote to leave the European Union Friday left the United States confronting a threat to the strength and cohesion of both its closest historical ally…

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RNC delegate wants to avoid voting for Trump

A delegate to the Republican National Convention has filed a lawsuit against Virginia officials as part of a long-shot attempt to avoid voting for Donald Trump…

Hillary Clinton Donald Trump split

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Trump on Brexit: America is next

British voters just shattered political convention in a stunning repudiation of the ruling establishment. Donald Trump is betting America is about to do the…

EU flag with hole in it England

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Brexit 'Leave' campaign built victory on arguments against EU

It was a string of steady arguments that built support behind the "Leave" campaign, organizers and backers of that successful effort said Friday.

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Bush Treasury Secretary Paulson endorses Clinton

Hank Paulson, the Republican Treasury secretary during the 2008 financial crisis, has endorsed Hillary Clinton, adding his name to prominent GOP heavyweights…

Aziz Ansari, cast of Master of None

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Aziz Ansari: Trump's rise 'makes me afraid for my family'

Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari on Friday accused Donald Trump of creating a dangerous environment for American Muslims with his "vitriolic and hate-filled"…

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Delegates Unbound cites Trump in TV ad

A group of Republicans pushing for delegates to be able to vote for and nominate someone other than Donald Trump at the convention this July is going up with a…

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5 reasons why Americans should care about Brexit

Britain's stunning vote to leave the European Union is both historic and world-changing. But what does it really mean for folks living on the other side of…

Donald Trump

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Can Donald Trump be a CEO and a president?

Donald Trump's trip to Scotland, where he'll open a remodeled golf course Friday, showcases the business success and jetsetting lifestyle that appealed so…

Marco Rubio, May 2016

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Another GOP challenger clears way for Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio on Friday got one step closer to the GOP nomination to retain his Senate seat when another Republican dropped out of the primary…


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Obama names first national monument to LGBT rights

President Barack Obama announced Friday he was designating the area around the Stonewall Inn in New York City as the country's first national monument to…

House Dems after sit in

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Democrats end House sit-in protest over gun control

Democrats decided to end their day-long sit-in protest on the House floor over gun control Thursday.

Rep. John Lewis, who launched the sit-in Wednesday morning…

Vice President Joe Biden

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Joe Biden warns of 'xenophobia, nationalism'

Instability in Europe and beyond is providing "fertile terrain for reactionary politicians and demagogues," Vice President Joe Biden cautioned during remarks…


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Scotland likely to seek independence after EU vote

Scotland will likely seek independence for a second time this decade after the historic vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, Scottish…

Bernie Sanders June 2015

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Bernie Sanders: I'll probably vote for Clinton

Bernie Sanders said Friday he will likely vote for Hillary Clinton for president in November, the strongest expression of support yet from the Vermont senator,…

RNC in Florida

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RNC Rules Committee stocked with stalwarts

The long-shot effort to pass rules at the Republican National Convention that would unbind delegates and allow them to vote for someone other than Donald Trump…

Donald Trump

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At Trump news conference, it's all about Trump

Donald Trump arrived in Scotland at the moment the entire world was tuned in to the news that the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, but his first…

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House Republicans call for postcard-simple tax returns

Simplify the tax code and whittle down the tax return to the size of a postcard.

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UK backs Brexit: What just happened?

As dawn broke over the UK Friday, Britons woke to the tremors of a political earthquake the likes of which most had never felt before.

David Cameron resigns

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PM Cameron resigns as UK votes to leave EU

The United Kingdom's historic Brexit vote to leave the European Union triggered the resignation Friday of British Prime Minister David Cameron and wreaked…

David Cameron after EU referendum

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Brexit: David Cameron falls on his sword

Has David Cameron's decision to gamble the future of the United Kingdom left his political career in ruin?

Bernie Sanders NY speech

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Sanders calls for transformation of Democratic Party

Bernie Sanders was back on the presidential campaign trail Thursday evening, imploring his supporters to continue his "political revolution" -- even though he…

Boris Johnson, June 24

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Boris Johnson: The clown who could be king?

He is one of the the country's most popular and eccentric politicians and excels when it comes to hosting satirical television shows -- but could Boris…

Donald Trump in Ayr, Scotland

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Trump Scotland visit to dredge up controversies

Donald Trump leaves for Scotland Thursday, briefly escaping his turbulent presidential campaign to attend the official opening of a remodeled golf resort…

Hillary Clinton, June 21, 2016

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Clinton hits Trump in 1st Spanish-language ad

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, in the wake of the Supreme Court's dead locked decision on President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration,…

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Hundreds of new U.S. troops to Iraq a 'possibility'

The Obama administration is "not ruling out the possibility" of sending hundreds of additional troops to Iraq this fall to help train, advise and assist Iraqi…

Obama says will nominate successor

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Poll: Obama's approval rating up to 52%

President Barack Obama's approval rating remains on the upswing, with 52 percent now approving of his performance as president, up a statistically…

Welcome to Facebook page

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Facebook will require political bias training for employees

It's easy to forget that people are ultimately responsible for the way technologies work.

After anonymous sources accused Facebook workers of promoting liberal…

Lohan Brexit

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Lindsay Lohan live-tweets UK referendum

As the results of the United Kingdom's European referendum remained on a knife-edge on Thursday night, actress Lindsay Lohan began to weigh in on the…

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Vietnam vet gets Medal of Honor for saving 40 lives

For saving the lives of 40 soldiers and four of members of his own unit during a Vietnam War ambush, Lt. Col. Charles Kettles will be awarded the Medal of…

Chaka Fattah in Philly

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Chaka Fattah resigns, effective immediately

Chaka Fattah, a Pennsylvania Democratic congressman convicted on racketeering, money laundering and fraud charges, resigned Thursday rather than trying to…

DUI arrest

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Supreme Court OKs warrant-less breathalyzer

The Supreme Court on Thursday decided that law enforcement may require a breathalyzer for suspected drunk drivers without a warrant after an arrest.

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Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga join campaign against gun violence

Selena Gomez, Yoko Ono and Lady Gaga are among a host of big-name artists who are taking on gun violence.

John Lewis and supporters

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House Democrats see new tactic to set agenda

House Democrats wrested control of the national spotlight Wednesday, leading a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, chanting over Speaker…

Ashe at UN podium

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John Ashe, indicted ex-U.N. leader, dies

John Ashe, the former president of the United Nations General Assembly in 2013 and 2014, died Wednesday while awaiting trial in a bribery scandal, police…

Rock for president

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The Rock teases a run for president (again)

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is arguably already one of the most powerful people in the world -- for proof, catch him flexing his way out of an arm cast in "…



Deadlocked Supreme Court deals big blow to Obama immigration plan

In a crushing blow to the White House, the Supreme Court announced Thursday it was evenly divided in a case concerning President Barack Obama's controversial…

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Scottish town rolls out the red carpet for Trump

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will take time out of his White House bid to attend the official Turnberry reopening Friday.…

Supreme Court

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Supreme Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action plan

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas, saying that the plan taking race into consideration as…

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C-SPAN goes dark so Democrats use Periscope

The U.S. Capitol is one of the most wired buildings on Earth, but on Wednesday cell phone camera feeds were the main way to see what was happening there.


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