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Majority wants Congress to reject Iran deal

A majority of Americans want Congress to reject the recently-negotiated nuclear deal with Iran, even as President Barack Obama's approval rating continues to…

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Militarized AI arms race almost certain, says Hawking, others

A group of concerned scientists, researchers and academics, including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have warned that a military artificial intelligence arms…


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Price tag for fighting ISIS now at $3.2 billion

The cost of U.S. military operations against ISIS now tops $3.2 billion -- a tab of $9.4 million per day, according to Pentagon estimates.

The bulk of those…

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Trump sells Manhattan penthouse for $21 million

Donald Trump has sold a Manhattan penthouse for a cool $21 million.

The presidential candidate unloaded his 24th floor place in the Trump Park Avenue building…

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Huckabee's '07 Iran comments show about-face

Before accusing President Barack Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" by reaching a nuclear deal with Iran, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee…



Bush lays out immigration plan to Telemundo

Jeb Bush told Telemundo he wants a pathway to legal status for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

The former Florida governor granted…

Martin O'Malley


O'Malley goes after Clinton in Wall Street slam

Martin O'Malley did something new on Monday: He used Hillary Clinton's name to knock the Democratic frontrunner.

During an interview with Concord New Radio in…

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Stewart left speechless over Huckabee comments

Jon Stewart is one of TV's most outspoken media critics, but at one point during Monday's "Daily Show" the host literally had nothing to say.

During the second…

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NYT sets the record straight on botched Clinton story

Four days after a major error in a story about Hillary Clinton's emails, the New York Times has published an editors' note laying out what went wrong.

The note…

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9/11 photos show challenge of pivotal moment

Peering at the drawn-out look on former Vice President Dick Cheney's face and the expressions of other top Bush Administration officials, former 9/11…

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House votes to overhaul the Secret Service

A bill to overhaul the U.S. Secret Service after series of high-profile missteps has overwhelmingly passed the House.

The bipartisan bill was approved on a 365-…

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Who must be killed to beat ISIS and al Qaeda?

Every other week, it seems, U.S. officials disclose that another "key" terror commander has been eliminated -- in Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, etc.

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Campaign trail ablaze over weekend: Who said what?

Over the weekend, the 2016 campaign trail was abuzz with presidential candidates pitching plans and engaging with voters and Sunday and Saturday had no…

Hillry Clinton July 2015

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NY Times editor calls Clinton email coverage 'a mess'

Two of the New York Times' top editors on Monday addressed the paper's handling of a controversial story about Hillary Clinton's State Department emails and…

Trump Baton Rouge

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Disgruntled GOP voters provide the Trump bump

Donald Trump's so-far durable support in the Republican race for the presidential nomination rests largely on widespread dissatisfaction with Washington, and…

Obama's visit to Kenya

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Five highlights from Obama's trip to Kenya

After years of anticipation, President Barack Obama finally visited his father's native Kenya, made history and captivated a nation.

Obama at news conference

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Obama slams remarks from Trump, Huckabee

President Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail, skewering several top Republicans at a Monday news conference in Ethiopia, where he dubbed their rhetoric…

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Clinton pushes renewable energy with solar focus

Hillary Clinton pledged Sunday that as president she would put the United States on a path toward generating enough renewable energy to power every home in the…

Mike Huckabee June 2015

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Huckabee: Obama marching Israel to 'door of the oven'

President Barack Obama is marching Israelis to "the door of the oven" by agreeing to the Iran nuclear deal, Mike Huckabee said Sunday.

The Republican…

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Turkey calls for rare NATO talks

NATO said Sunday that it would meet this week after Turkey called for special talks amid heightened concerns over its security.

Chris Christie in Iowa July 2015

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Christie rips into gun rights activist in Iowa

Chris Christie tore into a gun rights activist who questioned his Second Amendment record in an Iowa town hall event Saturday night, displaying the fiery and…

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RNC: Knock off the name calling

The Republican National Committee has a message for candidates like Donald Trump: No more name-calling.

That's what the party's chief strategist and…

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Planned Parenthood chief slams 'sensationalized videos'

Planned Parenthood's president on Sunday lambasted "militant anti-abortion activists" who have released secretly-recorded videos of the organization's…

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Obama: 'I'm the first Kenyan-American to be president'

President Barack Obama capped an emotional return to his father's home country of Kenya on Sunday with an impassioned speech that was steeped in pride in his…

Rick Perry

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Rick Perry: Let us take our guns to the movies

Rick Perry said in an interview Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that the shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, earlier this week shows why gun-free zones are…

Bernie Sanders June 2015

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Sanders: I'm not dismissive of Black Lives Matter

Bernie Sanders said Sunday he sees racial injustice as a major problem, just one week after arguing on stage with "Black Lives Matter" protesters at a liberal…

Donald Trump in Iowa July 18, 2015

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Trump on Clinton: 'What she has done is criminal'

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email address on a private server crossed lines that former General David Petraeus never did.

"The fact…

Karl Rove

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Rove-linked groups haul in $12 million

The quartet of powerful outside groups allied with Republican strategist Karl Rove raised $12 million during the first half of 2015, a spokesman confirmed to…

Jonathan Pollard demonstrators file photo

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Lynch: No Pollard link to Iran deal

Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard has served enough time in prison to be released according to the sentencing laws he was convicted under in 1985, and the Justice…

Donald Trump

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CNN/ORC poll: GOP voters want more Trump

Most Republican voters want Donald Trump to remain in the race for president, and he's the candidate GOP voters are most likely to say they want to see on the…

Donald Trump at rally

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Trump supporters shrug off McCain controversy

Donald Trump returned to Iowa on Saturday one week after setting off a national firestorm about Arizona Sen. John McCain's service in war.

Presidential candidate says facts are 'pretty clear'

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Hillary Clinton on emails: 'The facts are pretty clear'

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday said she did not send classified emails from her private server while she was secretary of state.

Obama draws laugh with birth certificate joke

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Obama cracks 'birther' joke in Kenya

President Barack Obama in Kenya on Saturday cracked a joke about the most famous conspiracy theory that has dogged him since he became commander-in-chief.

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Obama, Kenyatta's fathers were adversaries

President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta stood on stage together Saturday discussing how the two countries will partner in education,…


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Trump takes aim at Walker in Iowa

Donald Trump has spent much of the early days of his presidential campaign taking on Jeb Bush.

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National Archives releases new photos of 9/11

The National Archives on Friday released more than 350 never-before-seen photos of the Bush administration during the 9/11 attacks.

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Dennis Rodman endorses Trump for president

As Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign lurches from one controversy to another, the real estate mogul on Friday gained the support of a…

Donald Trump

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Trump campaign bars Iowa paper from Iowa event

The Des Moines Register, Iowa's largest newspaper, reported early Friday evening that it has been barred from attending a Donald Trump campaign event in Iowa…

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Somalia Parliament member killed by al-Shabaab

It took only minutes -- a vehicle approaches and then overtakes a car winding through the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia. Gunshots whiz though the air, glass…

Hillry Clinton July 2015

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Clinton campaign, GOPers clash over Benghazi

Hillary Clinton's campaign said Saturday morning that she will publicly testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Oct. 22. But a committee…

Ted Cruz at Family Leadership Summit

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Billionaire brothers give Cruz super PAC $15M

Two low-profile Texas brothers have donated $15 million to support Sen. Ted Cruz, a record-setting contribution that amounts to the largest known donation so…

US president says Africa is 'on the move'

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Obama declares 'Africa is on the move'

U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday lauded the economic progress being made by Kenya and other nations in Africa.

Ted Cruz at Family Leadership Summit

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Cruz accuses McConnell of lying

Sen. Ted Cruz tore into Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor Friday, repeatedly accusing him of lying and charging lawmakers in both parties of…

Kenyatta with Obama

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Obama lectures Kenyan president on gay rights

President Barack Obama on Saturday lectured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about his country's gay rights record.

"When you start treating people differently…

Bowe Bergdahl

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Bowe Bergdahl detained in pot raid

Bowe Bergdahl, held captive by the Taliban and released in an exchanged orchestrated by President Barack Obama, was involved in a marijuana raid in California.

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NYT issues correction on Clinton email story

The New York Times on Friday afternoon issued a correction to a high-profile story that suggested Hillary Clinton was the focus of a federal criminal…

EPA, clean air act

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SCOTUS: EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act

In a loss for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act when it decided to set limits on the…

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Obama's biggest frustration: gun laws

One of President Barack Obama's greatest frustrations is his inability to pass stricter gun laws, he told the BBC Thursday just hours before a mass shooting…

Free Jonathan Pollard protesters

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Convicted Israel spy Pollard could be released

The U.S. government anticipates releasing convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard in November 2015 when he is up for parole, or perhaps even earlier if…

Wheelchair file


What's next for disability rights?

Wrestler and martial artist Kyle Maynard has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, traveled the world and won an ESPY Award. It may come as a surprise to some people that…

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Intel official: Clinton emails had classified info

The inspector general for the intelligence community has informed members of Congress that some material Hillary Clinton emailed from her private server…

Jeb Bush interview

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Bush fires back over Medicare comments

At a town hall Thursday, Jeb Bush refused to back down to criticism from Democrats, and one animated local voter, who charged him with "attacking the seniors"…

Bono Santorum

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Bono: 'Rick Santorum is in the house!'

Rock legend Bono put the spotlight on GOP presidential Rick Santorum on Wednesday during U2's concert in New York City, praising the usually buttoned-up…


GOP's nightmare: An Independent Donald Trump

Republicans dreaming of shooing away Donald Trump may want to think twice.

By publicly rebuking the billionaire businessman for his inflammatory comments, the…

Stewart hot dog crust pizza

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Stewart: 'Trump is the candidate version of the hot dog crust pizza'

Jon Stewart tried as hard as he could, but in the end, he just couldn't ignore Donald Trump.

Stewart opened Thursday night's "Daily Show" by trying to focus on…

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Dunkin' CEO: $15 min wage is 'outrageous'

Dunkin' Donuts' top executive says a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers is "absolutely outrageous."

On Thursday, New York state's wage board recommended…

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Meet Donald Trump's air fleet

Donald Trump is known for his larger-than-life personality, a trait visible from his fleet of aircraft: A large commercial sized plane, a corporate jet and…

Rick Perry speaks at the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits on April 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Court dismisses 1 of 2 criminal charges against Perry

A Texas appeals court dismissed one of two criminal charges Friday against Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry.

The court agreed with the argument from…

Iran nuclear deal negotiators

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Boehner to 'do everything' to block Iran deal

Hours before top Obama administration officials began briefing Congress on the classified details of the nuclear accord with Iran, House Speaker John Boehner…

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Obama's trip raises security concerns

President Barack Obama is not just heading to his father's homeland, but to a region that's a hotbed of terror.

Trump, Family Leadership Summit

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Trump: As president, 'I'll change my tone'

Donald Trump's boisterous personality is fueling his campaign, but the billionaire businessman insists there is also a more dignified side to him.

In an…

Donald Trump

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Donald Trump's 4-hour swing by the border

Donald Trump on Thursday landed in this Texas border town to meet with local officials, speak with law enforcement and tour the border between the U.S. and…

Obama Nike

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Why many oppose Obama's Pacific trade deal

After years of painful, drawn-out meetings, negotiators are preparing for what could be the final round of talks over the biggest free trade deal in history,…

Jon Stewart

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Stewart on Iran: 'Bad deal? As a Mets fan... I know a bad deal'

Jon Stewart took a night off Wednesday from talking about Donald Trump to cover another big story: the Iran nuclear deal.

"We've been talking a lot about a…

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Investigation into anti-abortion group demanded

Several congressional Democrats are pressing Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate the group behind controversial videos depicting Planned Parenthood…

Scott Walker mic

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Iowa talker Deace blasts Walker for lateness

Influential Iowa talker Steve Deace blasted Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for showing up late to his show and later apologized to his audience for venting his…

Department of Defense

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Pentagon opposes arming all military personnel

A Navy official tried to throw more cold water Wednesday on armed private citizens showing up on their own at military recruitment centers.

The official told…

Donald Trump at his announcement

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Trump's 92-page financial disclosure released

The Donald has disclosed.

Donald Trump's financial disclosure records were made public Wednesday by the Federal Election Commission, a week after Trump filed…

Gitmo, Guantanamo Bay

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White House: 'Final stages' of Gitmo planning

The Obama administration is in the "final stages of drafting a plan to safely and responsibly" close the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay, White House press…

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Dylann Roof facing hate crime charges in shooting

The accused Charleston church shooter now faces federal hate crime charges for allegedly targeting his victims on the basis of their race and religion.

SC Sen. Lindsey Graham

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After Trump stunt, Graham sets phone on fire

After Donald Trump read South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham's personal cell phone number during a presidential speech this week, Graham got his revenge: but…

Donald Trump thumbs up

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Trump to tour US-Mexico border Thursday

Donald Trump's colorful presidential campaign heads to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, where the billionaire businessman is sure to expand on his…

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Poll: Clinton trails top GOPers in Colorado, Iowa, Virginia

Hillary Clinton trails three top Republican presidential candidates in head-to-head matchups in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, a new survey shows.

The latest…

Jon Stewart Barack Obama

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Obama on 'Daily Show': 'Jon Stewart cannot leave'

President Obama made his final appearance on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart Tuesday night, and like many, the commander-in-chief will be sad to see Stewart…

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ISIS recruiter teen pleads guilty

Jeb Bush defends Swift Boat letter

Jeb Bush on Tuesday defended a 2005 letter that he wrote praising the work of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group that questioned then-Sen. John Kerry's…

Trump, Family Leadership Summit

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Trump gave Graham's number to the world

Speaking in front of hundreds at a rally in South Carolina on Tuesday, Donald Trump read a number he said people could use to reach South Carolina Sen. Lindsey…

Aerial view of Pentagon

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U.S. hits top terror leader in strike

The leader of a terrorist group bent on attacking the United States and other western targets was killed in a targeted strike earlier this month, the Pentagon…

Donald Trump

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Veterans sound off on Trump

Donald Trump's visit to this state dotted with military bases is emerging as a test of whether the billionaire businessman's controversial comments about John…

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Obama orders flags to half staff at White House

The White House and U.S. Capitol both lowered flags to half staff by Tuesday afternoon, after they were out of sync Tuesday in their tributes to the five U.S.…


John Kasich rounds out GOP 2016 field

Ohio Gov. John Kasich burst onto the Republican playing field Tuesday with a freewheeling and, at times, emotional speech that hit on two main points:…


Obama addresses veteran issues in Pittsburgh

President Barack Obama told a veterans convention Tuesday that America would stand united in the face of an attack on a military facility in Chattanooga,…

Donald Trump 2

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GOP to Trump: You crossed the line

The Republican establishment is making the most of the chance it had long sought to finally say this to Donald Trump: You crossed the line.

Ever since…

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99.97% of North Koreans turn out to vote

North Korea's elections are over, the ballots are counted and we have a not-so-surprising result.

With 100% of participants approving the candidates, the word '…

Donald Trump

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Des Moines Register: Trump should drop out

The Des Moines Register called for Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race in an editorial published Monday night.

"People who run for public office…

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Polls show reaction to Trump's McCain remarks

New polling released Monday -- nationally and in Iowa -- finds Donald Trump squarely in the top tier of candidates, but raises some questions about whether…

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Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump is a 'jacka--'

Bipartisan elected officials from the White House all the way to the wide open Republican primary field are using incendiary comments from Donald Trump to…

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House to vote on 'sanctuary cities' bill

The immigration debate, which has roiled the Republican 2016 presidential field, is coming to the House of Representatives this week.

US Secretary of State John Kerry

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Kerry to make historic trip to Cuba Aug. 14

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Havana on Aug. 14, to raise the American flag over the U.S. embassy in Cuba, senior administration officials and…

Jack McCain with John McCain, wife

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Jack McCain: Trump comments 'reprehensible'

Jack McCain has endured a front-row seat to presidential politics. He watched as his father ran for the White House. Now, he's watching again as his father's…

Sen John McCain

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McCain: Trump owes POW families an apology

In his first response directly addressing Donald Trump's comments on his war record, Sen. John McCain said Monday that the real estate mogul should not…

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U.S., Cuba reopen embassies

One bitter holdover of the Cold War slipped into the history books at 12:01 a.m. Monday, when the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations.…

Chinook Helicopter In Afghanistan

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Police: U.S. airstrike kills 8 Afghan troops

A U.S. airstrike on an Afghan National Army outpost in eastern Logar province Monday killed eight soldiers and wounded five others, police said.

The airstrike…

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Huckabee woos black voters in South Carolina

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee took to the pulpit of an African-American church in rural South Carolina on Sunday to address race in America.


Cameron to discuss trade issues with Chris Christie

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British PM plans multifaceted terror response

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday that he wanted his country to do do more in the fight against jihadi terrorism and to create what he called "…

George H. W. Bush

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George HW Bush released from hospital

President George H.W. Bush, who broke a bone in his neck after falling last week, was released Sunday from a Maine hospital.

Cuba flag Havana beach

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US, Cuban embassies to focus on diplomacy

One bitter holdover of the Cold War will slip into the history books at 12:01 a.m. Monday, when the United States and Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations.

Donald Trump in Iowa July 18, 2015

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Trump skipping early state GOP outreach

Hillary Clinton's latest economic pitch, a Jeb Bush critique of Washington, Donald Trump's unorthodox early state strategy and Republican debate musings --…

Cuban flag

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Cuba prepares to open its embassy

In front of the Cuban Interest Section in Washington, a flag pole sits without a flag. The pole was put up months ago, but until the U.S. and Cuba formally…

Rick Perry

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Perry: Boy Scouts 'better off' without gay leaders

Rick Perry opposes openly gay leaders in the Boy Scouts of America, he said Sunday, even after that organization dropped its ban on such scoutmasters.

US Secretary of State John Kerry

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Kerry says he has 'zero' interest in WH bid

While diplomats often dance around questions and can be reluctant to give decisive answers, that was not the case when CNN's Jake Tapper asked Secretary of…

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