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Greeks go to the polls Sunday

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Greece: How did it get into this mess?

Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. The country approved the euro in 2001, in time to be among the first countries to use the new currency.

At first, the most ambitious attempt ever to create a new multinational currency al...

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Trump, PGA split over Mexican comments

Donald Trump's golf enterprise is the latest casualty in the backlash over his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants.

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The Greek crisis...in 2 minutes

If you're just catching up to it, here are the latest developments -- and what you need to know. Last updated: July 7, 11:55 am ET (3:55 pm GMT).

1) Greece will request a new European bailout by Wednesday.

2) Greece will reportedly ask Europe for les...

Council solicits public opinion on Providence and Broadway development

The Columbia City Council asked the public what they wanted to see at one of the town's busiest corners. The owner of the land, Mark Stevenson, has twice tried to bring CVS to town to develop on the land, but the council has twice rejected it.

7th Fleet flotilla in East China Sea

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Why 2016 candidates should worry more about China

The world might be fixated on ISIS, Iran's nuclear aspirations, Greece's economic crash and a belligerent Vladimir Putin.

But there's one high-stakes geopolitical riddle that has the potential to do even more to vex the next president of the United St...

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Pro-Rubio group has raised more than $15 million

The nonprofit group backing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's bid for the White House has raised nearly $16 million, the organization announced Monday.

The Conservative Solutions Project, which as a tax-exempt organization is not required to disclose its don...

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Pataki challenges Trump to debate

Former New York Gov. George Pataki challenged Donald Trump to a one-on-one debate on immigration Monday in New Hampshire, saying he wants to hear a real plan for reform from Trump, not "name calling" and "insults."

As the two vie for the Republican pr...

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Can Ted Cruz break into the top tier?

He's got $50 million behind him, a fervent following in Iowa, and a brand that he's worked hard to never muddy, but Ted Cruz has yet to have a breakout moment. Is that about to change?

The Texas senator may remain mired in the middle of the seemingly ...

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ESPN moves golf tournament from Trump course

ESPN became the latest company on Monday to distance itself from Donald Trump, the billionaire Republican presidential candidate who kicked off his White House bid last month with inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants.

The sports media empire...

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Obama on ISIS: 'This is a long-term campaign'

President Barack Obama offered an update on the military mission against ISIS on Monday, emphasizing the long-term nature of the effort and the importance of local forces and stable governments as keys to stopping the terror group's rise.

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