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Iran deal only 1 vote away from getting through

President Barack Obama is on the verge of a major foreign policy victory.

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ACLU files contempt motion against Kentucky clerk

The ACLU of Kentucky filed a motion in federal court Tuesday asking a judge to hold county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for failing to comply with the Supreme Court and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Carson now leading with the evangelical vote

For weeks, businessman Donald Trump was the leading candidate with evangelical Christians.

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Congressman scares school kids with terror talk

It started out as a visit from the local congressman to talk to elementary school kids about how a bill becomes a law, but after the conversation turned to school-age suicide bombers, Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon had to explain himself to upset parents.

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Obama wants new icebreakers in the arctic

President Barack Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding up the timeline for purchasing and constructing new Coast Guard icebreakers in the Arctic, an area where the United States has fallen behind Russia in resources as the melting sea ice creates mo...

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Christie talks Romney, Trump on 'Tonight Show'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a frequent target of some of Jimmy Fallon's barbs, showed an easy rapport with the host on "The Tonight Show" Monday night, armed with an amusing anecdote about his New Hampshire visit with the Romneys and the Rubios a...

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Obama condemns climate change deniers

Seeking to lend urgency to his climate agenda, President Barack Obama warned Monday that even ramped-up efforts to curb emissions were being outpaced by the effects of a warming planet.

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Trump faces Toronto tower trouble

He is no stranger to causing controversy when it comes to matters over the border, but the latest Donald Trump imbroglio to unfold in a neighboring country has nothing to with Mexico or a wall.

The precarious stability of the massive antenna atop the...

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'Ready for Kanye' committee formed

One Republican in Maryland is ready for President Kanye West.

The night after West claimed at MTV's Video Music Awards that he's running for president in 2020, the "Ready for Kanye" committee -- which, in theory, would allow the group to raise money f...

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Rick Perry loses both co-chairs in Iowa

Rick Perry's presidential campaign lost its second co-chair in Iowa on Monday as it continues to hemorrhage staff because of deep financial problems.

Karen Fesler, an activist who Perry's campaign once paraded as "one of the most respected Republicans...

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