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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

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Tom Hanks to host DC Christmas Tree lighting

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, will co-host the National Christmas Tree lighting next week, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.

Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren calls out Obama on nominee

Elizabeth Warren is accusing President Obama of again putting Wall Street regulation in the hands of Wall Street insiders.

Obama pardons turkey 2014

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Obama 'puzzled' at annual turkey pardon

President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling."

Chuck Hagel

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White House struggles to find Hagel successor

The White House has a big problem on its hands: finding someone to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was pushed out of the administration this week.

National Guards, sandbag, Dutchtown, Missouri

Audit: Missouri commission kept veterans in dark

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state audit has found that the Missouri Veterans Commission poorly communicated with veterans when handling pension and disability claims.

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Nearly half a million enroll in ObamaCare

Nearly half a million Americans chose plans on HealthCare.gov during the first week of open enrollment for 2015, a sign the federal health care site has improved since its rocky rollout last year.

Idlib, Syria, airstrikes aftermath

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Syria airstrikes 'kill 95 in ISIS stronghold'

At least 95 people have been killed and 120 injured in airstrikes by Syrian government forces on the northern city of Raqqa, a stronghold for the extremist group ISIS, a monitoring group said Wednesday.

President Obama making Ferguson remarks

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Poll: Obama's immigration policy popular, approach isn't

President Barack Obama's policy of halting deportations for the undocumented parents of children born in the U.S. is popular -- but his method for implementing it is not.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010

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Justice Ginsburg has stent placed in heart

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, underwent a heart procedure Wednesday morning to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

Mitt Romney, stand-alone head shot

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Romney tops crowded GOP field for 2016

Mitt Romney has said he has no plans to run for president a third time -- but that isn't stopping voters from wanting him to hit the campaign trail again.

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