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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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Swedish court upholds Assange arrest warrant

A Swedish appeals court on Thursday denied WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's latest request to dismiss an arrest warrant for alleged rape and molestation -- cases that he says are false and politically motivated.

Assange, 43, has been living in Londo...

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Obama's immigration speech: What to watch for

President Barack Obama is set to unveil his long-awaited overhaul of U.S. immigration rules -- potentially shielding millions of people from deportation -- Thursday in an 8 p.m. ET speech from the White House.

The impending actions are fraught with p...

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Obama tests limits with immigration plan

President Barack Obama's plan to take the immigration system in his own hands is a daring test of the limits of presidential power.

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Big jump in Medicaid spending after Obamacare

Medicaid spending is expected to soar more than 11 percent in fiscal 2014 as many states expand the program under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

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Sen. Al Franken goes after Uber

Uber's apology over an executive's comments theorizing about launching a smear campaign against journalists wasn't enough for Sen. Al Franken.

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Judge overturns Montana same-sex marriage ban

A federal judge overturned Montana's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday, making it the 34th state in the nation to allow such unions.

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Man arrested at White House

A man was arrested at the White House Wednesday after the Secret Service found a rifle and ammunition in his car parked nearby.

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Interim Secret Service testifies on failures

Joe Clancy, the interim director of the U.S. Secret Service, said that the agency has been "severely damaged in recent years by failures" and explained some key mistakes made by the Secret Service when a fence jumper was able to run inside the White ...

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President Obama's Keystone problem

President Barack Obama's Keystone pipeline headache is only going to get worse.

Border Patrol agent at US Mexican border

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Obama to announce immigration plan Thursday

President Barack Obama will unveil his long-awaited immigration plan Thursday evening, changing rules governing deportations that could affect millions of undocumented immigrants and setting off an explosive battle with Republicans.

Obama's prime-time...

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