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Dropkick Murphys to Walker: 'We literally hate you'

A veteran punk rock band has asked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to stop using their music at appearances because they hate him.

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Obama: We need more drone regulations

One day after a drone crashed at the White House, President Barack Obama reiterated the need to regulate the industry as the recreational and commercial use of drones expands.

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As Obama departs India, a push for reform

In the final hours of a visit meant to demonstrate the deep societal ties between the United States and India, President Barack Obama briefly broke from his gushing praise for the new Prime Minister to make a soft but undisguised push toward gender e...

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Obama-Modi 'bromance' a turning point?

Every year, India's Republic Day parade showcases the country's military might and the diversity of its states. This year it went a step further, turning into an occasion that emphasized the warmer relationship between the world's two biggest democra...

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Letter: Fidel Castro supports talks with U.S.

A message reported to be from retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro late Monday endorsed the fledgling talks to restore diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, but added Castro still "didn't trust" U.S. officials.

In a letter, published o...

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FBI unmasks Russian spy ring in New York

The men would sometimes say they needed to meet to exchange tickets, but they never seemed to end up actually attending or discussing a sporting event or a concert.

They once talked about going to a movie. But that was it.

The reason for the puzzling b...

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad taken to hospital

Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad was taken to the hospital in an ambulance Monday after falling ill at an event in Johnston, Iowa.

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Ex-CIA officer convicted in leak case

The former CIA officer accused of disclosing the details of a covert operation to a New York Times reporter was convicted Monday in federal court, according to reports.

Jeffrey Sterling was convicted on nine felony counts of unauthorized disclosure of...

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US deficit to 'hold steady' until 2018

Solid economic growth over the next few years should help keep the annual federal deficit at a very modest level until 2018. But after that, the deficit will start growing again.

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Proposal exempts banks from Missouri consumer protection law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lobbyists for banks and credit unions say an exemption from a state consumer-protection law is needed to prevent excessive lawsuits against financial institutions.

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