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Eric Holder announces Ferguson investigation

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Eric Holder's legacy: From Guantanamo to Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder strode in to a raucously triumphant welcome at Justice Department headquarters on cold, sunny February morning in 2009, less than a month after the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

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WHO to review Ebola response amid criticism

The World Health Organization vowed Saturday to make public a full review of its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa once the crisis is under control.

But the United Nations health agency, which is among those leading the battle again...

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Supreme Court allows Texas voter ID law

Texas election officials can go ahead and enforce a controversial voter identification law opposed by the Obama administration and civil rights groups, the U.S. Supreme Court said early Saturday.

The decision comes just two days before early voting be...

Ron Klain

CNN

GOP slams Klain pick as Ebola czar

Republicans who pressed President Barack Obama for a more coordinated federal response to the Ebola outbreak are blasting the appointment of Ron Klain, a veteran Democratic political aide, as the "Ebola czar."

Rick Weiland

From Rick Weiland

Weiland surprises in South Dakota's senate race

Rick Weiland says when he was walking down the street making the music video for the song he wrote, a woman stopped him and thought he was country crooner Merle Haggard.

You can't blame her for being confused. It's not every day a candidate for Senate...

Thom Tillis

From Thom Tillis

McCain helps North Carolina GOP candidate

The Republican candidate for Senate in North Carolina brought in a foreign policy and national security heavyweight, a week after his opponent Sen. Kay Hagan's Armed Services Committee attendance record became a lightning rod in the contentious race.

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Nebraska GOP ad may be 'Willie Horton' of 2014

The National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee released a tough ad Friday that links the Democratic challenger in a competitive House race in Nebraska to a convicted serial killer.

The ad, which comes weeks before voters will decide the fate...

Carl DeMaio

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DeMaio accuser turns to lie detector

A former campaign aide who has accused Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment released the results of an independent lie detector test on Friday in an effort to refute DeMaio's suggestion that he is a suspected criminal.

I...

Ron Klain

CNN

Sources: Obama will name Ron Klain Ebola Czar

President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his "Ebola czar," knowledgeable sources tell CNN.

The president on Thursday signaled his openness to the idea to have one individual coordinating the entire federal response to any threat of an outbreak in...

Marriage licenses issued in Las Vegas

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Same-sex marriage OK in Alaska, Wyoming

Same-sex marriage in Alaska can move forward after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected the state's request to delay enforcement. The one-sentence order from the justices denying a stay means gays and lesbians could soon legally wed.

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