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Obama family serves Thanksgiving dinner to homeless and vets

President Barack Obama, joined by the entire first family, on Wednesday began the Thanksgiving holiday by serving dinner to the local homeless population and veterans at Friendship Place Homeless Center in Washington.

Will Smith at Concussion premiere

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Mr. (Will) Smith goes to Washington?

His new blockbuster doesn't come out until Christmas Day, but Will Smith is already looking past it.

This frenzied campaign season has so "incensed" the movie star that Smith says he is losing sleep trying to figure out new ways to be "useful in the ...

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Obama: No 'specific and credible threat' to U.S.

Ahead of the busy Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. government is "taking every possible step" to keep the country safe, President Barack Obama said Wednesday, seeking to reassure travelers and adding there is no known "specific and credible threat" to ...

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton

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2016 candidates: Yes, Chicago cop should face charges

Several 2016 hopefuls weighed in Wednesday on the shooting death of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer.

Recording shows tension between gubernatorial candidates

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An audio recording has captured a heated phone call between two Republican gubernatorial candidates.

Donald Trump

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Trump: 100 black leaders' endorsements coming

Donald Trump's campaign says he'll pick up endorsement from African-American pastors and evangelical leaders Monday.

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Marines to spend $225M on amphibious vehicles

The U.S. Marine Corps is spending $225 million as it takes another stab at replacing its aging fleet of amphibious assault vehicles.

The Marine Corps on Tuesday awarded two contractors -- BAE Systems and SAIC -- contracts to develop 13 prototypes of ...

For rent

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Britain hikes taxes on investors to cool housing market

Britain's decision to levy a higher rate of tax on investors in its red hot housing market will be welcomed by many.

Justin Trudeau

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Canada: We'll resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees

Justin Trudeau's newly elected government has confirmed it will resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada within three months, giving top priority to those who are a lower security risk.

The plan as outlined prioritizes families and vulnerable indivi...


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Ben Carson: the most misunderstood candidate?

By Ben Carson's telling, he may be the most misunderstood candidate in the 2016 presidential race.

The retired pediatric neurosurgeon has shrugged off a series of controversies over the past two weeks by claiming that the press simply misunderstood w...

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