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Top Clinton aides head to Iowa, New Hampshire

Two top aides to Hillary Clinton's all-but-announced presidential campaign are headed to Iowa and New Hampshire this week, according to a Democrat familiar with their plans but not authorized to speak on the record.

Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign mana...

Indiana protest

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GOP 2016 hopefuls back Indiana's new law

Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum and Ben Carson are rushing to defend Indiana's "religious freedom" law, standing with social conservatives on a measure that opponents have said opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesb...

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Iran talks: Kerry still sees 'tricky issues'

It's crunch time for the nuclear talks with Iran.

Tuesday is the deadline for a basic deal aimed at stopping Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb.

As the negotiations neared the endgame, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shied away from predicting s...

Demonstrators in Indianapolis over religious freedom law

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Indiana legislators pledge to 'fix' law

Indiana's top two state lawmakers pledged Monday to amend the state's controversial "religious freedom" law to clarify that it cannot be used to discriminate against gay people.

Warren Barnes and Noble

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Elizabeth Warren tells Wall Street: 'Bring it on'

Elizabeth Warren has a clear message for Wall Street: "Bring it on."

The senator from Massachusetts said Monday that she will continue to call for financial reforms and for big Wall Street banks to be broken up, despite potential retaliation against D...

John Kerry

The State Department

Iran talks: Kerry still sees 'tricky issues'

As nuclear talks with Iran neared the endgame, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shied away from predicting success.

Difficult issues remain on the table as the world's most powerful diplomats meet in Switzerland with Iranian nuclear negotiators, Ker...

Obama speaks at Kennedy Institute dedication

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Obama salutes 'Lion of the Senate' Kennedy

President Barack Obama, formally dedicating on Monday an institute to the U.S. Senate and one of its legendary occupants, hailed the importance of the legislative body even while suggesting its best days have faded.

Speaking at the Boston waterfront s...

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Obama makes first trip to Kenya as President

President Barack Obama is making his first trip to his father's native Kenya as president this summer, the White House announced Monday.

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The 2 states Obama hasn't visited

He's visited steel mills in Indiana and movie studios in California; an oil spill in in Louisiana and a landslide in Washington State; military bases from New Jersey to Texas; even Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

When President Barack Obama spea...

Media director for Tom Schweich found dead

Police say Spence Jackson died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound

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