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Obama: 'Things are going to be OK' after 2016

President Obama told an audience of young Vietnamese leaders that Americans usually "correct course" after making mistakes, referring to the divisive 2016 presidential race.

"One of the great things about the United States is that even when it makes m...

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Trump to give $1 million to Marine charity, other discrepancies found

Donald Trump says he's fed up with reporters questioning how much money he's donated to veterans groups.

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Donald Trump wins Washington GOP primary

Donald Trump moved closer to clinching the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday by winning the Washington primary.

Trump became the presumptive nominee earlier this month with a decisive win in Indiana that forced his remaining rivals out of the...

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Trump protesters riot in New Mexico

Protesters lit fires, smashed a door and threw rocks outside a Donald Trump rally Tuesday night in New Mexico -- the latest scuffle to follow the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign.

The scene outside Albuquerque's convention center was chaotic...

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Trump on the defensive over housing market history

Donald Trump on Tuesday defended comments he made two years before the housing market crashed -- in which he said he hoped the real estate market would collapse -- insisting he was simply a businessman eyeing an opportunity.

Trump's response to the co...

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Kenneth Starr praises Bill Clinton despite Trump's accusations

As Donald Trump is dredging up Bill Clinton's past to use against his wife, the man who served as the chief antagonist of Clinton in the '90s has nothing but praise for the man he investigated.

Kenneth Starr served as the independent counsel who scrut...

Melissa Gilbert

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'Little House on the Prairie' star ends bid for Congress

Melissa Gilbert, who starred in the "Little House on the Prairie" television show, is ending her campaign for Congress.

Set to challenge Republican Rep. Mike Bishop for in the 8th District, a seat Michigan Democrats hoped to target, the 52-year-old a...

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Dems worry DNC chair 'too toxic' after Sanders blast

Democratic senators are discussing whether Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz should be removed as the head of the party because she has become "too toxic" in the ongoing Democratic civil war.

"There is a lot of sentimen...

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

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Clinton looks to pop Trump's populist appeal

Donald Trump has cast himself as a populist hero during the 2016 campaign: A champion of impoverished middle class Americans shunned by a corrupt political establishment.

Hillary Clinton is launching a concerted effort to pull that image apart, begin...

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Obama's delicate dance on Vietnam's 'dire' human rights

President Barack Obama sought to navigate a difficult path in Vietnam during a Tuesday speech, balancing criticism for human rights with praise for progress.

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