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George Pataki

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George Pataki to announce presidential bid

George Pataki, the Republican who won the governorship three times in heavily Democratic New York, will run for president in 2016.

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Live anthrax inadvertently shipped by US military

Four Defense Department workers have been put in post-exposure treatment, a defense official said, following the revelation the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples in the last several days.

Wendy Sherman

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Top State Department official to depart

A top State Department official -- Wendy Sherman -- will depart following the completion of the Iran nuclear talks, a source confirms to CNN. Sherman has been the lead U.S. negotiator with Iran as the Obama administration has pursued a nuclear agreem...

Rick Santorum

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Rick Santorum runs for White House again

Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who mounted an unexpectedly strong bid for the Republican nomination in 2012, is making another bid for the White House.

Construction starts on Fulton State Mental Hospital

Wednesday, Gov. Nixon and hospital administrators broke ground on the new multi-million dollar Fulton State Hospital.

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development meets with JC officials

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was in Jefferson City Wednesday to talk with Capital City officials.

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Missouri House intern policy under review following scandal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A group has been formed to review the Missouri House's intern policy after the former speaker admitted to exchanging sexually suggestive texts with an intern.

Hillary Clinton

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Next batch of Clinton emails due June 30

A federal judge ordered the State Department Wednesday to start producing portions of 30,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kept on a private server.

U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras specified that "all of the non-exe...

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Lynch joins Obama in prodding Senate over NSA

Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday backed up President Barack Obama's calls for the Senate to reach a deal to reform and extend Patriot Act provisions set to expire on Monday.

Lynch warned that inaction from the Senate would cause "a serious ...

Rand Paul

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Rand Paul: Republican brand 'sucks'

Presidential candidate Rand Paul has christened himself a different kind of Republican, and now he's embracing a unique moniker: tree hugger.

In a new book released on Tuesday, Paul said he composts and believes in clean air and clean water. Paul note...

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