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Obama: US used torture after 911 attacks

President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States "crossed a line" and tortured al Qaeda detainees after the 9/11 terror attacks.

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House GOP mulls another shot at border bill

A day late and a compromise short.

House Republicans stayed in Washington longer than planned to try to change an emergency border bill so it can pass without any Democratic help.

However, a split between tea party conservatives and more moderate Repub...

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Senate approves money for Israel's Iron Dome

Divided on other issues, U.S. lawmakers united in support of Israel on Friday with the Senate approving another $225 million for the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Hillary Clinton testifies on Benghazi attack

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Book says Clinton blamed husband's infidelity on abuse as child

Hillary Clinton told an interviewer in 1999 -- the year after the Monica Lewinsky scandal rocked Bill Clinton's presidency -- that the president's infidelity issues stemmed from his abusive mother and led to a sex addiction for the former president.

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Eric Cantor

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Cantor leaving Congress later this month

Eric Cantor will be leaving Congress earlier than expected -- the former House majority leader whose primary defeat less than two months ago rocked the Republican Party says he'll resign effective Aug. 18.

Economic conditions poll

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Poll: Percentage who say economy's 'good' on the rise

Most Americans still say that the economy's in poor shape. But the percentage who describe economic conditions as good continue to slowly but steadily increase, and now stands at its highest level since before the last recession, according to a new national survey.

Bill Clinton at financial summit 2012

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Bill Clinton: 'I could have killed' Osama bin Laden

Bill Clinton, just hours before planes crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, reportedly told an audience in Australia that he almost killed Osama bin Laden during his presidency.

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Immigration vote halted

On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress.

House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigrat...

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CIA apologizes for spying on Senate committee

CIA Director John Brennan apologized to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday and admitted the agency spied on computers used by its staffers who prepared an investigation of the controversial post 9/11 CIA interrogation and detention program...

Debates on 'Right to Farm' amendment continue Thursday

Debates on 'Right to Farm' amendment continue Thursday

While its name seems self-explanatory, opponents and supporters disagree on whether or not the measure will actually benefit farmers. However, both sides agree voting their way will protect Missouri farmers.

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