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New Zealand counts votes in PM election

Polling stations have closed in New Zealand, where around 3 million residents were expected to vote in Saturday's general election.

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Man jumps White House fence, gets into building

A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told CNN.

Part of the White House was evacuated after a disturbance was init...

Social Services to reimburse Mid-Missouri woman following computer error

Rocheport resident Lillian Lynn got calls from three different government departments Friday after several months of trying.

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Congress dodges ISIS bill on its way out

The smell of exhaust from idling cars fills up the Capitol parking lot. Congressional aides have their engines revved -- ready to whisk their bosses to train stations and airports as soon as they cast their last vote.

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Chelsea Clinton baby watch: What we know

Here's what we do know about next week: Bill and Hillary Clinton will kick off the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on September 21.

Here's what we don't know: will they be grandparents yet?

Why are we asking right now?

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Obama sets new plan against college assaults

The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.

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Democrats making hard sell to women

Democrats were making an election-year pitch to women on Friday, mindful of their past advantage among the voting bloc and hoping to convince enough women to cast ballots for their candidates in November's mid-term contests.

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Syrian Kurds warn of crisis as ISIS advances

The latest ISIS advance in Syria has brought a swath of the country's north-central Kurdish region under siege, with Kurdish leaders warning of another humanitarian crisis without international intervention.

The Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani (Ayn al-...

NFL logo sign outside football stadium

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Hagel looking into military ties to NFL

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked his staff for detailed information about the U.S. military's relationships with the National Football League in the wake of the scandal over how the league is handling domestic-abuse allegations against players, CNN has learned.

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Bill aims to curb police 'militarization'

A new Senate bill is the first proposed legislation to curb so-called police militarization after the disturbances in Ferguson, Missouri.

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