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Man Warns Obama: ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’

President Obama found himself in an unusual situation Monday. As he was casting his ballot early in Chicago, minding his own business behind the voting booth, a young man walked by and warned him “don’t touch my girlfriend.” The girlfriend, … Continue reading

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American Jeffrey Fowle Released From North Korea and Flies Home on US Jet

Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, was abruptly allowed to leave today on a U.S. government jet. Fowle, 56, of Miamisburg, Ohio, had been awaiting trial on charges of leaving a Bible at a nightclub … Continue reading

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Is Iowa’s Joni Ernst a pragmatist or a partisan? The Senate’s balance of power could hinge on the answer

View gallery . Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican Senate candidate campaigns at the 2014 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, August … DAVENPORT, Iowa — “MOTHER. SOLDIER. INDEPENDENT LEADER,” the words on the bus said, in a dark blue font over … Continue reading

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Young girl narrowly avoids falling glass outside Ukraine stadium

A young girl narrowly escaped debris that fell from a stadium after an explosion in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where pro-Russian forces have been battling Ukrainian government troops. Surveillance footage taken from a camera outside Donbass Arena on … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren says she’s been treated differently in the Senate but won’t say how

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she has been treated differently as a woman in Congress. But unlike Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who opened up about her experience with sexism on Capitol Hill in a recent book, Warren — the first woman ever … Continue reading

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John McCain: ‘People don’t like Republicans and they don’t like Obama’

Arizona Sen. John McCain is expecting a low voter turnout in next month’s midterm elections because he says voters are skeptical of both the Obama administration and the Republican Party. “What I’m hearing from my pollster friends is that people … Continue reading

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Afghan Opium Trade Thriving Despite – or With Help of

Despite more than $7 billion of American counter-narcotics spending, Afghanistan’s opium trade has never been bigger, according to a U.S. government watchdog. A new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction issued today highlights the continued growth of … Continue reading

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The Ben Bradlee Mystique

CLICK IMAGE for slideshow: Ben Bradlee, executive editor of The Washington Post during the Watergate era is photographed … Usually, when Hollywood makes a movie about a historical figure, the actor who plays the character is better-looking, more charismatic and sexier … Continue reading

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Head of municipal securities office at U.S. SEC to leave agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The director of the office of municipal securities at the Securities and Exchange Commission, John Cross, will leave his post in November to return to the U.S. Treasury Office of Tax Policy, the agency said on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Corruption charges against Alabama House speaker ‘gutter politics’: Congressman

By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) – A prominent supporter of Alabama state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, a Republican indicted on 23 felony counts of corruption, condemned the charges against him on Tuesday as “Chicago-style gutter politics.” Hubbard, a … Continue reading

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