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12 things to know about Jim Webb

Former Sen. Jim Webb, who today announced his bid to become the Democrats’ presidential nominee, has been a dark horse before. Related: More information about presidential candidates In 2006, Webb, a former Secretary of the Navy who had never occupied political … Continue reading

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New tune for piano-playing senator: Revised education policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate? In Sen. Lamar Alexander’s case, he sits down at a borrowed piano in his Capitol Hill office and, with a grin, bangs out “The … Continue reading

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APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief

VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told … Continue reading

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Texas wants its gold back inside the state’s borders

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum. … Continue reading

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Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary, pitting the son of a longtime Illinois congressman and Cabinet member against a conservative writer who has railed at … Continue reading

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A look at the race to replace ex-Illinois Congressman Schock

Five candidates — three Republicans and two Democrats — are vying to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who resigned in March amid questions about his use of taxpayer and campaign funds. The winners of Tuesday’s primaries will face off … Continue reading

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Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump’s ‘idiocy’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump’s characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers. Several 2016 contenders have brushed off Trump’s comments while others have ignored … Continue reading

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Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney’s … Continue reading

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Clinton says hopes Iran talks yield deal in the next week

By Amanda Becker HANOVER, N.H. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Friday she hoped 18 months of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers would yield a deal in coming days to curb Iran’s nuclear program. The … Continue reading

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Vietnam Communist Party chief to meet Obama on landmark U.S. trip

By Martin Petty and Lesley Wroughton HANOI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vietnam’s Communist Party chief will visit the United States next week in a landmark trip that could prove pivotal in Washington’s bid to bolster its Asian alliances in the back yard … Continue reading

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