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Joe Biden Claims He Privately Supported Bin Laden Raid, Years After Saying He Opposed

As he inches closer to deciding whether he’ll enter the 2016 race, Vice President Joe Biden provided new details today on the deliberations over the Osama bin Laden raid, seemingly revising his position on one of the most important decisions … Continue reading

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Jim Webb Withdraws From 2016 Democratic Nomination Fight to Consider Independent Bid

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb said he is “stepping aside” from the Democratic presidential race, leaving the door open to an independent bid for the White House. “I’m withdrawing from any consideration of being the Democratic party’s nominee for the … Continue reading

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Why an artist painted a U.S.-Mexico border fence sky blue

The artist who painted a U.S.-Mexico border fence sky blue to “erase” divisions among different countries was pleasantly surprised that it resonated with so many people — including members of Border Patrol. Ana Teresa Fernández, who was born in Mexico … Continue reading

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Florida’s Charlie Crist running for Congress as a Democrat

By Letitia Stein ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Reuters) – Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor of Florida, said on Tuesday he would seek election to the U.S. Congress as a Democrat, his latest bid at a political comeback. Crist, a one-term … Continue reading

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Biden offers new account of his advice to Obama on bin Laden raid

By Alana Wise and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he advised President Barack Obama in May 2011 to go ahead with the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, contradicting … Continue reading

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Ryan to run for House Speaker if he can unify Republicans

By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A reluctant U.S. Representative Paul Ryan on Tuesday laid out a series of conditions under which he would seek to become speaker of the House of Representatives, saying he will only … Continue reading

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Top US military officer arrives for talks in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The top U.S. military officer landed in Iraq Tuesday to get an update on the battle against Islamic State militants, saying he sees no prospect right now for Russia to expand its airstrike campaign into the … Continue reading

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States probe VW over emissions, look for settlement money

WASHINGTON (AP) — An expanding investigation into Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal launched by state attorneys general could last years and will likely end in a negotiated settlement. Forty-five states and D.C. have joined the review, investigating how VW was able to … Continue reading

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The Most Surprising Jobs Held by U.S. Presidents

View photo . When Barack Obama assumed office, he joined a long list of presidents who had previously been lawyers. In fact, 25 U.S. presidents have had careers in law—more than any other profession. However, not all presidents have followed … Continue reading

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U.S. approves $11.25 billion warship sale to Saudi Arabia

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has approved the sale of four Lockheed Martin Corp multi-mission warships and associated equipment to Saudi Arabia, a deal valued at $11.25 billion, according to a U.S. government official. The Pentagon’s … Continue reading

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