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North Korea applauds 'knife attack of justice'

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A man opposed to joint South Korean-U.S. military drills attacked the American ambassador in Seoul, slashing his face and arm as he was about to give a speech Thursday morning, authorities said.

North Korea quickly called the stabbing a "knife attack...

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Under Obama, 4 in 10 say race relations are worse

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Four in 10 Americans say race relations in the United States have gotten worse under the nation's first black president, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And 50 years after the Bloody Sunday march marked a turning point in the civil rights movement, ...

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Emails ruffle smooth Clinton campaign waters

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Hillary Clinton's biggest challenge to a smooth launch of her 2016 campaign is a familiar one: Herself.

At the very least, the controversy over her exclusive use of personal -- instead of official -- email while Secretary of State threatens to further...

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Suspect in Korea attack had troubled history

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The suspect behind the knife attack on the American ambassador to South Korea had a long, troubled history and often blamed the U.S. for tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

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Ben Carson sorry for comments on gay people

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Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized for commenting Wednesday that prisoners' changes after they leave jail proves being gay is a choice, but said that the science is still murky on the issue.

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Hillary Clinton asks State to release emails

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Hillary Clinton broke her 48-hour silence over the use of her personal email account while she served as secretary of state with a late-night tweet Wednesday saying she wants "the public to see my email." But her response is unlikely to tamp down the...

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Obamacare on the line at SCOTUS

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The future of health care in America is on the table -- and in serious jeopardy -- Wednesday morning in the Supreme Court.

After more than an hour of arguments, the Supreme Court seemed divided in a case concerning what Congress meant in one very spec...

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Hillary Clinton's emails: What you need to know

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Hillary Clinton is back in a familiar place: the center of a political controversy.

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U.S. weighs defensive weapons for Ukraine

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The Obama administration is holding intensive conversations with the Europeans about further sanctions on Russia, as top U.S. national security officials convene this week to decide what types of support to offer Ukraine.

All options, including defens...

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Wall Street pushes SCOTUS on gay marriage

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Wall Street's leading banks have signed a "friend of the court" brief pressing the Supreme Court to back same-sex marriage.

Major financial firms including AIG, Bank of America, BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs JPMorgan, UBS and...

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