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    Obama notes milestone Memorial Day

    President Barack Obama observed during remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday that this year is the first Memorial Day in 14 years "that the United States is not engaged in a major ground war."

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Julian Castro: Clinton emails a 'witch hunt'

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Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America's most pressing problems.

The Housing and Urban Development secretary accused GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of ...

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Kasich 'proud' of Cleveland protests

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hailing Cleveland example of how a city can peacefully protest during times of racial unrest, in this case in the wake of the acquittal of a white police officer who shot and killed two black unarmed motorists.

"They should b...

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A Memorial Day test for Hillary Clinton

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Jitters about Jeb, some praise for Rick Perry, the meaning of Hillary Clinton's holiday weekend parade march and some coming Democratic competition filled our Sunday trip around the "Inside Politics" table. Plus, a take from conversations with a coup...

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Russia bans 'undesirable' NGOs amid outcry

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Non-governmental organizations working in Russia awoke Sunday to a new reality -- that they operate now under a law that allows the government to prosecute them on the grounds they are 'undesirable.'

And those who work for such organizations could be...

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Women activists cross DMZ from North Korea

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An international group of female activists crossed the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea on Sunday in a controversial effort to bring attention to the need for peace between the two nations.

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Carter: Iraqis showed 'no will' in Ramadi

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his first comments since the key town of Ramadi fell to ISIS, blamed the weak state of Iraq's military as one major reason for the city's fall, in an exclusive interview on CNN's "State of the Union" aired Sunday.

"Wh...

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Clinton email dump won't stop Benghazi questions

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The emails to 'H' don't contain a smoking gun, at least not yet.

That's hardly surprising since Hillary Clinton herself chose which emails to turn over to the State Department.

But the first batch of messages released from the now-notorious personal a...

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Senate blocks measures to extend NSA program

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Opponents of the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data successfully blocked multiple attempts in the Senate early Saturday morning to extend the expiring law that authorizes the program.

The developments, coming in a rare overni...

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A guide to the Patriot Act debate

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Two years after Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency's secret collection of the data of millions of Americans' private communications, the bulk of those programs remain intact.

But the key section of the Patriot Act that the NSA used t...

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Ben Carson captures southern GOP straw poll

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Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson handily won the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll on Saturday, the first major survey to take the temperature of the Republican presidential field in the south.

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