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    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in court on Friday, but he won't be there. Instead, he'll be testing the waters for a possible presidential run.

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US Supreme Court puts Va. gay marriage on hold

Gay couple, same-sex couple

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. That means gay and lesbian couples cannot legally wed in the state for now.

The Richmond-based U.S....

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George W. Bush takes the ice bucket challenge

George W Bush ice bucket challenge

The ALS ice bucket challenge has gone presidential.

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Holder's pitch for easing tension in Ferguson

Obama and Holder discuss Ferguson

After years of causing angst for White House political aides by delving into issues of race, Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to Ferguson, Missouri, as President Barack Obama's top emissary.

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Pentagon looks at police militarization issue

Police in Ferguson

The sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the law enforcement response has sparked a debate about what some call the "militarization of police," after armored vehicles, stun grenades and high-tech weaponry were brought in to calm the ...

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Former Sen. Jim Jeffords dies

Jim Jeffords

Jim Jeffords, who shifted the balance of power in the Senate when he bolted from the Republican Party in 2001, died on Monday.

The former Vermont lawmaker had been in declining health and died at a military retirement center in Washington, according t...

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Hillary Clinton makes big political move, heads to Iowa

Hillary Clinton greets crowd

Hillary Clinton will headline Sen. Tom Harkin's Iowa Steak Fry next month, according to organizers, a move the steps up Clinton's political activity ahead of the 2016 presidential race.

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Al Gore sues Al Jazeera

Al Gore

Al Gore says Al Jazeera America is withholding $65 million from Current Media shareholders after buying the cable channel last year, and he's gone to court to get it.

"Al Jazeera America wants to give itself a discount on the purchase price that was a...

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Assange to leave Ecuadorian Embassy 'soon'

Julian Assange on Ecuadorian embassy balcony

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he'll leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London "soon" after living there for two years to avoid extradition to Sweden.

"I can confirm I am leaving the embassy soon, but not for the reason you might think," Assange s...

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Nixon: Ferguson police were 'aggressive'

Missouri governor Jay Nixon

Gov. Jay Nixon is criticizing the "over-militarization" of the police response to protests that have been spurred by the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Nixon appeared on most of the political talk shows on Sunday, calling ...

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry vows to fight charges

Texas Gov Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, calling his indictment politically motivated, vowed Saturday to fight charges he abused his power by trying to pressure a district attorney to resign.

"This farce of a prosecution will be revealed for what it is, and those respo...

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