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    Pataki makes long-shot bid for President

    George Pataki, the Republican who won the governorship three times in heavily Democratic New York, is running for President in 2016.

    "My vision was not a partisan vision. It was a vision about people, about what we could accomplish together," Pataki s...

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Live anthrax inadvertently shipped by US military

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Four Defense Department workers have been put in post-exposure treatment, a defense official said, following the revelation the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples in the last several days.

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Top State Department official to depart

Wendy Sherman

A top State Department official -- Wendy Sherman -- will depart following the completion of the Iran nuclear talks, a source confirms to CNN. Sherman has been the lead U.S. negotiator with Iran as the Obama administration has pursued a nuclear agreem...

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Rick Santorum runs for White House again

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Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who mounted an unexpectedly strong bid for the Republican nomination in 2012, is making another bid for the White House.

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Next batch of Clinton emails due June 30

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A federal judge ordered the State Department Wednesday to start producing portions of 30,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kept on a private server.

U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras specified that "all of the non-exe...

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Lynch joins Obama in prodding Senate over NSA

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday backed up President Barack Obama's calls for the Senate to reach a deal to reform and extend Patriot Act provisions set to expire on Monday.

Lynch warned that inaction from the Senate would cause "a serious ...

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Rand Paul: Republican brand 'sucks'

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Presidential candidate Rand Paul has christened himself a different kind of Republican, and now he's embracing a unique moniker: tree hugger.

In a new book released on Tuesday, Paul said he composts and believes in clean air and clean water. Paul note...

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Show of muscle: Russia runs military exercise

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You flex your muscles and I'll flex mine. Or so it seems to go in international relations these days.

Russia has deployed 12,000 troops along with numerous aircraft and weapons in a surprise military exercise in the country's northwest -- a show of st...

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U.S. Capitol evacuated after false alarm

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The U.S. Capitol was evacuated briefly on Tuesday after an alarm went off in the Capitol Visitor Center.

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Court sides with TX against WH on immigration

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied a request from Justice Department lawyers to allow President Barack Obama's controversial immigration actions to go into effect pending appeal.

The decision is a victory for Texas and 25 other states that are...

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Pataki launching presidential bid Thursday

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Former New York Gov. George Pataki will officially launch his bid for president on Thursday, he told the New York Post this week.

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