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    Sources: Hastert was covering up sex misconduct

    Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was paying a former student to keep quiet about allegations of sexual abuse from the time when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach in Illinois, two sources with knowledge of the federal government inve...

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Obama warns of fallout without NSA deal

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Speaking two days before major provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire, President Barack Obama on Friday warned that without the data collection and surveillance programs, a terrorist could slip by intelligence agencies.

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Army may have shipped live anthrax to Australia

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In what is emerging as a widening military investigation into the accidental shipment of live anthrax, the Army discovered it may have shipped the live pathogen to Australia back around 2008 or 2009, the Pentagon said Friday.

Following the discovery t...

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WH: 'No justification' for violence in Phoenix

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White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday that there is "no justification" for violence at an anti-Islam rally in Phoenix Friday night.

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Chafee to announce presidential run

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Lincoln Chafee will announce he is running for president next month, according to his spokeswoman Debbie Rich.

The former Rhode Island governor and senator, who became a Democrat in 2013, will make the announcement during a previously scheduled speech...

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Cuba officially off U.S. terror blacklist

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The United States officially removed Cuba from its list of countries that sponsor terrorism on Friday, setting the two nations up for a full renewal of diplomatic ties.

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Rand Paul super PAC ad gets creative

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It's not your typical political ad.

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The next political battleground: your phone

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There's a new political battleground in 2016: your phone.

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Cuba officially off U.S. terror blacklist

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The United States officially removed Cuba from its list of countries that sponsor terrorism on Friday, setting the two nations up for a full renewal of diplomatic ties.

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Former US House Speaker Hastert indicted

Dennis Hastert

Federal officials have indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for lying to the FBI about $3.5 million he agreed to pay to an undisclosed subject to "cover up past misconduct."

The indictment was unsealed in the District Court of Northern Illinoi...

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Pataki makes long-shot bid for President

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George Pataki, the newest addition to the packed Republican White House race, said Thursday the bottom of the pack is the best place to start, as he kicked off his long-shot presidential bid in New Hampshire.

The former three-term New York governor, w...

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