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Longest-serving Boston mayor, Thomas Menino, dies at 71

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Thomas Menino, who retired this year as the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday morning after a battle with cancer, according to his spokeswoman Dorothy Joyce.

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Ebola battle brewing, Obama heads to Maine

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When President Barack Obama visits Maine on Thursday, he won't come within 300 miles of the nurse protesting her state-mandated Ebola quarantine.

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Christie to heckler: 'Sit down and shut up'

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie once again flashed the pugnacious attitude that's made him a gladiator to some and a bully to others on Wednesday, telling a heckler to "sit down and shut up."

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Biden stay in cabin prompts Parks review

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A luxury log cabin in the mountains of Wyoming has become the subject of a federal probe after it was revealed Vice President Joe Biden and other top officials had stayed there while not on official business.

The Park Service told CNN on Wednesday it ...

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DHS investigator resigned after sting

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David Nieland, who helped draw attention to what he said were shortcomings in the government's probe of a Secret Service prostitution scandal, resigned from his job at the Department of Homeland Security inspector general on Aug. 9, months after he w...

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Christie 'bongs' tweet blamed on autocorrect

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The Twitter account for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joked about the "dangers of autocorrect" after a typo led to a deleted tweet.

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Hagel announces Ebola quarantine

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A 21-day quarantine for all military personnel serving in Ebola stricken areas of West Africa was approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Wednesday.

The quarantine was pushed for by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Hagel said.

Initially the measure will ...

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White House hacked

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Hackers have broken into an unclassified computer network used by President Barack Obama's top advisers.

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Christie on possible Ebola suit: 'Whatever'

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former U.S. attorney, said he had no qualms about a possible lawsuit from the recently quarantined nurse in his state.

Campaigning Tuesday in Rhode Island for GOP gubernatorial nominee Allan Fung, the straight-talkin...

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South Korea: Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who recently disappeared from public view for about six weeks, had a cyst removed from his right ankle, a lawmaker told CNN.

South Korea's National Intelligence Service told lawmakers during a closed-door meeting that...

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