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    O'Malley launches presidential bid

    Martin O'Malley launched his presidential campaign Saturday with an appeal to the party's progressive base that he hopes will upend the conventional wisdom that Hillary Clinton is destined to clinch the Democratic nomination.

    The former Maryland gover...

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Ukraine makes Georgia ex-president governor

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili

Ukraine's leader has given former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili Ukrainian citizenship and appointed him governor of the country's southwestern Odessa province, in a move that may needle Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Photographs posted on President...


A divided Baltimore watches Martin O'Malley

Maryland Gov Martin O'Malley

Just days before announcing his campaign for president, Martin O'Malley placed a telephone call to Parris Glendening, the former Maryland governor. Their conversation turned at one point to the violent riots that engulfed Baltimore last month over th...


Egypt releases U.S. citizen held for activism

Map of Egypt

A U.S. citizen sentenced to life in an Egyptian prison for his role in demonstrations in support of ousted former President Mohamed Morsy has been released to go back to the United States, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo said Saturday.

Mohamed Soltan, who h...


What happens if parts of the Patriot Act lapse?

Soldiers memorial, Ft. Hood, Patriot Act

At 12:01 a.m. on Monday, the U.S. government may find itself with fewer tools to investigate terrorism.

That's because a tense political standoff over expiring provisions of the Patriot Act will come to a head Sunday on the Senate floor, a week after ...


Walker jabs Clintons over foundation claims


Prospective GOP White House candidate Scott Walker accused Bill and Hillary Clinton of wanting to live by different rules than other Americans, after the ex-President hit out at negative stories about his foundation.


Ash Carter: China must end South China Sea militarization

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

As China rapidly builds new artificial islands in the South China Sea to expand its territory claim there, Washington is adamantly refusing to recognize those claims.

On Saturday, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called for "an immediate and lasting...


Sources: Hastert was covering up sex misconduct

Dennis Hastert

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...


Obama warns of fallout without NSA deal

Obama NSA reforms

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.


Army may have shipped live anthrax to Australia

Anthrax microscope

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...


WH: 'No justification' for violence in Phoenix

Josh Earnest

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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