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  • Man charged in stabbing of U.S. envoy

    Kim-Ki Jong

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    The man accused of stabbing U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert in Seoul last month is now charged with attempted murder, a South Korean court official said Wednesday.

    Kim Ki-Jong has also been charged with assaulting a foreign envoy and business obstructio...

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  • Menendez to face corruption charges

    Senator Robert Menendez D New Jersey

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    Federal prosecutors are expected to charge Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez on Wednesday with using his Senate office to push the business interests of a friend and donor in exchange for gifts , people briefed on the case say.

    The case, brought by the...

  • Walmart to Arkansas gov.: Veto religious freedom law

    Asa Hutchinson

    CNN

    Walmart's CEO is standing up against a religious freedom law that just landed on the governor's desk in Arkansas, home to the company's headquarters.

    It's similar to the law Indiana adopted last week, which sparked outrage from those who say it opens...

  • Talks extended on Iran nuclear deal

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    Talks to reach a deal on a framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program will be extended an extra day, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

    "‎We've made enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday. There are several difficult issues sti...

  • Chaffetz subpoenas two Secret Service agents

    U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, November 2014

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    The chairman of the House panel investigating Secret Service lapses has issued subpoenas to two agents who were on the scene for an early-March incident in which agents allegedly drove through an active bomb threat investigation.

  • Arkansas about to adopt religious freedom law

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    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson now has to decide if he wants Mike Pence's headache.

    The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved a religious freedom measure that mirrors the one Pence signed into law in Indiana -- sparking outrage from businesses, sports org...

  • Iranian aircraft buzzed Navy helicopter

    Tehran, Iran

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    An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned.

  • Obama commutes 22 drug-related sentences

    Obama end of year news conference

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    President Barack Obama on Tuesday reduced the sentences of 22 individuals serving for drug-related offenses, many involving distribution of cocaine.

  • Elizabeth Warren tells Wall Street: 'Bring it on'

    Warren Barnes and Noble

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    Elizabeth Warren has a clear message for Wall Street: "Bring it on."

    The senator from Massachusetts said Monday that she will continue to call for financial reforms and for big Wall Street banks to be broken up, despite potential retaliation against D...

  • Top Clinton aides head to Iowa, New Hampshire

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    Two top aides to Hillary Clinton's all-but-announced presidential campaign are headed to Iowa and New Hampshire this week, according to a Democrat familiar with their plans but not authorized to speak on the record.

    Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign mana...

  • GOP 2016 hopefuls back Indiana's new law

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    Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum and Ben Carson are rushing to defend Indiana's "religious freedom" law, standing with social conservatives on a measure that opponents have said opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesb...

  • Indiana legislators pledge to 'fix' law

    Demonstrators in Indianapolis over religious freedom law

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    Indiana's top two state lawmakers pledged Monday to amend the state's controversial "religious freedom" law to clarify that it cannot be used to discriminate against gay people.

  • Iran talks: Kerry still sees 'tricky issues'

    John Kerry

    The State Department

    As nuclear talks with Iran neared the endgame, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shied away from predicting success.

    Difficult issues remain on the table as the world's most powerful diplomats meet in Switzerland with Iranian nuclear negotiators, Ker...

  • Obama salutes 'Lion of the Senate' Kennedy

    Obama speaks at Kennedy Institute dedication

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    President Barack Obama, formally dedicating on Monday an institute to the U.S. Senate and one of its legendary occupants, hailed the importance of the legislative body even while suggesting its best days have faded.

    Speaking at the Boston waterfront s...

  • Obama makes first trip to Kenya as President

    President Barack Obama

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    President Barack Obama is making his first trip to his father's native Kenya as president this summer, the White House announced Monday.

  • The 2 states Obama hasn't visited

    Obama in silhouette

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    He's visited steel mills in Indiana and movie studios in California; an oil spill in in Louisiana and a landslide in Washington State; military bases from New Jersey to Texas; even Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

    When President Barack Obama spea...

  • Iran nuclear talks: What they are discussing

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    American diplomats are in the final stretch of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.

    World powers, including the United States, want to curb Iran's nuclear program to keep it from developing a nuclear bomb, and Iran is eager to throw off th...

  • Bush missed red flags in business scandal

    Jeb Bush interview

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    There were plenty of red flags surrounding the company Jeb Bush was planning to join: lawsuits, bad headlines, even previously convicted drug dealers in top positions.

    But somehow Bush seemed to miss them all in 2007 as he prepared to join InnoVida a...

  • Indiana governor illustrates GOP's gay rights challenge

     Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

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    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence got five cracks at answering the question that has triggered intense backlash against his state's new "religious freedom" law. The law allows individuals to assert in court that state laws and local ordinances violate their re...

  • World leaders' passport details released

    G20 passports

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    Personal details including the passport numbers of U.S. President Barack Obama and 19 other world leaders at last year's G20 summit were inadvertently released by Australia's immigration department, British newspaper the Guardian reported Monday.

    An o...

  • Pence: Indiana 'not going to change' law

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    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says concerns that his state's new "religious freedom" law will allow businesses to turn away LGBT customers is the result of a "tremendous amount of misinformation and misunderstanding."

    But he refused Sunday to answer at lea...

  • Boehner: New Iran sanctions 'very' quickly

    John Boehner Colo

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    House Speaker John Boehner says Congress will move "very" quickly to impose new sanctions against Iran if President Barack Obama isn't able to strike a deal to thwart the Middle Eastern country's nuclear ambitions.

    And the Ohio Republican said he isn...

  • Poll: Bush popular in GOP

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    Jeb Bush has the most support among Republicans, but several other 2016 contenders have room to grow in the eyes of primary voters, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll.

    Asked whether they'd consider voting for him for the Republican nomin...

  • Martin O'Malley challenges Hillary Clinton

    Martin O'Malley

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    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election. "Let's be honest here," O'Malley said. "The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families."

  • Boehner says Israel trip not a victory lap

    John Boehner continuing Homeland Security drama

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    House Speaker John Boehner said his upcoming trip to Israel is no "victory lap" to celebrate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election -- and that it was planned months ago, before the Israeli election.

    The Ohio Republican will travel to Israel...

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