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  • Report: 4 journalists detained in Iran

    Iran Flag

    Concern is growing for the well-being of four journalists, three of them American citizens, apparently detained in Iran this week, according to The Washington Post.

    The newspaper reported Thursday that its Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, a U.S. ci...

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    By Laura Smith-Spark and Reza Sayah CNN
  • Obama, Central American leaders meet on immigrant youth

    Obama and Central American leaders

    REUTERS/Larry Downing

    Central American leaders signaled to President Barack Obama they're working on a "comprehensive plan" to address the underlying reasons for the surge of immigrant youth from their countries who are entering the United States illegally.

  • Lawmaker mistakes US officials for representatives of India

    U.S. Capitol, House of Representatives.jpg

    Jim Bourg/Reuters

    Rep. Curt Clawson, a congressman for all of one month, made an embarrassing mistake this week when he confused two Obama administration officials with representatives from India.

  • Clinton blames Putin in MH17 shootdown

    Hillary Clinton file 4

    Michael Gross/State Department

    Russian President Vladimir Putin bears at least some responsibility for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday.

  • Mary Poppins won't work for minimum wage

    Mary Poppins minimum wage video

    Funny or Die

    You'd think magical powers would entitle Mary Poppins to more than $7.25 an hour.

  • Morgan Freeman inhales helium on Fallon show

    Morgan Freeman

    Warner Bros./IMAX

    You know the voice of Morgan Freeman: commanding, firm, resonant. He's even played God. What if it's on helium?

  • House GOP will vote on border bill next week

    US Capitol

    somadjinn/SXC

    House Republicans are fashioning a scaled-down bill to address the southern border crisis that would provide less than $1 billion and include an immigration policy change that most Democrats strongly oppose.

  • Poll: Majority say no to impeachment, lawsuit

    President Obama gives State of the Union address 2013

    REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    There's not a lot of public appetite for a Republican push to sue President Barack Obama, or for calls by some conservatives to impeach him, according to a new national survey.

  • Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

    U.S.-Mexico border, location unspecified.jpg

    CPB file image

    The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official...

  • Paul Ryan to spell out proposal to help the poor

    Paul Ryan at RNC 2012

    CNN

    Rep. Paul Ryan will lay out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states.

  • Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies

    Affordable Health Care Act support in Rhode Island

    REUTERS/Brian Snyder

    Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.

  • Obama poll numbers not great, but hold steady

    Obama Afghanistan announcement 5-27

    CNN

    President Barack Obama's poll numbers are nothing to brag about, but there's little evidence he has suffered so far this year a "Katrina moment" that caused his predecessor's numbers to plummet.

    A new CNN/ORC International survey indicates that public...

  • CNN poll: Is Obamacare working?

    Affordable Care Act website, health care website

    Healthcare.gov

    More than half the public says the Affordable care Act has helped either their families or others across the country, although less than one in five Americans say they have personally benefited from the health care law, according to a new national poll.

  • Outsider beats insider in Ga. GOP primary runoff

    Rep. Jack Kingston vs. David Perdue

    Businessman David Perdue won Tuesday's Republican Senate primary runoff in Georgia, narrowly edging out Rep. Jack Kingston.

  • White House revises contraception opt out

    Battle over birth control

    The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obtain separate contraception coverage without a copay.

  • Lead foot: Palin gets speeding ticket

    Sarah Palin

    Wes Little/CNN

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was ticketed last week in her hometown of Wasilla, where she once served as mayor, for going 10-19 mph over the speed limit.

  • Justice Dept. suspends most poll-watching

    Vote, election file

    For the first time in decades, voters in Georgia are going to the polls Tuesday without the chance of having Justice Department observers inside their polling places.

  • Split decisions on ACA: The impact on 4.7M Americans

    Affordable Care Act website

    Brian Snyder/Reuters

    Two opposing court rulings issued Tuesday sowed confusion about whether 4.7 million Americans can keep their health care subsidies.

  • Obama criticized for fundraising during tumult

    President Obama in Tennessee

    REUTERS/Larry Downing

    Republicans and some political pundits have taken sharp aim at President Barack Obama for maintaining his fundraising schedule amid a period of global unrest.

  • Appeals courts differ on health care

    healthcare.gov

    Mike Segar/Reuters

    It was a tale of two rulings -- the best of times and the worst of times for Obamacare in the federal appeals courts.

  • Rights Group accuses U.S. of abuses in terror cases

    Department of Justice

    Burke Buckhorn/CNN

    The Justice Department targeted American Muslims in "abusive counterterrorism sting operations" as part of aggressive terror investigations, an international human rights group alleges.

  • Hillary Clinton would consider backing bid to limit money in politics

    Hillary Clinton

    Defense Department

    When Hillary Clinton ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, she raised and spent more than $250 million to eventually lose to Barack Obama, according to the Federal Election Commission.

    That was then.

    On Monday, Clinton -- who is now w...

  • Perry sending National Guard to border

    Rick Perry

    David Ruff/CNN

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will immediately send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year in a surge that is de...

  • Military family groceries won't be cut, for now

    groceries

    iStock/YinYang

    Military families can breathe a sigh of relief: their grocery stores are not going to be cut, for now.

  • Poll: Coloradans say no to pot in bars and clubs

    Marijuana joint pot

    iStock

    Voters in the first state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana say pot use should be limited to the home or members-only clubs, with no lighting up in bars or clubs, according to a new poll.

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