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Lindsey Graham

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Is the GOP presidential field growing by two?

Add two more to what's the possibly largest club in Washington: Republicans who might seek their party's 2016 nomination.

Obama prepares for immigration speech

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Skit: Obama dumps 'Schoolhouse Rock' Bill

You sure gotta climb a lot of steps to reach the Capitol building in Washington, so just imagine what the tumble down is like.

Or, just ask "Schoolhouse Rock" Bill, hero of the classic animated educational segment "I'm Just a Bill" on how a bill becom...

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Obama backer faces sexual abuse charges

A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse related to what authorities said was an encounter with a juvenile male.

SEN LINDSEY GRAHAM

GOP's Sen. Graham: 'Shame on us' over immigration

A key Republican senator chastised his House GOP colleagues Sunday for failing to pass a comprehensive immigration bill.

"Shame on us as Republicans," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, told CNN's Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger on "State o...

Lewis Hamilton Formula 1

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Hamilton wins Formula One world title as rival Rosberg...

Lewis Hamilton is Mercedes' main man -- and the new Formula One world champion.

After a rollercoaster eight months of intense competition with his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, the Briton captured a second world title with victory at the final race ...

Lindsey Graham

CNN

Is the GOP presidential field growing by two?

Add two more to what's the possibly largest club in Washington: Republicans who might seek their party's 2016 nomination.

Obama prepares for immigration speech

Pete Souza/White House

Skit: Obama dumps 'Schoolhouse Rock' Bill

You sure gotta climb a lot of steps to reach the Capitol building in Washington, so just imagine what the tumble down is like.

Or, just ask "Schoolhouse Rock" Bill, hero of the classic animated educational segment "I'm Just a Bill" on how a bill becom...

Handcuffs

AlexRaths / iStock

Obama backer faces sexual abuse charges

A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse related to what authorities said was an encounter with a juvenile male.

SEN LINDSEY GRAHAM

GOP's Sen. Graham: 'Shame on us' over...

A key Republican senator chastised his House GOP colleagues Sunday for failing to pass a comprehensive immigration bill.

"Shame on us as Republicans," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, told CNN's Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger on "State o...

Lewis Hamilton Formula 1

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Hamilton wins Formula One world title as...

Lewis Hamilton is Mercedes' main man -- and the new Formula One world champion.

After a rollercoaster eight months of intense competition with his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, the Briton captured a second world title with victory at the final race ...

Marion Barry

Reuters

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, a Washington hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

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Obama on 2016: Americans want 'new car smell'

After taking responsibility for his party's sweeping defeat in the midterm elections, President Barack Obama now says that he is aware that his brand has lost some of its luster.

Michael Brown memorial

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Exclusive: Why TV anchors meet secretly...

Practically every journalist covering the death of Michael Brown would like to interview Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Brown.

In the pursuit of that interview, several high-profile television anchors have secretly met with Wils...

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Bomber kills 45 at Afghan volleyball game

At least 45 people were killed and 60 others wounded Sunday when a suicide bomber attacked a crowd watching a volleyball match in the Yahyakhil district of Afghanistan's southeastern Paktika province, according to a spokesman for the provincial gover...

Cleveland air gun

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12-year-old dies in Cleveland police shooting

A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about a person with a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be an air gun that looked very much like a real firearm, police said early Sunday.

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CNN

Official: Iran nuke talks might be extended

The United States might extend a deadline to reach a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear program, a senior State Department official told CNN.

International negotiators in Vienna, Austria, are scrambling to reach a deal by Monday's deadline.

"It ...

Senator Lindsey Graham

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Graham blasts GOP-led Benghazi report

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, has some harsh words for the recently released Benghazi report, led by his own party.

Giffords, Jan

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Gabby Giffords completes 11-mile bike ride

Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords completed an 11-mile cycling event Saturday, marking another milestone in her recovery from a 2011 mass shooting.

She was greeted with cheers and applause at the finish line.

Alongside her husband, former astronaut Ma...

Cast of Pitch Perfect 2013

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Aca-mazing! First look at 'Pitch Perfect 2'

The pitch is back and fans can't aca-believe it.

The trailer for musical comedy "Pitch Perfect 2" hit theaters and the Internet this week, promising more harmonizing from our favorite college a cappella group.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow...

pit bull terrier dog closeup

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Family fights to save beloved dog

A Louisiana family is fighting to protect its beloved pit bull from a "vicious dogs" ordinance.

Joanna Armand started an online petition to protect pit bull Zeus from an uncertain fate. The petition, which asks the village of Moreauville to reverse a ...

Sergei Lavrov

CNN

Russia accuses West of seeking regime change

With tensions simmering over the deadly crisis in Ukraine, Russia has accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow, prompting renewed comparisons with the Cold War era.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of Russia made the comments at an event Satu...

Earthquake

4 reported dead after earthquake hits China

A powerful earthquake struck a remote region of southwestern China, reportedly killing at least four people and causing a stampede at a primary school.

It injured more than 50 people and damaged around 25,000 houses, state media reported.

The magnitud...

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Obama backer faces sexual abuse charges

A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse related to what authorities said was an encounter with a juvenile male.

Terrence Bean, 66, a major...

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Department of Defense

Group: Airstrikes in Syria kill more than 900

In the two months since the United States and coalition allies first launched airstrikes against ISIS targets inside of Syria, the missions have killed more than 900 people, nearly all militants, a monitoring group said Saturday.

But 52 civilians, in...

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UVA suspends fraternities after rape claim

The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternities and associated parties until January 9 following a Rolling Stone magazine article that described a student's account of being gang raped and her frustration at trying to bring her alleged atta...

Ferguson protesters before grand jury decision

Ferguson waits: No decision this weekend

A steady rain dampened an already gloomy mood here Saturday afternoon as word spread that a grand jury looking into whether to indict police Officer Darren Wilson had yet to make a decision.

The grand jury, which last met on Friday, will reconvene Mo...

Earthquake

Dozens injured after strong quake hits Japan

A strong earthquake shook central Japan on Saturday night, injuring dozens of people and destroying homes in a well-known ski resort, authorities said.

Reports differed on the intensity of the quake, centered in a remote mountainous area of Nagano pre...

Chinook Helicopter In Afghanistan

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U.S. to extend combat role in Afghanistan

In a policy shift, President Barack Obama has decided to extend the combat role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan into 2015, allowing troops to keep fighting the Taliban and other militant groups that threaten American soldiers or the Afghan government, ...

Adam Lanza

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Report: Chances to help Adam Lanza missed

Newtown shooter Adam Lanza was an isolated young man with deteriorating mental health and a fascination for mass violence whose problems were not ignored but misunderstood and mistreated, according to a report released Friday by a Connecticut state a...

Michelle Obama

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Why students are saying #ThanksMichelleObama

Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama.