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Jim Gilmore leaves presidential race

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is ending his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination, he said Friday.

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Donald Trump threatens to sue Ted Cruz

Donald Trump on Friday threatened to sue Ted Cruz for "not being a natural born citizen" if the Texas senator "doesn't clean up his act" and stop running negative ads against him.

"If @TedCruz doesn't clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing negative ...

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U.S. to restore commercial flights to Cuba

In just a matter of days, U.S. airlines will begin a fierce bidding war to win routes and airport slots to a destination that's been off-limits to them for more than 50 years: Cuba.

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Democratic debate on PBS and CNN racks up 8 million viewers

Thursday's Democratic debate totaled 8.03 million viewers between the broadcast on PBS and the simulcast on CNN.

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Ellison defends Sanders after Lewis' remark

Rep. Keith Ellison, Bernie Sanders' lone supporter in the Congressional Black Caucus, defended the Vermont senator's civil rights record after Rep. John Lewis said he never saw Sanders at key moments during the 1960s.

"He didn't see Bernie Sanders bec...

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Cruz mocks Clinton email controversy with 'Office Space' spoof ad

Ted Cruz takes a swing in a new ad at Hillary Clinton's email server controversy with a spoof of a famous scene from the cult classic comedy "Office Space."

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Why it would be tough for Trump to bring jobs back from China

It's one of Donald Trump's favorite campaign promises.

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Senate passes bill to ban slavery imports

A bill to ban to imports from slave labor has passed the Senate and is headed to President Obama's desk.

The bill, known as H.R. 644, would block imports "made with convict labor, forced labor, or indentured labor" if signed into law by the president.

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Erotic actress from Cruz ad is 'middle-class working girl and I had a job to do'

The woman who caused Ted Cruz to pull down an attack ad on Marco Rubio has an explanation: She was just doing her job.

"I have no ill will towards Ted Cruz right now. He's got a job to do," softcore porn veteran Amy Lindsay told CNN's Jake Tapper on "...

Donald Trump autographs baby at rally

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Trump autographs baby at rally

Donald Trump made another splash Thursday in a campaign that's been punctuated with colorful moments when he autographed a baby who was surfing the crowd near a rope line at one of his rallies.

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Clinton, Sanders exchange blows on Obama at debate

Hillary Clinton wants Bernie Sanders to know she's got President Barack Obama's back.

Much of the debate lacked the bitterness of earlier forums as Clinton and Sanders laid out differences on policy questions. But the confrontation during the PBS "New...

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HAPPENING NOW: Reported Downed Plane Off Ventura Coast

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Santa Maria Hosts Resource Fair For Farmworkers

El Dorado Berry Farms in Santa Barbara County recently closed down its operations in…

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Tipline Investigation: Wild Uber Ride

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Supreme Court blocks Obama climate rules

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