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Boehner Hatch

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Boehner gets a little help from his friends

Last Friday, House Speaker John Boehner was humiliated.

He faced a revolt from his own members, risked a shutdown of the Department of the Homeland Security and readied himself for a possible coup attempt.

Just days later, the drama over the speaker's...

Ferguson is everywhere sign Los Angeles

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Report finds discrimination in Ferguson

A Justice Department civil rights investigation has concluded that the Ferguson Police Department and the city's municipal court engaged in a "pattern and practice" of discrimination against African-Americans, targeting them disproportionately for tr...

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Advertisers dislike being associated with ISIS

Jennifer Aniston lauds the benefits of Aveeno, Bud Light shows off beer at a concert, and Secret sells its freshly scented deodorant.

Pretty standard commercials, but what's different is the content that comes after. In this case, they're all followed...

Ukraine mine

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Report: 32 miners missing after Ukraine blast

An explosion Wednesday at a coal mine in troubled eastern Ukraine killed one miner, and the fate of 32 others is unknown, state media reported, citing the speaker of Parliament.

Speaker Volodymyr Groysman initially told Parliament that 32 miners had b...

Tsarnaev trial jury selection

Art Lien

Opening statements to begin in Tsarnaev trial

Almost 23 months after a pair of ghastly explosions at the Boston Marathon, opening statements will begin Wednesday in the trial of accused bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev.

Their remarks will bring back vivid memories of the carnage caused by two pressure coo...

China flag salute

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China's chess move against the U.S.: Latin America

China is making friends right under America's nose.

Latin America is China's latest business buddy. Chinese banks increased investments in Latin America by 71% last year, and the country plans to double its trade volume with the Central and South Ame...

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Paul Allen discovers huge battleship wreck

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the wreck of a long-lost World War 2 Japanese battleship near the Philippines.

The philanthropist posted images on Twitter that appeared to show the Musashi, once one of the two largest warships in th...

Netanyahu w senators

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How is Bibi's speech playing in Israel, Iran?

At times, he got raucous applause during his speech in Washington on Tuesday. But the reactions to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's message that may matter most came in Israel and Iran -- where emotions ran high, both in support and in opp...

Dzhokhar and Tamarlan Tsarnaev

Bob Leonard

Tsarnaev jury cuts across class, but not race

The jury chosen to decide the death penalty case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev includes 18 people from across the socioeconomic spectrum, but the group is almost exclusively white.

Race has been an issue raised by Tsarnaev's...

CRE petrie dish

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FDA: No OK to sell device linked to superbug deaths

CNN has learned that the manufacturer of the endoscope involved in two superbug deaths at UCLA never obtained permission to sell the device, according to an official at the Food and Drug Administration.

Olympus started selling its TJF-Q180V duodenosc...

Clinton Emily's List

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Hillary Clinton gives base-rallying speech

The lead up to Hillary Clinton's speech to a Democratic women's group in Washington on Tuesday night was focused on two things: The controversy around her exclusive use of personal emails at the State Department and questions around her family founda...

Man on street with Obamacare sign

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ACA enrollees see refund delays

The IRS is delaying the refunds of tens of thousands of Obamacare enrollees, said Nina Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate.

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Netanyahu: Deal won't stop Iran from getting bomb

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed deal…

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How much do winter sports cost?

Snow and sub-freezing temperatures are no reason to hibernate. Adopt a new winter…

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The holidays are a time to indulge at the dinner table. But how many calories will…

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The origins of holiday traditions

Have you ever wondered where the tradition of putting up a tree for Christmas came…

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The history of gas prices

As gas prices continue to drop, take a look back at what we have paid for a gallon…

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Paul Allen discovers huge battleship wreck

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the wreck of a long-lost World War…

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Man gets #TheDress tattooed on leg

The Dress has found its way in tattoo form to the leg of a Texas man.

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Stick shift foils suspected car thief

Police in Connecticut said they arrested a man for trying to steal a car at a…

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Tom Brokaw to release book on battling cancer

Tom Brokaw, the NBC newsman and author of "The Greatest Generation," is writing a…

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'Sharknado 3' to storm back this summer

Say what you will about the "Sharknado" franchise, but there's no doubt, it's…

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China tops U.S. at the box office for first time

Move over Hollywood! There's a new star stealing the spotlight -- China has beat the…

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Alaska cancels flights due to ash from Russia

Airborne ash from a volcano in Russia led to the cancellation of flights in Alaska…

Volcano's eruption builds up island to nearly 1 square mile

Volcano grows Japanese island

Magma and lava from a Japanese volcano is forming new geography in a remote part of…

Keystone Pipeline

Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill

President Barack Obama, exercising his veto power for the first time in five years,…

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Air Traffic Control vulnerable to hacking

Problems with the Federal Aviation Administration's cybersecurity is "threatening…

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Alaska cancels flights due to ash from Russia

Airborne ash from a volcano in Russia led to the cancellation of flights in Alaska…

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United issues scathing safety memo to pilots

United Airlines sent a scathing memo to its pilots warning that alarming behavior of…

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