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Sen. Rand Paul

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Paul says he's not dropping out

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says despite dour poll numbers, don't expect him to drop out of the Republican presidential race any time soon.

"I think the rumors of my demise are somewhat exaggerated, to say the least," Paul said Sunday on Fox News' "Media...

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In South Carolina, 'it's a historic flood'

As teams from multiple agencies try to save people from their cars on flooded streets across South Carolina, officials are struggling just to keep count, the state's emergency management spokesman told CNN on Sunday.

"It's a historic flood the likes ...

Elizabeth Warren testimony

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Warren outlines differences with Biden

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's meeting with Vice President Joe Biden last summer helped fuel speculation that Biden would enter the 2016 race -- but the Massachusetts senator told CNN's Jake Tapper that the two Democrats have disagreed very sharply in the p...

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Oregon shooter's dad: Guns are 'the killers'

The father of the Roseburg, Oregon, shooter said he doesn't know where his son got his weapons, and he declined to comment much on his son's mental state, but he was quick to say what he thought was to blame in the deadly college attack: Guns.

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MSF urges independent inquiry into bombing

Doctors Without Borders is calling for an independent investigation of the deadly bombing of its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, which it says is no longer operational.

Aerial bombardments blew apart the medical facility about the time of a U.S...

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Polls: Trump still tops in Iowa, NH

Donald Trump still leads the Republican pack in the two first two states in the presidential nominating contest, though Ben Carson is on his heels in Iowa and Carly Fiorina is close behind in New Hampshire.

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Is the Court poised for shift to the right?

The nine Supreme Court justices will emerge Monday from behind a long red velvet curtain and take their assigned seats on the bench to begin a new term. But most people will still be thinking of the historic nature of the cases decided last term and ...

Chris Christie, September 18, 2015

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Christie: Trump 'painfully naive' on Syria

Donald Trump says the United States should let Russia intervene in Syria all it wants. But Chris Christie is calling for a bigger U.S. role.

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Russia intensifying Syria airstrikes

Russia is intensifying its airstrikes in Syria, which it says have "considerably reduced" the combat potential of militants.

The Russian air force began strikes in Syria on Wednesday. In the past 24 hours, it has carried out 20 flights targeting 10 IS...

Guatemala landslide claims dozens of lives


Scores of bodies unearthed after Guatemala landslide

The gangly arms of four backhoes dug through a mound of sandy soil that had buried many of the residents of El Cambray alive in a landslide.

Carefully, the diggers turned up sheet metal roofs, broken walls and the bodies of people trapped in the dirt...

Rep. Jason Chaffetz

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Chaffetz challenges McCarthy for speaker

Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Sunday officially entered the race to replace House Speaker John Boehner.

Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is taking on his party's current No. 2 -- Kevin McCarthy.


Sen. John McCain

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McCain: Trump doesn't understand Syria

Sen. John McCain says that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump doesn't understand the problems posed by Russia's new role in the Syrian conflict.

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Hillary Clinton met her "SNL" counterpart and won laughs Saturday night with her…

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Federal regulators are putting U.S. automakers on notice.

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