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    Former US House Speaker Hastert indicted

    Federal officials have indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for lying to the FBI about $3.5 million he agreed to pay to an undisclosed subject to "cover up past misconduct."

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Pataki: 'I am candidate for president of US'

Former New York Governor George Pataki announces he is a candidate for president of the United States during a rally in New Hampshire.

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Pataki announces candidacy for president

Former New York governor George Pataki enters the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Who is Rick Santorum?

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is betting the voters will give him a do-over.

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Nebraska Gov. vetoes death-penalty repeal

Nebraska lawmakers last week approved a bill that would repeal the death penalty in their state, but GOP Gov. Pete Ricketts on Tuesday followed through on his promise to veto the legislation.

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56 people shot over weekend in Chicago

Memorial Day weekend was a bullet-ridden one in Chicago. Police say 56 people were shot, 12 of them died. Now a Cook County commissioner is presenting a seven-point plan to tackle the issue.

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President Obama notes milestone Memorial Day

President Barack Obama observed during remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday that this year is the first Memorial Day in 14 years "that the United States is not engaged in a major ground war."

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Joint chiefs chair breaks out in song

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey sings at a military event.

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Who is ISIS?

ISIS forces have extended their control around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The capture of Syria's ancient city, about 150 miles northeast of Damascus, threatens a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as having "stood at the crossroads of several civilizations," Learn more about the group.

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George H.W. Bush through the years

Look back at the life and career of former President George H.W. Bush, who was released from the hospital today.

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What to know about Obama's immigration initiative

President Barack Obama's executive actions that would implement major changes to the country's immigration policies suffered a major blow after a federal judge ordered Obama's programs halted Tuesday. Click on to find out more about Obama's proposed changes.

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Immigration in America: A history

With the president set to unveil a major immigration plan tonight, look back at the tumultuous history of this issue in America.

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The women of political sex scandals

From Monica Lewinsky to Sydney Leathers, take a look at the women involved in steamy political sex scandals.

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Things more hated than Congress

What's more hated than Congress in America right now? Not much, but there are a few things.

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States with the most undocumented immigrants

The immigration debate is heating up again. Find out which states are home to the most undocumented immigrants, according to the latest data available.

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World's most powerful people

Who is the most powerful person in the world? This year's answer may surprise you.

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