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More drug offenders eligible for clemency

More federal prisoners serving sentences for non-violent crimes can apply for clemency after the Justice Department announced new rules Wednesday.

Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced that the department would broaden the criteria for clemency...

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Georgia law OKs guns in schools, bars

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.

House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 -- which opponents have nicknamed the "guns everywhere bill" -- spe...

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Obama starts tour with reassurance to Japan

President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute with China.

Obama made his first stop in Tokyo on a weeklong tour that will a...

Chris Christie

Christie knocks Letterman for fat jokes, backs Colbert

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a shot Wednesday on Twitter at David Letterman over the retiring comedian's jokes about the governor's weight.

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Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney's new starring role

Mitt Romney is weighing in on competitive Republican primary for a GOP held House seat in California -- the latest sign that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee plans to play an influential role in helping to shape the future of his party.

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Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency

The IRS is in damage control mode Tuesday after an audit revealed that it paid bonuses to employees who were in trouble over tax issues themselves.

Rand Paul

Rand Paul in Chicago: School choice is 'the great equalizer'

Continuing his outreach to minority voters, Sen. Rand Paul told an audience in Chicago Tuesday that the debate over school choice is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue, but a fight between the "dead-enders" and "those who believe in innovation."

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GOP primary to fill seat after cocaine scandal

Four Republican candidates are facing off Tuesday in a primary in southwestern Florida for a seat left open by the resignation of a congressman following a cocaine scandal.

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15 cities in running for 2016 Democratic convention

The Democratic Party has asked 15 mayors to submit formal bids to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, an event that could cost a city as much as $60 million but the payout could be triple the investment or more.

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You could soon use bitcoin to support political campaigns

Bitcoin enthusiasts may soon be able to use the digital currency to support political campaigns.

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Christie on pot: Colo. law 'not the quality of life we want'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeated his well-known opposition to legalizing marijuana in his state, and sharply criticized one that has done just that - Colorado.

Virgina's Gubernatorial Race

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Obama, Shinzo Abe

Obama kicks off week-long Asian tour in Tokyo

President Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday to begin a week-long tour of Asia.

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President tours mudslide damage

President Barack Obama travels to Washington to see damage from the deadly mudslide and meet the families who lost loved ones.

White House Easter Egg Roll

Obamas host White House Easter Egg Roll

The first family hosts the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

Bill and Hillary Clinton have been dropping hints that they want to be grandparents for years. On Thursday, Chelsea Clinton announced her parents are getting their wish

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant

Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child with husband Marc Mezvinsky.

Abortion rights, anti-abortion supporters

Obama, Biden make jobs announcement

President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

New al Qaeda video

Dangerous al Qaeda video surfaces

A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years.

Interactive Guides

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The legacy of JFK

JFK was assassinated riding in the motorcade in Dallas, Texas 50 years ago.  Years later his legacy still lives on through his influence on the Peace Corps, the Space Race and in Civil Rights.  Take a look at this interactive to review a timeline of important events, as well as, watch and listen to powerful JFK speeches.

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John F. Kennedy Assassination Map: 50th anniversary

November 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Use our interactive map to retrace the events of that tragic day.

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2013 Election Breakdown

Ready? Set? Election Time! Don’t know where your polling place is? There is an app for that! Follow this interactive for everything you need to watch for in election 2013.

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6 tips for voting on Election Day

Tips to making your trip to the polls as quick and easy as possible.

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