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Ohio Mayor Resigns Abruptly; Blames Akron's Newspaper

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

Don Plusquellic is credited with transforming Akron's economy from old industrial to new tech — during a recession. So it was a surprise when he announced that he would leave at the end of the month.

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Obama Reaffirms Security Commitment To Gulf Partners

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

President Obama hosted representatives from half-a-dozen Sunni Arab countries at Camp David on Thursday. Their confidence in the U.S. has been shaken by the president's diplomatic outreach to Iran.

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Stephanopoulos Apologizes For Not Disclosing Donations To Clinton Foundation

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 7:02pm

The ABC News anchor gave the foundation $75,000 over three years. He says he thought the donations were a matter of public record.

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After Baltimore And Ferguson, Major Momentum For Criminal Justice System Reform

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:52pm

There's an unusual bipartisan consensus in Washington on the need to overhaul the justice system. But there are competing proposals and, as one advocate says, "expectations are very high."

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Drone-Like Device Puts White House On Lockdown

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:14pm

A person flying a small drone-like device too close to the White House was taken into custody. It's another in a line of security instances around the White House.

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Now, Ben Carson Leads In A Republican Poll

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:54pm

The retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Tea Party favorite may be having his moment in the crowded Republican 2016 presidential primary.

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President Obama Meets With Arab Allies At Camp David

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:52pm

President Obama meets with officials from six Persian Gulf countries at Camp David to reassure them about the emerging nuclear deal with Iran.

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George Stephanopoulous Discloses Donations To Clinton Foundation

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:52pm

George Stephanopoulos says he donated a total of $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation from 2012 through 2014. None of the donations were disclosed until Thursday, and the ABC anchor has apologized.

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Top Veterans Affairs Official Says Agency Skirts Federal Purchasing Laws

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:52pm

At a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, a senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs accused his agency of waste, fraud and mismanagement in the way it purchases medical care and supplies.

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Fast-Track Trade Measure Clears Key Senate Hurdle

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:32pm

The 65-33 vote comes two days after senators rejected a measure to take up the bill giving President Obama fast-track trade authority.

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Lawmakers Spar Over Whether Amtrak Funding Cut Matters

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 1:27pm

"It's not about funding. The train was going twice the speed limit," said House Speaker John Boehner. Democrats advocated for an amendment that would fund advanced technology.

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Jeb Bush Fully Walks Back: 'I Would Not Have Gone Into Iraq'

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:51pm

After days of shifting positions on whether he would have gone to war in Iraq, even knowing what we know now, Jeb Bush did an about-face, saying definitively that he would not have gone in.

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Taking Aim At Money In Politics, Feingold Announces Comeback Bid

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:36am

Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., announced Thursday he would seek a rematch with Republican Sen. Ron Johnson in one of the top-targeted races of 2016.

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4 Questions For Republicans On Foreign Policy

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 7:31am

Republicans are critical of President Obama's foreign policy with the rise of the Islamic State militant group and the Iran negotiations. But the GOP faces its own challenges related to world affairs.

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A Trade Deal Read In Secret By Only Few (Or Maybe None)

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 7:16am

To study the draft Trans-Pacific Partnership text, senators have to go to the basement of the Capitol and enter a secured, sound-proof room and surrender their cell phones.

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GOP Presidential Hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio Releases Foreign Policy Plan

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Foreign policy has become a big issue in the 2016 presidential race. On Wednesday, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio laid out his vision. Critics say Rubio's plan isn't very detailed.

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How Do You Say 'Snafu' In Japanese?

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 5:54pm

White House press secretary Josh Earnest has called a delay in passing trade legislation a "snafu." But he said he didn't know how to translate the word for countries impacted by the deal. We do.

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House Considers Bill To Stop NSA Bulk Collection Program

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:42pm

Republicans and Democrats are expected to come together in the House Wednesday to pass legislation prohibiting the National Security Agency from its ongoing massive collection of phone records.

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House Approves USA Freedom Act, Extending And Revising The Patriot Act

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:18pm

The USA Freedom Act would extend many parts of the surveillance legislation while also barring the NSA's massive collection of Americans' phone data. The measure's fate in the Senate is uncertain.

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Train Derailment Highlights Amtrak's Infrastructure Needs

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:15pm

Amtrak was created in the 1970s to allow several private railroads to get out of the passenger business. Experts say that while its safety record is generally good, it needs upgrading.

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