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Republican Parnell concedes in Alaska gubernatorial race

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:46am
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell conceded the gubernatorial race Saturday, issuing a statement a day after independent challenger Bill Walker was declared the winner.
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Hagel announces new Pentagon research and development program

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 4:00am
Wary of a more muscular Russia and China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the Pentagon will make a new push for fresh thinking and creative ideas about how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and the wear and tear of 13 years of war.
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Christie's fondness for engaging audiences attracts hecklers, others seeking headlines

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 4:00am
New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie has forged a reputation as an imposing lawmaker who can get the job done by sheer will and force. But his confrontational style also poses a liability should he make a 2016 White House bid -- attracting hecklers, political rivals and others intent on disrupting his message to spotlight their own.   
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Obama says Putin not honoring Ukraine ceasefire agreement

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 3:30am
President Barack Obama on Sunday bluntly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of not living up to a cease-fire agreement in Ukraine, but offered no new plans for how the West might change his calculus.
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Washington state's health care exchange shut down hours after open enrollment begins

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 1:04am
Washington's health care exchange shut down after the first few hours of open enrollment Saturday as state officials and software engineers tried to resolve a problem with tax credit calculations.
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US, Japan, Australia seek closer security ties

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 8:23pm
With an eye on China, President Barack Obama and the prime ministers of Japan and Australia met Sunday to commit their countries to closer cooperation on security in the Asia Pacific region.
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GOP mulls options to stop Obama from acting alone on immigration, with spending bills now in play

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:56pm
House Republicans are engaged in a high-stakes internal debate and political game of dare with President Obama over immigration reform -- with the threat of another government shutdown resurfacing.
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Jonathan Gruber In 2010: 'I'm An Ivory Tower Guy'

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 3:19pm
A snippet of MIT economist Jonathan Gruber speaking candidly has resurfaced, but this time it’s about himself rather than American voters.
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Ebola doctor coming from Sierra Leone to US for treatment is 'critically ill'

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 2:03pm
The Sierra Leone doctor arriving Saturday in the United States for Ebola treatment is “critically ill,” said a spokesman for the Nebraska Medical Center, where the patient will be treated.
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ObamaCare signups return with improved website but more challenges to the health care law

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:19am
The second round of ObamaCare signups begins Saturday with expectations for an improved shopper experience but also facing more challenges from Capitol Hill and in federal court.
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Christie's fondness for engaging audiences attracts hecklers, others seeking headlines

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:01am
New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie has forged a reputation as an imposing lawmaker who can get the job done by sheer will and force. But his confrontational style also poses a liability should he make a 2016 White House bid -- attracting hecklers, political rivals and others intent on disrupting his message to spotlight their own.   
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Rep. Issa to Homeland Security Sec. Johnson: Turn over Secret Service report by Monday

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 9:13am
Rep. Darrell Issa wants Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to turn over by Monday evening a readable copy of a report detailing Secret Service missteps during a Sept.
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Top US general makes unannounced visit to Iraq

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:59am
America's top military leader arrived Saturday to Iraq, state television reported, his first visit to the country since a U.S.-led coalition began a campaign of airstrikes targeting the extremist Islamic State group.
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Obama’s immigration overhaul could put burden on states

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 1:00am
President Obama’s looming announcement on major changes to the U.S. immigration system could take a financial and economic toll on the states, some critics say – as undocumented residents come out of the shadows and, in some cases, become eligible for benefits.
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Independent candidate Walker ousts GOP's Parnell in Alaska gubernatorial race

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:17pm
Independent candidate Bill Walker has won the Alaska governor's race, following an aggressive challenge to Republican Gov. Sean Parnell that included joining campaigns with a Democratic rival.
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Krauthammer on Obama's immigration plans: 'this is bait'

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:08pm
Charles Krauthammer said Friday on 'Special Report with Bret Baier' that  President Obama knows it's not constitutional to take executive action on immigration, but he has at least two reasons for doing it.
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Jane Byrne, Chicago's 1st female mayor, dies

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:42pm
Jane Byrne became part of Chicago history when she was elected its first female mayor. She became part of city lore because of how she won: beating an incumbent who voters thought had bungled the reaction to a blizzard that paralyzed the streets.
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Obama’s immigration overhaul could put burden on states

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:07pm
President Obama’s looming announcement on major changes to the U.S. immigration system could take a financial and economic toll on the states, some critics say – as undocumented residents come out of the shadows and, in some cases, become eligible for benefits.
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IG: Improper disability claims cost taxpayers $2B

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:12pm
A small group of Social Security judges have improperly approved disability claims for nearly 25,000 people who didn't qualify, costing taxpayers $2 billion over the past seven years, government investigators conclude in a report being released Monday.
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US to grant refugee status to some Central American children

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:36pm
The U.S. government will launch a program in December to grant refugee status to some people under the age of 21 who live in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and whose parents legally reside in the United States.
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