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Rep says he's 'fallen short' after video surfaces reportedly showing him kissing aide

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 6:08pm

A married Louisiana congressman acknowledged Monday that he's "fallen short," after a local newspaper posted video purportedly showing him kissing a staffer.

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Egyptian political leader’s plea to America: Help!

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:46pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will soon decide whether to release the full $1.5 billion military aid package Washington provides Egypt each year. But with presidential elections next month, a smooth transition in Cairo may give the Obama administration the reason it needs to completely restore the traditional funding.

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Selfies with President Obama denied by White House, Olympians say

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:43pm

A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way.

Some of America's Olympic athletes say they were asked to keep their cell phones in their pockets last week when they visited the White House and met with President Obama.

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Sharpton pushes back on report he was mob informant

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:32pm

Al Sharpton on Monday dismissed a report portraying him as a one-time mob informant for the FBI, calling the claims old news and a “crazy” attempt to discredit him.

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Senate Dems leap to Feinstein’s defense over ex-CIA director’s ‘emotional’ comment

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:20pm

Senate Democrats leapt to the defense of Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Monday after a former CIA director suggested a disputed report on interrogations produced by her office was motivated by her "emotional feeling."

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Senate votes to bar Iran's UN pick from entering US

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:53pm

The Senate approved a bill Monday to bar a man with ties to the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis who's been tapped to be Iran's ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States.

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Is ‘intimidation’ to blame for ouster of Mozilla chief over gay marriage?

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:18pm

The forced resignation of Mozilla’s CEO over his views on gay marriage has sparked a passionate debate that doesn’t always break down along the lines you would expect.

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Lawmakers seeking criminal referral to Justice Department over ex-IRS official Lerner

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:01pm

Lawmakers on a House committee are trying to send a criminal referral to the Justice Department seeking prosecution against embattled ex-IRS official Lois Lerner, Fox News has learned.

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House Democrats unveil budget plan with tax hikes

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:43pm

House Democrats unveiled their response to Paul Ryan's GOP budget on Monday, and it relies on a $1.5 trillion in higher taxes over the coming 10 years and the economic benefits of immigration reform to make the numbers work.

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Navy testing revolutionary remote-controlled choppers, rail gun

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:20pm

The U.S. Naval Research unit, led by Rear Adm. Matt Klunder, already is in the process of developing an unmanned helicopter that can be navigated by iPad. And that's just one way the unit is researching ways to revolutionize how the U.S. military fights, and saves lives.

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Early Afghanistan election tallies indicate winner would sign security deal with US

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:22pm

The results of the Afghanistan presidential election on Saturday are likely several weeks away, but preliminary tallies show the candidate backed by outgoing President Hamid Karzai is trailing the two likely finalists.

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Obama announces education innovation grants

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:15pm

President Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are helping students gain work experience for what he called the "in-demand jobs of the future."

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Union dispute slows work at vital western port to a crawl

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:47pm

At first glance, operations at the Port of Portland might look normal. Trucks come and go. Containers are loaded and unloaded. But upon closer inspection, it's clear the normally efficient system is moving like molasses.

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Feds move in on Nevada rancher's herd over illegal grazing

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:30pm

For 20 years an old hard-bitten Nevada rancher and the federal government have been locked in a bitter range war over cattle grazing rights.

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GOP report on IRS: Only Tea Party groups received ‘systematic scrutiny’

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:12pm

A new report from House Republicans sheds more light on the early stages of tea-party targeting by the Internal Revenue Service, identifying the first three cases sent to Washington for special review in 2010.

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States target meth labs with name-and-shame strategy

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:09pm

As states struggle to clamp down on a growing meth epidemic, they're turning to a tactic commonly used to target sex offenders: name and shame.

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Pols push to abolish agency charging for documents available for free online

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:11pm

A little-known agency that long predates the Internet continues to charge people for reports that are available for free online -- triggering calls to abolish the 'outdated' division.

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Rep. Pompeo: NATO not prepared to prevent Putin from moving deeper into Ukraine

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:40am

Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., told Fox News National Security Analyst the “risk” for further Russian military movement into eastern Ukraine “has actually increased rather than decreased” over the past two weeks.

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Brown to officially enter Senate race in New Hampshire on Thursday

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:25am

Republican Scott Brown says that on Thursday he will officially enter the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire.

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States work to protect electric grid from solar storms and nuclear attacks

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:51am

States are working to protect their electrical grids from solar storms and nuclear attacks, frustrated by federal inaction to do the same.

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