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  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy Abruptly Drops Out of House Speaker Race

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy took his name out of the running for House Speaker today in a stunning move that came as a surprise to many in the GOP. "If we are going to unite and be strong, we need a new face to help do that," McCarthy told reporters after informing House members of his…

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  • Republican Presidential Candidates Talk Smack After Receiving Hillary Clinton’s Book

    Hillary Clinton said this week she sent a copy of her book "Hard Choices" to many of the Republican presidential candidates -- some of whom have shot back at the Democratic candidate with some sarcasm and snark of their own. The Kentucky senator decided to have a little fun and do a little…

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  • 24 Doctors Without Borders Staffers Missing After Deadly Airstrike

    There are still 24 staffers from Doctors Without Borders missing after the airstrike that hit the charity's hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. At least 22 people died in the Saturday morning strike, including 12 staffers, the charity's international president said Wednesday. The organization is…

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  • Rupert Murdoch Apologizes for 'Real Black President' Tweet

    The media mogul had tweeted Wednesday: “Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide? His comments generated widespread criticism across the Internet after implying a comparison to President Obama.

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  • After Suffering Multiple Head Injuries, an Army Veteran Finds Peace in Ceramics

    It wasn’t until the third time Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Jon Meadows was hit by a blast that he realized something was wrong.“My whole lower part of my body was going numb. I was starting to not feel anything,” Meadows told ABC News.Meadows’ convoy had felt hits twice before on tours in…

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  • Marco Rubio's congressional voting record draws fire from Democrats and Republicans

    Instead, the GOP hopeful was in the air, on a flight headed from LaGuardia Airport to Manchester, N.H., for a two-day campaign swing through the state. Rubio had just wrapped up another event in New York that morning. Rubio has missed 29% of Senate votes over the last year.

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  • Doctors Without Borders Calls for Independent Probe Into Deadly Kunduz Hospital Air Strike

    Doctors Without Borders called today for an independent investigation into the air strike that hit a hospital it runs in Kunduz, Afghanistan. At least 22 people died in the air strike, including a dozen doctors and seven adult patients and three children, according to Doctors Without Borders, an…

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  • How Ben Carson Appears to Be Second-Guessing Oregon Shooting Victims

    As the GOP candidate has come under fire for his controversial gun control comments, Ben Carson has repeatedly attempted to provide the American people with a solution if a massacre –- such as the one that happened at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week – were to happen again. “From the…

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  • How Scott Walker Has Been Spending His Days

    It’s been two weeks and two days since Scott Walker suspended his presidential campaign, and the former GOP contender - who was once leading the polls in Iowa and gaining early support from the likes of the Koch brothers - is settling back into his day job as governor of Wisconsin. Last week,…

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  • Ben Carson ‘Much More Comfortable’ If Kindergarten Teachers Had Guns

    “You obviously are not going to have a weapon sitting on the teacher’s desk, but be secured in a place where kids cannot get to it,” Carson said on ABC’s “The View” today. “They aren’t likely to go into a place where they are likely to get shot,” Carson told USA Today. Carson has said to stop gun…

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  • Marco Rubio Laughs Off Donald Trump’s ‘Care Package’

    As the fight between GOP hopefuls Donald Trump and Marco Rubio heats up, it seems the Trump campaign thought Rubio might need a little help cooling off. On Monday, the Trump campaign sent Rubio’s Washington office a special care package, with 24 bottles of water with Trump’s face on them and the…

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  • Former Top UN Official Accused in Chinese Bribery Investigation

    Six people, including former United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe, were charged today in a wide-ranging corruption and bribery scheme related to business projects in the Chinese gambling hub of Macau. Ashe was President of the General Assembly in 2013. Ambassador Francis Lorenzo is…

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  • US 'Mistakenly Struck' Kunduz Hospital, Gen. Says

    Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, today called the recent airstrike on a hospital in the northern city of Kunduz a mistake. The U.S. chain of command decided to conduct the operation and the hospital was "mistakenly struck,” he told the Senate Armed Services Committee of…

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  • Facebook Plans to Launch an Internet-Beaming Satellite Next Year

    Facebook plans to launch an Internet beaming satellite into space next year that will bring online access to people in Sub-Saharan Africa. "Over the last year Facebook has been exploring ways to use aircraft and satellites to beam internet access down into communities from the sky. To connect…

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  • Hillary Clinton Tears Up While Unveiling Gun Control Plan

    Less than one week after the deadly shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Hillary Clinton on Monday unveiled a series of gun control measures she would enact as president, including renewed calls for universal background checks and a crackdown on the sale of guns on the…

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  • Afghan Forces Requested US Airstrike That Hit Hospital, Gen. John Campbell says

    Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said today that Afghan forces who were under attack by the Taliban requested the U.S. airstrikes that resulted in 22 deaths at a hospital in Kunduz run by Doctors Without Borders. "We have now learned that on October, 3rd, Afghan forces…

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  • Carly Fiorina Says Knowledge of Medieval History Will Help Her Defeat ISIS

    For over three decades, Carly Fiorina’s bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in medieval history and philosophy has had little real-world application.But as she mounts a presidential bid, the Republican candidate says her degree is finally of use as she considers how she would deal with ISIS…

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