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1 hr ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering the U.S. military to transport troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic to help quell the latest upsurge in violence there.
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5 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville
At least seven current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been arrested by the FBI as part of an ongoing investigation of inmate abuse in the nation's largest jail system.
5 hrs ago | USA Today
Former congresswoman Gabby Gifford's political action committees will play an active role in House and Senate races next year in a push to "change the map" in Congress.
6 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com
In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill. speaks in Chicago. Senator Kirk underwent surgery Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 to have his gallbladder removed in Chicago.
6 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who returned to Congress after suffering stroke last year, had his gallbladder removed Monday due to an unrelated medical issue.
8 hrs ago | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids
Obama was Time's 2012 "Person of the Year." But Cyrus, whose bizarre "twerking" at the MTV Video Music Awards in September made the former "Hannah Montana" star a water-cooler staple, is being tabbed as an unlikely favorite for the honor, which will be There are other strange bedfellows among the finalists, too.
10 hrs ago | KKTX Corpus Christi
Smack dab in the middle of this jolly holiday season, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus set political tongues wagging when he told radio bomb-thrower Hugh Hewitt that the party's oppo-research machine is already combing through the metaphorical trash of a certain blond Democratic presidential possible.
14 hrs ago | Long Island Business News
A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment , two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.
Democratic Sens. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Brian Schatz of Hawaii plan to submit the legislation this week.
The second-ranking Senate Democrat said Sunday that extending unemployment benefits won't necessarily be a sticking point for his party in budget negotiations, though he hopes they are included.
More than 20 members of the U.S. House, mostly Democrats, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will travel to South Africa to honor and commemorate former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.
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"I personally see it spreading like a spiderweb, like a wildfire, through Northern Africa and the Middle East," Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, told CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union."
Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate's minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through President Barack Obama's nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs.
Newtown groups and members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation are kicking off a week of ``acts of kindness'' to honor the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Connecticut U.S. senators are stepping up pressure on Metro-North Railroad to revamp safety systems after federal transportation regulators ordered the commuter train operator to take emergency measures in the wake of a derailment that killed four people in the Bronx this week.
This Dec. 3, 2013 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaving a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.