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  1. Clinton used personal email - " but ousted ambassador was chastised for doing the sameRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | Fox News

    While Hillary Clinton tries to deflect suggestions of wrongdoing in her use of a personal email account to conduct governmental business during her years as secretary of state, a U.S. ambassador under her watch was sharply reprimanded for doing the same -- and reportedly, it contributed to his being forced to resign. Scott Gration, then-ambassador to Kenya under Clinton, resigned shortly before the release of a damning inspector general report in 2012 .

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  2. Sheriffs from Colorado, elsewhere sue state over legal potRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | The Tribune

    Ten sheriffs from three different states sued Colorado Thursday for decriminalizing marijuana - joining a handful of recent legal challenges urging courts to strike down the state's legalization of recreational pot. "A state may not establish its own policy that is directly counter to federal policy against trafficking in controlled substance," the sheriffs argue in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver.

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  3. Senate Democrats press for vote on attorney general nomineeRead the original story

    17 min ago | KFBB

    President Barack Obama nominated Loretta Lynch in November. She now serves as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

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  4. Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?Read the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq , and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers - not the U.S. - are leading the charge.

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  5. How Gay Republican Groups Are Getting GOP Hopefuls Ready for 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | National Journal

    Ben Carson's comments on prisons and choice pose a problem that outside groups aligned with the GOP are ready to fight. Gay rights supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, D.C. For the previous 36 hours, political and media attention had been engrossed in the fallout from Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of a personal email to conduct government business while running the state department.

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  6. Capitol Hill Buzz: On Congress' snow day, an Arctic hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Snow falls on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 5, 2015. The U.S. federal government said its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday because of a new round of winter weather expected in the region.

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    18 min ago | National Journal

    We don't know if Russia or China hacked Clinton's emails, and we may never know, security experts said. Hillary Clinton pledged on Twitter late Wednesday to make public work-related emails from her time as secretary of State, but the vow does little to answer growing questions about the transparency or security of her communications.

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  8. Mayor Emanuel Announces Summer Job Program to Engage and Educate...Read the original story

    18 min ago | City of Chicago

    City to Create Hundreds of Additional Summer Jobs Through Successful One Summer Chicago Program for Youth Looking to Educate Communities on President Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration Building on the success of last year's One Summer Chicago initiative, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Family and Support Services are pleased to announce a special new summer jobs program for youth to learn about and disseminate information in their communities about immigration programs that may affect them.

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  9. Seoul-attack envoy `doing well'Read the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | The Standard

    The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was recovering from surgery yesterday after having his face and arm slashed by a knife-wielding activist in an attack applauded by North Korean media. The United States condemned the "act of violence" that saw the ambassador rushed to hospital where his condition was described as stable after 2 hours of surgery that included 80 stitches to a deep gash on his right cheek.

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  10. Some in Congress Try to Roll Back Net NeutralityRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | FindLaw

    Last Friday, the FCC voted along party lines to approve Title II regulation for Internet Service Providers . This means -- absent lawsuits from Verizon and Comcast -- that the FCC would be able to enforce net neutrality regulations preventing ISPs from selectively throttling whatever traffic it wants and extorting content providers into expensive side-deals Blackburn introduced a bill in the House, given the Orwellian name " Internet Freedom Act ," that would explicitly nullify the FCC's February 26 rule classifying ISPs as common carriers and forbidding states from enforcing laws designed to prevent cities and municipalities from building their own broadband networks.

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  11. GOP Congresswoman Candice Miller announces she will not seek reelection in 2016Read the original story

    20 min ago | Michigan Radio

    Michigan Republican Congresswoman Candice Miller announced this afternoon she will not seek reelection in 2016. U.S. Rep. Miller has held the 10th District seat since 2003.

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  12. Joe Sestak Kicks Off Rematch With Pat ToomeyRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | Roll Call

    Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak formally launched his long-expected challenge to Republican Sen. Patrick J. Toomey Wednesday, setting up a possible rematch in one of Democrats' to the Philadelphia Inquirer . After showing up in a pair of old sneakers, Sestak vowed to walk across the state in a pair of Army boots - to walk symbolically in the shoes of Pennsylvanians.

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  13. Democrats Have Early Favorite House Pickup OpportunityRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | Roll Call

    In one of the party's best pickup opportunities this cycle, Democrats have zeroed in on second-time candidate Monica Vernon to win Iowa's 1st District. Freshman Rep. Rod Blum , a Republican, holds the seat.

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  14. What did Bibi's speech accomplish?: Poke-in-the-eye...Read the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | The Jewish News Weekly

    If you're keeping score on the prime minister's ego trip to Washington this week, it reads Boehner 2, Ayatollahs 2, Bibi 1, Israel 0. House Speaker John Boehner , with the help of Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer, concocted this pre-Purim megillah in which a transparent curtain of policy was drawn to conceal some knuckleheaded election politics. Boehner was the big winner.

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  15. Hillary Clinton asks State to release emails: What you need to knowRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | WAPI-AM Birmingham

    Hillary Clinton broke her 48-hour silence over the use of her personal email account while she served as secretary of state with a late-night tweet Wednesday saying she wants "the public to see my email." But her response is unlikely to tamp down the pressure for answers as she faces the deepest scrutiny she's been under since leaving the government.

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  16. Giffords back on Capitol Hill to push background check measureRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | Examiner.com

    Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, shown here at an appearance in Olympia last year, was back on Capitol Hill Wednesday, pushing for more gun control. Former Congresswoman Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords and husband Mark Kelly, the former astronaut, were back on Capitol Hill yesterday to re-launch a gun control measure ostensibly aimed at closing "loopholes that now let criminals and dangerously mentally ill people buy guns," according to The Hill .

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  17. Obama throwing Hillary Clinton under the bus over EmailgateRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | Examiner.com

    Fox News reported on Thursday that Hillary Clinton has surfaced long enough to ask the State Department to release the emails she provided from her private server to the public. However, the scandal surrounding the former secretary of state's use of a private, unsecured email account to conduct official business has only deepened.

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  18. Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to FergusonRead the original story

    24 min ago | ABC 33/40

    They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience. The images were televised and captured in photographs: Police tear-gassed kneeling protesters, clubbed them and attacked them on horseback behind a civilian posse on Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge.

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  19. Dick Durbin condemns Constitution, compares Obama to LincolnRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Examiner.com

    Sen. Dick Durbin , a man who once compared our soldiers to Nazis , said recently our Constitution was "fatally flawed from the start. It got the issue of slavery wrong.

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  20. Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 yearsRead the original story

    25 min ago | ABC 33/40

    By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press President Barack Obama and some surviving marchers are marking the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" assault on civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama,... They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience. Delaware prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch following allegations of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend.

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