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5:51 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Republicans Stand Against Cuba Change Despite Public Opinion Shift

A supporter waves a Cuban flag in front of the country's embassy after it reopened for the first time in 54 years on July 20 in Washington, D.C. The embassy was closed in 1961 when U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower severed diplomatic ties with the island nation after Fidel Castro took power in a communist revolution.
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Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 10:51 am

The Cuban flag is flying over the Cuban Embassy in the United States for the first time in 54 years after the two countries restored diplomatic relations in December, but not everyone is celebrating the renewed flow of mojitos from the embassy's Hemingway Bar.

Presidential hopefuls Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, who both call the heavily Cuban-American Miami area home, denounced last Monday's new step in U.S.-Cuba relations.

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Politics
5:30 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Senate Takes A Step Toward Riving Export-Import Bank

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 1:19 pm

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4:11 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Try To Make Debate Cut

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 3:54 pm

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The Two-Way
7:18 am
Sun July 26, 2015

President Obama Urges Kenyans To 'Choose Path Of Progress'

President Obama delivers a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.
Ben Curtis AP

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 1:42 pm

President Obama, wrapping up his three-day visit to Kenya, urged the east African country to "choose the path to progress" by tackling corruption, eliminating income inequality and promoting gender equality.

"I'm here as president of a country that sees Kenya as an important partner. I'm here as a friend who wants Kenya to succeed," he said in a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi.

"You can choose the path to progress, but it requires making some important choices," he said in the 40-minute speech that was broadcast on Kenyan television.

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Politics
6:41 am
Sun July 26, 2015

For Candidates, Winning Iowa Means Courting Business, Evangelicals

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 9:47 am

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It's All Politics
6:03 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Brace Yourself: The Presidential Election Is Going To Be All About Anger

Clinton knows you're mad as hell, and she's appealing to that sense.
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Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 1:02 pm

Hillary Clinton laid out some lofty goals for her presidency in a speech on Friday.

"My mission from my first day as president to the last will be to raise the incomes of hardworking Americans so they can once again afford a middle-class life," she said. "This is the defining economic challenge not only of this election but our time."

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The Two-Way
1:27 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

Clinton To Testify Again Before Benghazi Committee

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies in January 2013 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
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Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 6:21 pm

Updated at 7:20 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is set to testify before a House committee investigating the Sept. 11, 2012 deaths of four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador, in Benghazi, Libya, according to her campaign.

Campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said the Democratic presidential candidate would appear on Oct. 22, but Reuters, quoting a committee statement, said the date of her testimony was still being negotiated.

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The Two-Way
9:28 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Obama, Kenyan President Discuss Deeper Counterterrorism Ties

President Obama and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta onstage after delivering remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations compound in Nairobi, on Saturday.
Noor Khamis Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 3:01 pm

Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET

President Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta discussed strengthening cooperation in the fight against extremists, particularly al-Qaida-linked extremists based in neighboring Somalia.

On the first full day of an officials visit to Kenya — his first since becoming president — Obama said at a joint news conference that the threat from al-Shabab "was an extensive topic of conversation" in private meetings between the two leaders.

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It's All Politics
7:03 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Can The South Carolina GOP Get Rid Of Its Confederate Ghosts?

An honor guard from the South Carolina Highway Patrol lowers the Confederate battle flag, removing it from the Capitol grounds on July 10.
John Bazemore AP

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 9:38 am

The controversy over the Confederate battle flag has cast a pall over the South Carolina GOP primary for decades.

Now, after the flag was finally removed from the state House grounds last month, Republicans are hoping the political football that's long tripped up White House hopefuls is gone.

But the bipartisan accord in the wake of the murder of nine African-Americans at a Charleston church hasn't translated to all GOP voters in the first-in-the-South primary, many of whom say the flag should have been left flying.

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Politics
6:48 am
Sat July 25, 2015

The Week In Politics: Clinton's Emails, Trump's Dominance

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 1:46 pm

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6:48 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Gov. John Kasich On Health Policy, Religion And Inclusiveness

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 9:55 am

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Law
6:57 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Eligible For Parole In November

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 7:36 pm

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Politics
4:21 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

N.C. Governor Approves Ban On Removing Statues From Public Property

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:11 pm

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Politics
4:12 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Dealing With The Donald: GOP Considers How To Handle The Trump Effect

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 7:22 pm

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At this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C., President Obama said this.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

BARACK OBAMA: And Donald Trump is here...

(LAUGHTER)

OBAMA: ...Still.

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Law
4:09 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

FBI Asked To Investigate Possible Classified Information In Clinton Emails

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 7:22 pm

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