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4:51 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Strength Of Governors In Presidential Races Takes A Dip In 2016

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World
4:23 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Australia Allegedly Paid Smugglers To Reverse Boat Of Indonesian Migrants

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 7:01 pm

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Around the Nation
4:23 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Changing Demographics Influenced Shift In Southern Political Landscape

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 7:01 pm

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National Security
4:23 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Mother Of Son Who Was Held Hostage: 'I Was Very Moved By The President'

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 7:01 pm

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Politics
4:23 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Federal Employees Criticize Government Response To Massive Data Breach

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 7:01 pm

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National Security
4:23 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Obama Announces Change In U.S. Policy On American Hostages

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 7:01 pm

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More than 80 Americans have been held hostage by overseas groups since 9/11. Families of some of those hostages have accused the government of turning its back on them. Today, President Obama promised that will change.

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The Two-Way
3:50 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Senate Passes Fast-Track Trade Legislation, 60-38

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 11:03 am

The Senate handed President Obama a huge victory Wednesday afternoon, giving him final approval of legislation that enhances his power to negotiate trade deals.

The bill needed just 51 votes, but passed 60-38, making it look almost easy.

But earlier this month, the legislation granting Trade Promotion Authority seemed likely to die because of fierce opposition from many Democrats and some Republicans. Various legislative maneuvers were employed to set back the measure.

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The Two-Way
2:14 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Announces Presidential Run

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 5:03 pm

Updated at 5:57 p.m. ET

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday that he's seeking the Republican presidential nomination, joining an already-crowded GOP field.

"My approach is different from most of the other people running for president," Jindal said in New Orleans hours after announcing his run on Twitter. "The United States of America was made great by people who get things done. Not lots of talk or entertaining speeches.

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It's All Politics
11:49 am
Wed June 24, 2015

This Quirky New Hampshire Law Might Keep Bernie Sanders Off The Ballot

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., shakes hands with Karl Bergeron of Northwood, N.H., in May in Concord, N.H.
Jim Cole AP

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 4:05 pm

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is on the rise in New Hampshire. But that might not matter if the independent senator from Vermont can't get on the Democratic ballot in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

Due to a quirky New Hampshire filing process — and Sanders' status as an independent rather than a registered Democrat — there are lingering questions about how easy it will be for him to file for the primary next year.

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The Two-Way
11:45 am
Wed June 24, 2015

U.S. Clarifies Hostage Policy, Saying It Won't Prosecute Families Over Ransom

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 1:54 pm

Better communication with the families of kidnapped Americans — and a pledge that those relatives won't face criminal charges if they pay ransoms — are at the heart of an update to the U.S. federal hostage policy, released Wednesday.

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It's All Politics
11:17 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Hillary Clinton's 3-Word Misstep: 'All Lives Matter'

Hillary Clinton spoke Tuesday at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Mo.
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Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 4:05 pm

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Hillary Clinton's speech Tuesday at a historic black church in Missouri was mostly well-received by the audience, but three words angered some of the activists she was hoping to appeal to.

Clinton spoke to frequent applause about religion, racism, access to education, repairing communities and the shooting last week in Charleston, S.C.

The church where Clinton spoke, Christ the King United Church of Christ, is in Florissant, Mo., fewer than 5 miles from where the rioting and protesting happened in Ferguson.

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It's All Politics
6:03 am
Wed June 24, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday.
Rainier Ehrhardt AP

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 5:27 pm

This story was updated at 12:45 p.m. ET

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday he is running for president, becoming the 13th major Republican candidate to enter the race.

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NPR Story
4:09 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Clinton Makes A Stop In Missouri; Discusses Race Near Riot-Torn Ferguson

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 5:33 pm

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Politics
4:17 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Senate Votes To Push Forward White House Trade Plans

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 7:56 pm

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Politics
4:17 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

S.C. Lawmakers Vote To Consider Removing Confederate Flag

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 7:56 pm

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