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CIA Toyed With Osama Bin Laden Action Figure

The Washington Post reports that in 2005 a project with the code name Devil Eyes produced action dolls of Osama bin Laden. The project didn't happen, but one doll lives on — at the CIA.
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Political Solution Needed In Iraq, Obama Says

President Obama is sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to gather intelligence on the insurgency. He was adamant there will be no American combat operations on the ground in Iraq.
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GOP: McCarthy Voted Majority Leader; Scalise Chosen As Whip

House Republicans have elected Kevin McCarthy of California to succeed Eric Cantor as majority leader. Steve Scalise of Louisiana won the fight to replace McCarthy as majority whip.
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Universal Bets Wizarding World Will Bring In Big Money Magic

The Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando Resort is expanding with a new, fantastical Diagon Alley. It's complete with a ride, shopping, butterbeer — and an estimated $400 million price tag.
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U.S. Moves To Lock Up ISIS's Abundant War Chest

President Obama plans to slow the momentum of an extremist group that has seized much of northern Iraq. The group has funds that will permit it to sponsor attacks that could be aimed at the West.
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Single Women With Young Children Inundate U.S.-Mexico Border

The number of unaccompanied migrant kids detained at the U.S. border has skyrocketed. Officials say as many as 90,00 are expected by year's end. Now it's not just minor children rushing the border.
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New York City To Pay Millions To End Central Park Jogger Case

Officials in New York City reportedly have agreed to pay $40 million to five men who were convicted in the 1989 Central Park jogger case, but who were later exonerated.
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High Court Ruling Supports Employees In Retaliation Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that public employees cannot be fired in retaliation for testifying truthfully on matters of public corruption or public concern.
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CDC Says Dozens Of Workers Could Have Been Exposed To Anthrax

The live anthrax bacteria may have become airborne as lab workers were transferring it from one facility to another without following the correct procedure for rendering it inert, the CDC says.
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House Republicans' Top Leadership Gets A Red-State Member

While California Rep. Kevin McCarthy was picked as the new House majority leader, more conservative members got someone closer to their ideological and regional liking for the majority whip position.

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