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Familiar Name Returns To Missouri Ballot

Jay Ashcroft, the son of the former U.S. attorney general — and governor and senator — is following in his father's footsteps by running for office.
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American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt

From the Boston Tea Party to rock 'n roll, Americans have always taken their fun seriously. A new books reveals the spirit of joyous rebellion going back to the Pilgrims.

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Obama: 'I Have No Green Light' To Act Without Congress

At a news conference Wednesday, the president said he would act when he can without Congress but said there are limits to his authority. He also spoke about a range of foreign policy issues.
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Carol Schwartz Files Signatures To Run For D.C. Mayor

The former D.C. council member is submitting more than 6,500 signatures to put her name on the mayoral ballot for the fifth time.
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Maureen McDonnell's Former Chief Of Staff Draws Back The Curtain At Corruption Trial

Mary-Shea Sutherland says she never detected a romantic relationship between former Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell and businessman Jonnie Williams.
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Scandal Threatens Montana Democrat's Hold On U.S. Senate Seat

There are calls for Sen. John Walsh to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. Walsh is at the center of allegations that he plagiarized a good portion of his thesis while attending the Army War College.
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After Discrimination Finding, Jury's Out On Memphis Juvenile Courts

The U.S. Justice Department bashed the juvenile justice system in Shelby County, Tenn., in 2012. Now, Memphis courts are trying to find a way forward.
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GOP Sen. Pat Roberts Fends Off Tea Party Challenge

Radiologist Milton Wolf, who compared himself to Ted Cruz, put up a strong primary fight, but the veteran Kansas senator prevailed. It's the latest blow to Tea Party hopes of ousting a GOP incumbent.
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Council Member Catania Files Petitions To Run For D.C. Mayor

Catania, an independent, dropped the petitions off himself at the city’s board of elections, and used the opportunity to criticize his chief rival, Democratic nominee Muriel Bowser.
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Virginia Health Official Testifies On Meeting With Jonnie Williams

In the ongoing corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, a former health official is testifying that she met with Jonnie Williams but nothing came of the meeting.

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