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Obama Takes Full Responsibility For Death Of Hostages In U.S. Strike

The White House disclosed that two hostages, including an American citizen, were killed during a U.S. counterterrorism operation against al-Qaida. It said that two al-Qaida leaders were also killed.
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#TBT: With Year To Go In White House, First Lady Runs For Senate

It was almost unthinkable at the time, but Hillary Clinton wouldn't be where she is today without taking the bold chance on running for a U.S. Senate seat in a state where she never lived.
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Rubio Takes Up Koch Brothers Charge On Export-Import Bank

"We're not some sort of developing country," Rubio said Thursday, opposing reauthorization of the agency that helps finance American companies overseas. "We're a developed financial sector."
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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

In one of the most protracted cabinet-level confirmation processes, 10 Republicans joined the chamber's Democrats in a 56 to 43 vote to approve the long-delayed nomination to replace Eric Holder.
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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

After a five-month delay, Lynch will be the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Now she has to build a relationship with the same Congress that stalled her confirmation.
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Congressional Battle Brews Over Bill To Extend NSA Data Collection

A key provision in the USA Patriot Act that allows the NSA to collect and store bulk phone records is set to expire June 1. Senate GOP leaders are pushing to renew that provision for another 5 years.
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A Black Eye, A Middle Finger And Other Tales From A White House Press Secretary

Former press secretary Dana Perino's new book, And the Good News Is ..., details her time at the White House, including heated moments in the press briefing room.
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Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?
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Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers

"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."
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White House Climate Change Policy Faces Legal Hurdle

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Brian Deese, President Obama's senior adviser in charge of climate policy, about the Obama administration's push for new restrictions around power plant emissions.

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