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After Baltimore And Ferguson, Major Momentum For Criminal Justice System Reform

There's an unusual bipartisan consensus in Washington on the need to overhaul the justice system. But there are competing proposals and, as one advocate says, "expectations are very high."
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Drone-Like Device Puts White House On Lockdown

A person flying a small drone-like device too close to the White House was taken into custody. It's another in a line of security instances around the White House.
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President Obama Meets With Arab Allies At Camp David

President Obama meets with officials from six Persian Gulf countries at Camp David to reassure them about the emerging nuclear deal with Iran.
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Top Veterans Affairs Official Says Agency Skirts Federal Purchasing Laws

At a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, a senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs accused his agency of waste, fraud and mismanagement in the way it purchases medical care and supplies.
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George Stephanopoulos Discloses Donations To Clinton Foundation

George Stephanopoulos says he donated a total of $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation from 2012 through 2014. None of the donations were disclosed until Thursday, and the ABC anchor has apologized.
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Now, Ben Carson Leads In A Republican Poll

The retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Tea Party favorite may be having his moment in the crowded Republican 2016 presidential primary.
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Fast-Track Trade Measure Clears Key Senate Hurdle

The 65-33 vote comes two days after senators rejected a measure to take up the bill giving President Obama fast-track trade authority.
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Lawmakers Spar Over Whether Amtrak Funding Cut Matters

"It's not about funding. The train was going twice the speed limit," said House Speaker John Boehner. Democrats advocated for an amendment that would fund advanced technology.
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Jeb Bush Fully Walks Back: 'I Would Not Have Gone Into Iraq'

After days of shifting positions on whether he would have gone to war in Iraq, even knowing what we know now, Jeb Bush did an about-face, saying definitively that he would not have gone in.
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Taking Aim At Money In Politics, Feingold Announces Comeback Bid

Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., announced Thursday he would seek a rematch with Republican Sen. Ron Johnson in one of the top-targeted races of 2016.

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