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As Rick Perry Runs On Empty, Loose Campaign Finance Laws Keep Him Afloat

Republican Rick Perry's presidential campaign has stopped paying its staff. It's a sign that the former Texas governor's second White House bid is struggling to gain support.
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U.S. Reacts Warily To Devaluation Of Chinese Currency

China's large and surprising devaluation of the yuan is rippling through financial markets. The devaluation could have an impact on the price of commodities and the exports of U.S. companies.
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Critics Say U.S. Officials Promised 'Anytime, Anywhere' Inspections In Iran Nuclear Deal

The nuclear deal the U.S. and five other nations have struck gives Iran a delay of up to 24 days for outside inspections of suspected nuclear facilities. But critics say that is not what the White House promised. They point to "anytime, anywhere" descriptions of such inspections made by key officials in the lead-up to the agreement. Those officials say that is not what they actually meant.
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Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell Wants To Take Corruption Case To Supreme Court

A federal appeals court is denying a request from former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to appeal his convictions for corruption and conspiracy. But now McDonnell wants to take his case to the high court.
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Pizza Ranch: Fueling Campaigns On Cheese And Chicken

Among heating lamps and sneeze guards, you could just meet the next president. Candidates love the chain because it's ubiquitous and cheap.
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Obama's Iran Deal Argument In 1 Video Clip

For the president, it seems, there is no logic in a moderate course on the Iran deal. In an interview with NPR, he is laughing at his critics' arguments and treating his opponents with scorn.
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Donald Trump's Policy Positions Lack Specifics ... So Far

The billionaire businessman and GOP presidential front-runner wants to "Make America Great Again!" But much of how he plans to do that is still a mystery.
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Teacher Shortages Across The U.S.

Across the country many schools are struggling to find qualified instructors in areas like science and math. California has more than 20,000 slots to fill this academic year. What’s behind a nationwide teacher shortage, and how states are trying to address it.

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Why Lowering Student Loan Interest Rates Isn't A Game Changer

Hillary Clinton wants people with student loan debt to pay lower interest rates. That kind of assistance may not help the people who need it most.
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Where Presidential Candidates Stand On Climate Change

The majority of Americans favor government action, but the candidates — and big donors — differ greatly. Here is what they've said on the topic, beginning with whether climate change is real.

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