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GOP Candidates Scramble To Secure One Of 10 Spots On Debate Stage

With just one week to go until the first official Republican presidential debate, candidates are vying for support and attention to secure one of the 10 slots on the debate stage.
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U.S. Olympic Committee Ends Bid To Bring 2024 Summer Games To Boston

The committee ended Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Games on Monday. Mayor Martin Walsh had sought assurances that Boston taxpayers wouldn't be left with a major bill for hosting the games.
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South Florida Haitians Protest Deportations In Dominican Republic

In South Florida, the Haitian community is protesting the possible deportation of hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic.
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As Brazil's Economy Goes In Reverse, Illusion Of Prosperity Fades With It

Brazil's so-called economic miracle appears to have stalled, or worse, gone into reverse.
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Obama Becomes First Sitting U.S. President To Visit Ethiopia

President Obama visited Ethiopia Monday on the first visit ever by a sitting U.S. president to that Horn of Africa nation. He spoke about human rights after a meeting with Ethiopia's prime minister.
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'Offensive,' 'Sad': Reaction To Huckabee's Holocaust 'Oven' Reference

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said over the weekend that President Obama's Iran deal is so bad it will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."
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Cyrus Copeland: "Off The Radar: A Father's Secret, A Mother's Heroism, And A Son's Quest"

A writer explores his father's mysterious imprisonment, and accusations that he was spying for the CIA, in revolutionary-era Iran.

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Priorities For President Obama's Remaining Time In Office

A lame duck, with diminished power to get anything done: This is how many had expected to describe President Barack Obama in his final two years in office. But Obama has had a string of recent victories, and now, he’s setting his sights on other issues. We look at the president's evolution and his political priorities for the remainder of his term.

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State Song Aside, Maryland Has Quietly Shed Some Vestiges Of The Confederacy

A bill to change the state song of Maryland, with its references to the tyrant Abraham Lincoln and "northern scum" faces an uphill battle, but recent years have seen some lower-profile references to the Confederacy and slavery broken.

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Republicans Stand Against Cuba Change Despite Public Opinion Shift

When it comes to normalizing relations between the two nations, Cuban-Americans aren't as opposed as they used to be. That's partly because of the community's changing demographics.

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