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McDonnell's Time On The Stand Ends With A Bang In Corruption Trial

U.S. Attorney Michael Dry wrapped his cross-examination of the former governor, borrowing a quote from McDonnell's own inauguration speech.
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Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants

The president has approved surveillance flights over Syria to search for targets for possible airstrikes. But critics of the administration say that may not be enough.
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VA's Inspector General Finds Faked Data At Hospitals Across U.S.

President Obama addressed the annual convention of the American Legion in North Carolina with a raft of new proposals for vets.
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Years After Their Own Protests, Eyes Of Anaheim Are On Ferguson

Two years ago in Anaheim, Calif., events unfolded not unlike those recently in Ferguson, Mo. In Anaheim then, two Latino men were shot by police, and civic anger turned into a few nights of sometimes-violent demonstrations. Now, Anaheim's police and government are trying to work more closely with the Latino community, and a vote in November could make some major changes.
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Michael Brown's Funeral Is Mixed With Tributes, Political Messages

One subject mentioned by protestors and non protesting residents of Ferguson, Mo., was voting. The turn out for registered African American voters in the last municipal elections was 6 percent.
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McDonnell Spars With Prosecutors During Cross-Examination

The former Virginia governor picked apart attorneys' questions, prompting admonishment from the judge. Prosecutors will continue questions on Tuesday.
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Freedom Strategy Put To The Test At Democratic National Convention

Fifty years ago, Fannie Lou Hamer, a plantation worker turned civil rights activist, disrupted the Democratic National Convention to get delegates from the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party seated.
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Ukraine's President Dissolves Parliament, Calls For New Elections

Petro Poroshenko said fresh elections would be held Oct. 26. The move comes as his country continues to accuse Russia of backing separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.
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House Republicans Express Frustration With Absence Of Obamacare Alternative

During the last two elections, Republicans in the D.C. region campaigned on repealing and replacing "Obamacare," but House Republicans have yet to vote on a replacement plan.

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In New Hampshire, An Unexpected Tight Race For Senate

When talking competitive U.S. Senate races, New Hampshire isn't at the top of the list. But the contest between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and likely opponent Scott Brown has become surprisingly close.

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