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With social media tease, Wisconsin's Walker jumps into 2016
UPDATE: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a preacher's son who withstood a recall election spawned by his fight with public employee unions, is joining the crowded Republican presidential race, aides sa...
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Hot-air balloons collide in Utah; pilot has minor burns
UPDATE: The pig couldn't fly, the cowboy got away, and the pilot's OK. So it went Thursday at an Independence Day festival in Utah, where officials said a pig-shaped hot-air balloon descended quick...
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Virginia's Pamunkey Indian Tribe granted federal recognition
UPDATE: The Department of Interior granted federal recognition to a Virginia Indian tribe for the first time on Thursday, more than 400 years after the first permanent English settlers encountered ...
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Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill
UPDATE: BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil ...
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Obama draws sharp contrasts with 'mean' Republicans
UPDATE: Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in the state where the ...
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Last funeral for victim of Charleston shooting in Columbia
UPDATE: The last of the victims of the Charleston church shooting to be eulogized was remembered Thursday as a man known by the nickname "Super," who lived his life with a driving force to serve hi...
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Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks
UPDATE: Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of...
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Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee
UPDATE: A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people within a 2-mile radius.
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Bill Clinton visits Vietnam to mark 20th anniversary of ties
For Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama's announcement this week of plans to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba must have stirred memories. It was 20 years ago this month that Clinton pulled of...
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Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy
UPDATE: From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba's defiance of the United States.
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