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As contributions fall, House GOP rebels blame party leaders

Tea party Rep. Thomas Massie had no trouble raising money from business interests in his 2013 re-election run.

Lawmaker emphasizes church, liberty in medical pot video

After a failed first attempt to pass a medical marijuana law in conservative Utah, a Republican state senator is renewing his push for the bill in an online video where he invokes individual... Read more »

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Under microscope for gyrocopter, Capitol Police stretched thin

Members of Congress agreed Doug Hughes is lucky to be alive after his dangerous stunt, based on what they learned about the April 15 gyrocopter landing during closed-door briefings from Capitol law enforcement. But big questions... Read more »

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Gunmen kill prominent female activist in Pakistan

Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women's rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country's restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency,... Read more »

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Burundi president nominated by ruling party for third term

Burundi's ruling party on Saturday nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to be its candidate for a third term in elections on June 26, a move expected to stoke political tensions. Read more »

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Rebels seize northwest Syrian town as government retaliates

Hard-line Syrian rebel groups seized a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen the opposition take nearly all of a... Read more »

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US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance

With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and... Read more »

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Leaders, charities offer condolences, help after Nepal quake

World leaders and global charities offered condolences and emergency aid to Nepal following the earthquake Saturday while grappling to understand the scope of the disaster. Read more »

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Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

Tens of thousands of people prepared to spend the night in the open under a chilly and thundery sky after a powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,180 people, collapsing... Read more »

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As theater shooting trial opens, gun debate dwindles

When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in July 2012, killing 12 and injuring 70, it did more than spread fear and heartbreak across the Denver suburbs. It helped revive the... Read more »

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Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases

Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Read more »

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Uber, Lyft refuse to require driver fingerprints

Popular ride-hailing firms like Uber and Lyft are fighting lawsuits in Atlanta and other cities from cab drivers, taxi and limousine companies claiming the techno upstarts are siphoning off... Read more »

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Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising

Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies near the end of World War II. Read more »

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Car bombs driven by foreigners hit Iraq-Jordan border post

Three suicide car bombs driven by foreigners targeted the remote desert border crossing between Iraq and Jordan Saturday killing at least four Iraqi soldiers, said Iraqi officials. Read more »

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Togo votes as president seeks to continue family dynasty

Togo's president, whose family has ruled this small West African nation for nearly 50 years, appealed for peace as he vied for re-election Saturday against four other candidates. Read more »

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Eurozone express hopes that Greek criticism will bear fruit

Greece's European creditors sought to douse talk that they are making plans for a potential Greek exit from the euro and expressed hope Saturday that recent criticism may prompt the country to push... Read more »

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Thousands march in S. Korea anti-government protest

Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. Read more »

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Thousands honor soldiers on 100th year of Gallipoli battle

For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War I invasion. Read more »

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UN: High civilian toll in Yemen conflict; at least 550 dead

With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than... Read more »

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Police: Gray should've received medical care before ride

In the clearest acknowledgement of failure yet, Baltimore police said Friday that Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested — before he was put... Read more »

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Obama defends US intelligence after hostage deaths

A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Barack Obama on Friday praised the nation's spying operations as the most capable in the world... Read more »

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Herbert, legislative leaders to talk Medicaid expansion with feds in D.C.

Gov. Gary Herbert and Republican legislative leaders are scheduled to meet with Obama administration officials in Washington, D.C., next week to talk about Medicaid expansion. Read more »

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Poll: 'Undecided' tops Utah Republican pick for president

Now that Utah's favorite son Mitt Romney is no longer a candidate for president, "undecided" is the top choice of the state's Republicans in the party's 2016 nomination race. Read more »

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Poland protests Mattel game that refers to 'Nazi Poland'

The Polish government has demanded that toy producer Mattel recalls a party game and corrects a card that refers to "Nazi Poland," officials said Friday. Read more »

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Families stream to battlefields for 100th year of Gallipoli

Families of soldiers who served in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I, along with world leaders, streamed onto the battle sites on Friday for ceremonies marking 100 years since the disastrous... Read more »

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Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

The United States, Russia and other Arctic countries looked past Ukraine's civil war and other tensions Friday, vowing to cooperate on preventing oil spills near the North Pole and combating... Read more »

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