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FCC approves 'net neutrality' for Internet providers in regulatory shakeup

Internet providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest"

Homeland Security funding still up in the air

House Republican leaders on Thursday floated a plan to pass a short-term bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security, avert a partial shutdown and prompt negotiations with the Senate,... Read more »

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New charges for group that disrupted Supreme Court

Prosecutors took a hard line Thursday with demonstrators who participated in a rare disruption inside the U.S. Supreme Court, adding additional charges against them and saying disrupting the high... Read more »

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GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials

As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be... Read more »

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Fire Department helps returning soldier surprise son

Staff Sgt. Brandon Bagwell has been deployed several times to serve in the nation's wars with Iraq and Afghanistan. Each homecoming has been relatively normal, but this one would be his last and he... Read more »

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Investigators find 32,000 emails in IRS probe

Investigators say they have recovered 32,000 emails related to a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal. Read more »

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Gunman kills 4 in South Korean city: police

A gunman shot and killed four people Friday at a home in a city near the capital Seoul in the second such incident in two days, police officials said. Read more »

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2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. Read more »

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LeBron James not happy colleges recruiting 10-year-old son

As an Ohio teenage hoops sensation, LeBron James went through the craziness of being recruited by colleges across the country. Now, he's living it as a dad. And he's not enjoying it. Read more »

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GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials

As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to persuade the right-flank of the Republican Party he'd be that same... Read more »

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Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank

Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. Read more »

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Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot had vocalized beliefs

Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in person about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one speaking of shooting... Read more »

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Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks

A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. Read more »

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What determines the perfect candidate for 2016?

Let's say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. Voter, deciding what they've got to have — and what they can... Read more »

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VA chief backs outside medical care as new program falters

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday he remains committed to a law making it easier for veterans to get private health care, but he offered few answers for lawmakers irritated... Read more »

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House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

Eager to avoid a partial Homeland Security shutdown, House Republicans are weighing a short-term funding measure to keep the department operating although it would allow Obama immigration policies... Read more »

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Carly Fiorina ramps up Hillary Clinton attacks at C-PAC

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina, the only woman known to be contemplating a Republican presidential bid, is ramping up attacks on likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Read more »

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Couple married 67 years dies holding hands

After spending 67 years together as devoted husband and wife, there was no question how Floyd and Violet Hartwig would end their lives — together. Read more »

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Prosecutor: No immediate charges in California train crash

A decision on whether charges should be brought against a truck driver involved in a crash that derailed a California commuter train will not be made until the investigation is complete, Ventura... Read more »

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With poll, Obama foundation hints at library's likely site

The foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the... Read more »

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Susan Rice, Samantha Power to address AIPAC meeting

In a move that may ease — or exacerbate — spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America's leading pro-Israel... Read more »

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Saudi man convicted of conspiracy in '98 US embassy bombings

A man prosecutors portrayed as one of al-Qaida's early leaders was convicted Thursday of conspiracy in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa following a trial that showcased the... Read more »

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Capitol Hill Buzz: Pelosi teases Reid with dark glasses

Comedy on Capitol Hill — the intentional kind, anyway — is pretty rare. Read more »

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Crews keep cameras rolling in New Mexico post 'Breaking Bad'

When the last "Breaking Bad" episode aired almost two years ago, New Mexico officials feared film and television production might end in the state after the series brought welcome attention and... Read more »

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Chris Christie tells CPAC crowd he shouldn't be counted out

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sold himself to a room of conservative activists Thursday as a fighter who shouldn't be counted out as he mulls a run for president in 2016. Read more »

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Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

Warring parties in Ukraine took a major stride toward quelling unrest in the country's east Thursday with the declared start of a supervised withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line. Read more »

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