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Hillary Clinton, in Iowa, warns about Republican control of White House

Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning the nation about taking a "big U-turn" to a Republican in the White House.

On floor of U.S. Senate, Sen. Mike Lee honors President Boyd K. Packer as 'man of principles'

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, delivered a tribute Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. Senate for President Boyd K. Packer, who died Friday after serving 53 years in senior LDS Church leadership. Lee said... Read more »

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Paula Deen distances herself from posted 'I Love Lucy' photo

A spokesman for Paula Deen says she didn't post a 2011 Halloween costume photo on her Twitter account showing her son Bobby in dark makeup as "I Love Lucy" character Ricky Ricardo. Read more »

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Arizona think tank challenges Indian Child Welfare Act

A right-leaning think tank has brought what it believes is the most comprehensive constitutional challenge to a law that gives preference to American Indian families in adoptions of Indian children. Read more »

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Report: Troops face hassles with student loans, despite law

A government regulator says military personnel are still being hassled over their student loans despite the federal laws and programs put in place to protect them. Read more »

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Report: Number of US heroin users rose 300,000 over a decade

The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new government report. Read more »

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Dangerous conditions slow recovery of body at ice caves

Extremely dangerous conditions are making it difficult for rescuers to recover the body of a 34-year-old woman who was buried when ice caves partially collapsed in Washington state amid warm... Read more »

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EPA chief: Climate plan on track despite mercury ruling

A Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global... Read more »

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After taking hit, Cuomo calmly returns fire on de Blasio

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a week after being criticized by his friend-turned-foe New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, calmly returned fire on Tuesday, chalking up the mayor's frustration to his failures in... Read more »

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Judge refuses to dismiss murder case against Suge Knight

A judge ruled Tuesday that Marion "Suge" Knight should stand trial on murder charges even though a key witness — one of the men he's accused of running over — refused to identify him in... Read more »

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First lady gives new look to State Dining Room

Michelle Obama has given a touch-up to the White House State Dining Room, the latest in a series of interior design changes that will endure long after she leaves the building. Read more »

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Crash in Craters of the Moon kills 21-year-old Idaho pilot

Toxicology tests are planned on the body of a 21-year-old commercial pilot who died after his backcountry aircraft crashed within Craters of the Moon National Monument in south-central Idaho. Read more »

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Groups call for Hindu, vegan displays at Arkansas Capitol

Arkansas' decision to put a Ten Commandments display on its Capitol grounds could lead to a monument menagerie that includes a statue of a monkey-faced deity and a banner promoting a vegan lifestyle. Read more »

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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

Congress is making another run at rewriting the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law, even as the White House urges changes that the administration says would ensure that schools be held... Read more »

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70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor

At age 22, 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano was the youngest bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps' 306th Bomb Group when he was shot down by Nazi fighter pilots in Germany in 1944. Read more »

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Broadway theatergoer tries to recharge phone in onstage plug

There's loud talking, snoring and, of course, phones ringing. But theater etiquette might have taken a turn for the bizarre on Broadway last week with a dead cellphone. Read more »

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Lawmakers criticize feds for failing to deport immigrant with multiple felony convictions, outstanding drug warrant

Lawmakers criticized federal officials Tuesday for failing to deport an immigrant with multiple felony convictions and an outstanding drug warrant who allegedly went on to murder a woman in San... Read more »

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Cosby accusers claim vindication, friends reserve judgment

While many of Bill Cosby's accusers feel vindicated by his decade-old admission that he gave at least one woman quaaludes before sex, some of his Hollywood friends are reserving judgment, saying... Read more »

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Senators quiz military chiefs, criticize US fight against Islamic State

Facing blistering criticism from Republican senators, Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S. has only 60 trainees in a program to prepare and arm thousands of moderate... Read more »

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California right-to-die bill stalls with Catholics opposed

In a blow to the right-to-die movement, California lawmakers on Tuesday dropped one of the most promising legislative efforts in the U.S. to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives. Read more »

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Largely shielded from crisis, tourists still enjoying Greece

Greece is known the world over for its historic sites, sparkling sea, and lovely, vine-shaded restaurants. Add riot police, shuttered banks, and lines at cash machines and the picture clouds. Read more »

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Federal, Indiana authorities raid home of Subway spokesman

FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog, two... Read more »

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Pope urges Latin Americans to unify, spread the faith

Pope Francis urged a crowd of more than 1 million people Tuesday to channel the same urgency that brought Latin America its independence from Spain into spreading the faith on a continent where... Read more »

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Rubio jabs both parties in economic pitch

Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio called for lower corporate tax rates, looser Internet regulation and broader college accreditation on Tuesday, in an economic policy speech that... Read more »

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Britons mark 10th anniversary of London transit attacks

Britons paused in silence and walked in solidarity Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of suicide bomb attacks on London's transit system. Read more »

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Panel: Politics among reasons for botched UN Ebola response

The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday — but it didn't blame any individuals at the World Health Organization for its bungled... Read more »

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