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Charge upgraded against suspect in Charlottesville rally killing

An Ohio driver accused of plowing into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one woman, is facing an upgraded murder charge.

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Costs of Rex Tillerson exit may not save his job - CNNPolitics

If Trump really thinks the planet is a "mess" as crises churn from North Korea to the Middle East, it would seem illogical to ditch his secretary of state

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The Trump White House's colossal blind spot on private emails

At least a half-dozen top Trump administration officials used private email accounts to communicate about White House business, according to the New York Times.

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Christie: Bannon's plane ultimatum 'never happened' - CNNPolitics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is disputing former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's characterization of his commitment to President Donald Trump on the campaign trail -- saying that one conversation Bannon described in a Sunday interview "

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Drinking more coffee can lead to a longer life, new studies say - CNN.com

A higher consumption of coffee is linked to a longer life, two new studies say, with the benefits applicable across multiple races.

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US, Russia disagree over what Trump and Putin actually said to each other

President Donald Trump met Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time at the G20 Summit in Germany

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White House stays silent on anti-Semitic connection of Trump's anti-CNN video - CNNPolitics.com

President Donald Trump's top aides are staying silent about the possible anti-Semitic, racist and anti-Muslim origins of a video the President tweeted Sunday, declining to answer a series of CNN questions about the video and its self-proclaimed origin

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Christopher Ruddy says Trump 'considering' firing Mueller - CNNPolitics.com

One of President Donald Trump's friends said Monday he believes the President is considering dismissing special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Jeff Sessions committed the one sin Donald Trump can't forgive - CNNPolitics.com

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was once Donald Trump's truest, most loyal friend -- the first major backer of the billionaire's presidential campaign and a major ally for his get-tough policies on immigration.

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These companies are racing to develop a Breathalyzer for pot - May. 26, 2017

Two companies - Hound Labs and Cannabix Technologies - are developing marijuana breathalyzers. The devices could hit the market later this year.

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Fox News fires Bob Beckel for 'making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee' - May. 19, 2017

Fox News on Friday announced that it had fired "The Five" co-host Bob Beckel for a remark he made to an employee of color.

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Trump claims F-35s flew over Japan undetected: 'Pretty cool, right?'

US President Donald Trump thinks the F-35 fighter is "pretty cool," but he seems to be a bit confused over what the newest US warplanes have been up to in Japan.

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Trump's very bad day: FBI investigating Russia links as White House repeats wiretap claim - CNNPolitics.com

Trump's wiretapping accusation hits its climax at FBI Director Comey's hearing. And the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch starts.

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White House blocks CNN, other news organizations from press briefing

The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Politico were also excluded.

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Donald Trump's aides don't want to admit the President is golfing - CNNPolitics.com

President Donald Trump has made visiting his Florida golf courses a near every-weekend habit in the first month of his administration, and his aides are trying to obscure whether Trump is actually golfing during the visits.

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White House confirms adviser reassigned after disagreeing with Trump - CNNPolitics.com

A senior National Security Council adviser was reassigned to his old job at the National Defense University, a White House spokeswoman confirmed Sunday, after he criticized the Trump administration's Latin American policies.

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The challenges facing Trump's wall

President Donald Trump is following through with one of the first pledges he made a year and a half ago when he announced his long-shot bid for the White House -- directing federal resources toward building a wall along the southern border.

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How MLK can get you out of your 'Trump Slump' - CNN.com

Americans dejected by the election of Trump can take inspiration from several pivotal moments in MLK's life.

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Couple rewrites 'Baby It's Cold Outside' (with consent) - CNN.com

A couple from Minnesota reimagines the classic Christmas song 'Baby It's Cold Outside,' changing the lyrics to emphasize consent.

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Conspiracy theories driving Clinton haters (Opinion) - CNN.com

While there are undoubtedly Republicans holding their noses when backing Trump, many appear willing to excuse or ignore the facts altogether, writes Sally Kohn.

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Trump in 2011: Hillary Clinton 'did probably as much as anybody' for the black community - CNNPolitics.com

"Here's two people, Hillary and Bill Clinton, who really devoted a lot to African Americans," Trump said.

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Conservative newspaper that endorsed Clinton details death threats - Oct. 16, 2016

The Arizona Republic's top executive is responding to violent threats the paper received after endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for president last month.

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Michelle Obama could be Hillary Clinton's ace - CNNPolitics.com

Michelle Obama cast the presidential race as one between a positive role model for children -- in Hillary Clinton -- and a damaging one -- in Donald Trump.

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Democratic convention speeches Day 2: CNN's Reality Check Team vets the claims - CNNPolitics.com

The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Tuesday for the second night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and assertions to the test.

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Hillary Clinton: Breaking the ultimate glass ceiling - CNN.com

11 illustrious women weigh in on Hillary Clinton's historic (presumptive) nomination as the Democratic Party's candidate for president of the United States.

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In victory for Bernie Sanders, Ohio judge says 17-year-olds can vote in primary - CNNPolitics.com

An Ohio county judge ruled Friday that 17-year-olds will be allowed to vote in Tuesday's primaries, a victory for Bernie Sanders' campaign.

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Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders: What Michigan means for Ohio and beyond - CNNPolitics.com

After losing unexpectedly to Bernie Sanders in Michigan, Hillary Clinton must now win over voters in nearby Ohio and Missouri next week to continue on the path to becoming the Democratic presidential nominee.

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Romney's advisers explore blocking Trump at RNC - CNNPolitics.com

Mitt Romney has instructed his closest advisers to explore the possibility of stopping Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, a source close to Romney's inner circle says.

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Why the female generational divide for Hillary Clinton? - CNN.com

A recent poll finds Democratic women 45 and older support Hillary Clinton much more than their younger counterparts, who lean toward Bernie Sanders.

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America's voting system is crazy -- here's what you need to know - CNNPolitics.com

Why are Iowa and New Hampshire so important? What's the Electoral College? Get up to speed on the 2016 U.S. election here.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day turns 30: Why we observe it - CNN.com

Donna Brazile: Had he lived, Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 87 Friday and likely would have still been urging a more inclusive America.

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Donald Trump: State of the Union punching bag - CNNPolitics.com

Barack Obama and Nikki Haley went after the politics of Trump, as the unusual politics of 2016 hit the State of the Union

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The 10 weirdest political stories of 2015, not including Trump - CNNPolitics.com

The past year has been an odd and occasionally inglorious one for candidates and elected officials at all levels of government.

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Source: Sanders aide 'threw a fit' over debate's foreign policy focus

(CNN) An aide to Bernie Sanders "threw a fit" when CBS informed the campaigns in a conference call Saturday that the Democratic debate would kick off with a focus on the attacks in Paris, a person who was on the call told CNN.

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Democratic debate 2015: Clinton, Sanders clash - CNNPolitics.com

Hillary Clinton swept confidently into the campaign season's first Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday, denying she flip-flopped on key issues for political gain and rebuking her top rival Bernie Sanders for not being tough enough on guns.

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Is Hillary Clinton 'likable enough'?

Last week, she invited Jimmy Fallon to touch her hair. On Sunday, when asked to describe the "real Hillary Clinton," she replied: "Look, I am a real person."

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Republican debate's awkward moments - CNNPolitics.com

The Republican presidential hopefuls came prepared with their one-liners, zingers and attack lines.

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Can Joe Biden beat Hillary Clinton? - CNNPolitics.com

Joe Biden might run for president -- but his own relationships and political chops are the only elements of a campaign he has in place right now.

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Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water - CNN.com

The first zoomed-in image of Pluto was released on Wednesday, showing Pluto's surface has wide smooth areas, lumpy terrain and large mountains.

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U.S. law enforcement thwarted plots timed to July 4th - CNNPolitics.com

With this use of social media recruits have a "devil in their pocket all day long that says 'Kill, kill, kill,'" FBI Director James Comey said.

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Most states to abide by same-sex marriage ruling, but.... - CNN.com

With last week's Supreme Court ruling, same-sex couples are flocking to the altar in all 50 states, right? Eh, almost.

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Park visitor finds 8.52-carat diamond in Arkansas - CNN.com

An 8.52-carat diamond was found at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park on Wednesday. It's the fifth-largest gem to be discovered by a park visitor.

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Senate bans torture across U.S. government - CNNPolitics.com

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to prevent the military and all other government agencies from using torture during interrogations of prisoners.

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787 Dreamliner has amazing rehearsal for Paris Air Show - CNN.com

(CNN)There's a famous quote: "If you did it, it ain't braggin'." Boeing did it -- in front of a camera. An eyepopping rehearsal video Boeing released Thursday shows off its newest version of the Dreamliner aircraft — the 787-9 — performing some impressive and beautiful banks and ascents.

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Amtrak train thought to be going 100 mph - CNN.com

Amtrak train derailment killed 7 and injured 200. The train is believed to have been traveling in excess of 100 mph as it approached a turn, officials say.

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Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts in Boston bombing - CNN.com

Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial have found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts, including 17 that carry a possible penalty of death.

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Obama, Kerry absent from unity rally in Paris - CNN.com

The heads of England, Germany and Israel were there.But President Barack Obama didn't attend a unity march in Paris on Sunday, days after the deadly attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Nor did his secretary of state, John Kerry, who has deep ties to France.

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Charlie Hebdo shooting: Who are the suspects? - CNN.com

With an intense manhunt unfolding in France, one of the suspects in the deadly terrorist attack in Paris has reportedly turned himself in.

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5 Web Series That Capture Life in L.A. - Los Angeles Magazine

From a fictional guide to breaking up with boyfriends to hilarious examinations of cultural stereotypes, the web series format is like TV entertainment unfettered. Here are the some of the best L.A. based web series currently on offer

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Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, dies at 82

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo has died, according to his son Chris Cuomo, host of CNN's "New Day."

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Sony streams 'The Interview' online and makes Hollywood history

If Sony Pictures can get the deal done in time, "The Interview" will premiere simultaneously in independently-owned movie theaters and living rooms on Christmas Day.

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Lawsuit claims Bob Evans meatloaf killed parents - CNN.com

A West Virginia lawsuit claims tainted meatloaf from a Bob Evans restaurant caused an elderly couple to die.

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Man gives woman with ex-girlfriend's name a world trip - CNN.com

(CNN) -- Jordan Axani planned to travel around the world with his girlfriend Elizabeth Gallagher, until they broke up. Now, he'll embark on Sunday on the circumnavigation with Elizabeth Gallagher.

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N.Y. cop not indicted in chokehold death - CNN.com

Protesters poured onto the streets of New York late Wednesday, upset over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.

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Drone footage shows derelict remains of Chernobyl - CNN.com

Drone footage captures derelict remains left in the wake of Chernobyl nuclear disaster 30 years later.

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'A thousand Fergusons across America' - CNN.com

Some in Ferguson want the drama to end. But others say it can't ever be over, not as long as a white cop can shoot an unarmed black teenager with impunity.

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Why haven't we heard from Ferguson grand jury? - CNN.com

The grand jury in the Ferguson case is drawing near a decision. Here are five things to consider about their work.

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Why a Republican Controlled Congress Is Great For Hillary Clinton and President Obama | H. A. Goodman

There are three reasons why Democrats benefit from a Republican controlled Congress and a country that's placed their hopes on conservative politics to change the course of our nation....

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ISIS subjects Yazidi women to 'rape, sex slavery' - CNN.com

ISIS is brazen about enslaving Yazidi women. One teen describes how her dreams of becoming a doctor lie in ruins after her brutal treatment.

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Rampage ended when 'hero' teacher confronted gunman - CNN.com

Teacher Megan Silberberger is getting a lot of credit for intervening during the school shooting in Marysville, Washington, on Friday.

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The 'why bother?' election - CNN.com

But many if not most Americans see the midterm election two weeks from Tuesday as likely to change little or nothing of consequence.

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Source: Elevator breach was 'final straw' for Pierson - CNN.com

There had been "growing concern" about former U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's leadership in the two weeks since a man with a knife managed to jump the White House fence and get into the East Room, a source tells CNN.

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Hong Kong protesters prepare for police crackdown - CNN.com

Hong Kong streets are packed with thousands of demonstrators bracing for the possibility of a police crackdown.

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Australian police move against pending terror attack

Australian police on Thursday disrupted what they described as a pending attack "on a member of the public," part of a sweeping counterterrorism operation

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Obama ISIS strategy: Airstrikes will include Syria - CNN.com

President Obama: U.S. airstrikes have been hitting ISIS targets in Iraq. Those strikes will be expanded to Syria.

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Biden: U.S. will follow ISIS to the gates of hell - CNN.com

Talking about ISIS militants, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday "we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice."

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Lawyer: Audio shows pause in fire in Ferguson - CNN.com

The FBI has questioned a man who says he recorded audio of gunfire at the time Brown was shot by Ferguson police on August 9, the man's attorney told CNN.

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James Brady's death ruled a homicide, police say

Former White House press secretary James Brady's death this week was directly related to wounds he sustained in the 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, and authorities are now investigating it as a homicide, police told CNN on Friday.

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Oren: Hamas media strategy relies on deaths of civilians

Michael Oren says Hamas mounts a sophisticated media and military campaign that puts its own people at risk

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    Theme park employees caught in sex stings, child porn arrests

    CNN finds dozens of theme park employees -- 35 from Disney, 5 from Universal Studios and 2 from SeaWorld -- arrested since 2006 on sex-related charges.

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    Potato salad pitch has plenty of appeal for Kickstarters

    On his Kickstarter page, Zach Brown sought $10 to make potato salad. He raised over $5,000.

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    Hurricane Arthur grows to Category 2 storm as it menaces N.C. coast

    As Hurricane Arthur muscled up Thursday evening, heavy rain began to fall along the coast of North Carolina.

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    Obama: Boehner's lawsuit is 'a stunt'

    (CNN) - President Barack Obama called House Speaker John Boehner's plans to file a lawsuit over the President's use of executive action

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    Are these the world's best drummers?

    (CNN) -- Wander the historic streets of the Bahian capital of Salvador, and you're never far from one of the region's most moving traditions: its powerful rhythms.

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    Nigerian military official claims he knows whereabouts of kidnapped girls

    A top Nigerian military official says he knows the whereabouts of the more than 200 girls kidnapped last month in the northern part of the country.

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    9/11 Memorial Museum's gift shop sparks outrage with some families"

    A gift shop set to open to the public on Wednesday at the 9/11 Memorial Museum has sparked controversy among some victims' families.

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    16 famous artist hangouts you can still go to!

    Since the days of Hemingway and Faulkner, bars and cafes where writers, painters and performance artists go to procrastinate have often caught the public's imagination.

    The romance of the artist's hangout is irresistible.

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    Computer woes halt departures at LAX; other airports affected

    Computer issues at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) prompted a ground stop Wednesday afternoon.

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      Spinal cord work is unexpected shocker: 'This is a breakthrough'

      Electrical stimulation directly to the spinal cord could offer paralyzed people hope, researcher at the University of Louisville finds in her study.

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        Suspected Fort Hood shooter dead; situation ongoing

        A suspected shooter at Fort Hood, Texas, is dead, but the situation is still considered an active scene, multiple U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday.

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          Angels' Don Baylor breaks leg in ceremonial first pitch mishap

          The Angels ’ 2014 season — and Don Baylor’s tenure as the team’s hitting coach — got off to a rocky and bizarre start Monday night when Baylor injured his right ankle while catching the ceremonial first pitch from Vladimir Gu

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            Major changes coming to 2016 SAT test: Here's what, how and why

            The SAT test will see some major changes in 2016, The College Board announced.

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              5 telltale signs you received a fake Target email

              Target is sending out millions of emails to customers who had their personal information stolen in the recent security breach, and scammers are coming out of the woodwork.

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                Sources: Word of alleged rude GOP comment came from WH deputy chief of staff

                Washington (CNN) -- The rude comment that might or might not have happened just isn’t going away, with sources telling CNN that word of the remarks came from White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors.

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                  House GOP changed rules before shutdown to prevent Senate bill from easily returning to House floor

                  Two weeks ago, as Congress prepared for a government shutdown fight, House Republicans changed parliamentary rules so as to prevent any member of the House from being able to bring up for a vote the Senate version of a government funding bill.

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                    U.S. forces strike in Libya, Somalia, capture al Qaeda operative "

                    U.S. military forces were involved in two separate operations targeting suspected terrorists in Africa, U.S. officials say.

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                      Daniel Chong, forgotten in DEA cell for 15 DAYS, settles suit for $4.1 million

                      A University of California San Diego student left unmonitored in a holding cell for five days by the Drug Enforcement Administration has settled a lawsuit for $4.1 million, his attorney said Tuesday.

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                        FEMA may not have enough for flood damages

                        Superstorm Sandy may push the already indebted federal flood insurance program to the limits of what it can borrow. FEMA has access to roughly $3.8 billion to pay flood claims before Congress must step in.

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                          Struggle of ideas amid China's leadership change - CNN.com

                          China will have a major leadership change soon when the current leaders, President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao, bow out. In the post-Mao era, Chinese leadership change and power transition have become institutionalized and more predictable. That's until the somewhat unexpected Bo Xilai affair.