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Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili

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Ukraine makes Georgia ex-president governor

Ukraine's leader has given former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili Ukrainian citizenship and appointed him governor of the country's southwestern Odessa province, in a move that may needle…

Martin O'Malley announces candidacy for president

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O'Malley launches presidential bid

Martin O'Malley launched his presidential campaign Saturday with an appeal to the party's progressive base that he hopes will upend the conventional wisdom that Hillary Clinton is destined to clinch…

Fisherman killed trying to land swordfish

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Swordfish kills fisherman in Hawaii

A boat captain is dead after being speared by a swordfish in Hawaii. Randy Llanes, 47, was killed Friday while trying to catch the swordfish with a spear gun, according to the Hawaii Police…

Stars celebrate anniversary

Celebrities celebrate pair's 70th anniversary

When you've been married for nearly 70 years, you deserve plenty of accolades. We're talking big accolades, from big names.

California couple Mary and Richard Arambula, who mark seven decades together…

Maryland Gov Martin O'Malley


A divided Baltimore watches Martin O'Malley

Just days before announcing his campaign for president, Martin O'Malley placed a telephone call to Parris Glendening, the former Maryland governor. Their conversation turned at one point to the…

The sun, solar power

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Sun-powered plane to begin Pacific flight

Five days, five nights, one pilot -- and no fuel; Solar Impulse, the plane aiming to fly around the world powered only by the sun, looks set to take off later on the toughest leg of its…

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Egypt releases U.S. citizen held for activism

A U.S. citizen sentenced to life in an Egyptian prison for his role in demonstrations in support of ousted former President Mohamed Morsy has been released to go back to the United States, the U.S.…

Soldiers memorial, Ft. Hood, Patriot Act

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What happens if parts of the Patriot Act lapse?

At 12:01 a.m. on Monday, the U.S. government may find itself with fewer tools to investigate terrorism.

That's because a tense political standoff over expiring provisions of the Patriot Act will come…

Boko Haram rocket launcher

Boko Haram kills at least 13 in attack

Nigeria may have a new president, but one thing hasn't changed: the violent threat posed by Boko Haram.

The Islamist extremist group early Saturday launched a rocket-propelled grenade attack on…

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Who's running and who could run in 2016?

Martin O'Malley announces candidacy for president

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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced his candidacy for president on May 30, 2015. Check out other formally announced or potential 2016 candidates.

US cities where residents feel safest

Safest Cities - Honolulu

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Gallup-Healthways has ranked the U.S. cities that feel the safest to residents.  How a city ranked on the list was based on how it measured in perceived safety, financial security and sense of…

12 biggest auto recalls



Over 2 million more vehicles were added to official lists of models being recalled because of potentially dangerous airbags made by Japanese manufacturer Takata. The recall now totals about 36…

Looking back: U.S.-Cuba relations

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The United States officially removed Cuba from its list of countries that sponsor terrorism on Friday . Get up to speed on the last five decades of American foreign policy toward Cuba.

States without the death penalty

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Nebraska lawmakers overrode a veto and banned the death penalty in May 2015. Check out the other states that have done away with capital punishment.


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