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3rd Republican presidential debate is set for Nov. 8 in Miami, with the strictest qualifications yet

The third Republican presidential debate will be held in Miami on Nov. 8, and candidates will be facing the most stringent requirements yet to take part Learn More


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Gold bars, cash-stuffed envelopes: New indictment of Sen. Menendez alleges vast corruption

Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey has been indicted, accused of using his foreign affairs influence to help Egypt in return for bribes from the authoritarian regime More »


White House preparing for government shutdown as House Republicans lack a viable endgame for funding

The White House has direct federal agencies to get ready for a shutdown after House Republicans left town for the weekend with no viable plan to keep the government funded More »


Gun violence is the ultimate 'superstorm,' President Biden says as he announces new federal effort

President Joe Biden says he is determined to stop gun violence in the U.S. as he formally launches the first-ever federal office to be dedicated to uncovering solutions and supporting communities ravaged by shootings More »


Judge overseeing case to remove Trump from ballot agrees to order banning threats and intimidation

The Colorado judge overseeing the lawsuit attempting to bar former President Donald Trump from The White House using a rare constitutional clause has issued an order prohibiting threats and intimidation regarding the case More »


A 9/11 defendant is ruled unfit for trial after a medical panel finds torture left him psychotic

A military judge at Guantanamo Bay has ruled one of the 9/11 defendants too mentally ill to stand trial More »


Capitol rioter who attacked AP photographer and police officers is sentenced to 5 years in prison

A Maryland man who attacked an Associated Press photographer and threw a flagpole and smoke grenade at police officers guarding the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has been sentenced to five years in prison More »


United States and China launch economic and financial working groups with aim of easing tensions

The U.S. Treasury Department and China’s Ministry of Finance have launched a pair of economic working groups in an effort to ease tensions and deepen ties between the nations More »


Both parties rally supporters as voting begins in Virginia's closely watched legislative elections

Early voting has begun in Virginia’s costly, high-stakes and closely watched legislative elections after a week in which elected officials and candidates rallied their supporters across the state More »


Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to concealing $225K loan from former Albanian official

A former high-ranking FBI counterintelligence official has pleaded guilty to concealing at least $225,000 in cash that he allegedly received from a former Albanian intelligence official while working for the agency More »


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