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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embraces International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Department of State in this Dec. 15, 2011file photo in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embraces International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Department of State in this Dec. 15, 2011file photo in Washington, DC.

Clinton, Lagarde High-Five Presidency

It was all about woman-power last night in Manhattan, where Hillary Clinton and Christine Lagarde had fun taking pokes at the U.S. Congress, the media and The New York Times’s Tom Friedman, their interviewer at the Women in the World...

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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz presents a jersey to President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington on April 1, 2014.

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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz presents a jersey to President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington on April 1, 2014.

Kerry: ‘Most Bipartisan Moment in Washington in Recent Memory’

Sure, Secretary of State John Kerry has been a frenetic traveler the past two weeks: Seeing Pope Francis at the Vatican,  sparring diplomatically with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris, patching up relations with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia,...

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Ambassador to Algeria Henry Ensher (2nd L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) walk alongside Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra (4th R), Algerian Ambassador to the U.S. Abdallah Baali (3rd R), and Director General for the Americas at the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahcene Boukhalfa (2nd R), as they review an Algerian Honour Guard upon their arrival in Algiers, Algeria, on April 2, 2014.

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Ambassador to Algeria Henry Ensher (2nd L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) walk alongside Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra (4th R), Algerian Ambassador to the U.S. Abdallah Baali (3rd R), and Director General for the Americas at the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahcene Boukhalfa (2nd R), as they review an Algerian Honour Guard upon their arrival in Algiers, Algeria, on April 2, 2014.

Kerry to Middle East: ‘Just Do It’

In Algeria, proud of its World Cup qualification, soccer is on the minds of a lot of young people. Which offered a visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a chance to make a metaphorical diplomatic pitch — at  a...

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) leave a Senate Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) leave a Senate Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Chambliss Leaving ‘Frustrating’ Senate says Boehner Here to Stay

Retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a member of Congress for 20 years and senator for the past 12, says today’s Senate isn’t what he had in mind. “There’s not an awful lot going on in the Senate” right now, the Georgia...

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Representative Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina, testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6, 2011.

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Representative Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina, testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6, 2011.

Pro-Israel Group Opposing Jones in North Carolina

A conservative pro-Israel group is airing television ads opposing North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones five weeks before a Republican primary. Jones is the “most liberal Republican in Congress” and “preaches American decline,” according to the ad from the Emergency Committee...

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Britain's Prince Harry and British socialite Cressida Bonas watch the match during the Six Nations International rugby Union match between England and Wales on March 9, 2014.

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Britain's Prince Harry and British socialite Cressida Bonas watch the match during the Six Nations International rugby Union match between England and Wales on March 9, 2014.

UK Pecking Order: American Ambassador Atop Top 5

Look who’s grabbed the top spots on The Tatler List,  a guide to the U.K’s at-the-moment social pecking order compiled by The Tatler, a glossy magazine that Condé Nast Publications presents as an arbiter of fashion, lifestyle trends, and high...

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Phil Robathan, left, and James Preston release doves following their wedding ceremony in Brighton, southern England, on March 29, 2014.

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Phil Robathan, left, and James Preston release doves following their wedding ceremony in Brighton, southern England, on March 29, 2014.

Roll Over, Victoria: UK Embassy Welcomes Gay Marriage

Parties at the British embassy “can be pretty stuffy,” allows its deputy head of mission, Patrick Davies. Not so Friday night, when Davies hosted the Human Rights Campaign and other gay advocates for a countdown to the U.K.’s first gay...

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Representative Michael "Mike" Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

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Representative Michael "Mike" Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

Rogers: Eyes on Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina Living Rooms

Mike Rogers said the three magic names: Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. It’s enough to gain any serious politician special notice. There’s another unspoken word here: Cumulus. That’s the company hiring the retiring Republican House intelligence chairman from Michigan...

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on May 8, 2013, to mark the upcoming Victory Day.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on May 8, 2013, to mark the upcoming Victory Day.

Putin’s Russia, His Father’s Russia

Secretary of State John Kerry meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris today. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives promises to finish work on a series of sanctions punishing Russia for its incursion in Crimea and $1 billion...

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