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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia and his wife Maureen attend the 2014 Folger Gala.

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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia and his wife Maureen attend the 2014 Folger Gala.

Scalia: ‘Pound of Flesh? Come On’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the court’s most conservative jurists, joined in celebration of the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare at last night’s Folger Gala. Before dinner in the Folger...

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California State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco.

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California State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco.

California Ethics School — For Lawmakers

California’s state Senate, which has suspended three of its 40 members for alleged infractions ranging from lying about residency to brokering an international arms deal, suspended its normal business today to talk about ethics. Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg, a...

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Iranian soldiers during the annual Army Day military parade on April 18, 2014 in Tehran.

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Iranian soldiers during the annual Army Day military parade on April 18, 2014 in Tehran.

Iran’s Minister of Twitter Mugged Online

On Twitter, a hashtag created to promote tourism in Iran has backfired as dissidents use it to highlight the country’s human rights shortcomings. A week ago, Ali Araghchi, a nephew of Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Aragchi, launched the hashtag...

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Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington field office on March 13, 2014.

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Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington field office on March 13, 2014.

FBI’s D.C. Field Office Run by First Woman, With Eye for Detail

When FBI agent Valerie Parlave recalls the carnage of the Washington Navy Yard, the image that first comes to mind is a bullet-pierced sweater. It was three days after the Sept. 16 shooting rampage that left 12 dead and four...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin greets U.S. President Barack Obama at the G20 summit on Sept. 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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In this handout image provided by Host Photo Agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin greets U.S. President Barack Obama at the G20 summit on Sept. 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Putin: Obama ‘A Decent Man’

Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Barack Obama don’t always see eye to soul, yet Putin says he’s pretty confident Obama would save him if he were drowning. The Russian leader held court on Russian TV today, talking about...

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Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin in St. Johnsbury Vermont.

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Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin in St. Johnsbury Vermont.

Holder: Attack Heroin as Health Problem, Not Simply Police Problem

Attorney General Eric Holder today urged local police and federal officials to rethink the nation’s approach to combating the surging use of heroin. “The heroin problem is worthy of all of our attention,” Holder said in a speech to dozens...

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A police car at the entrance of the Jewish Community Center after three were killed when a gunman opened fire on April 13, 2014 in Overland Park, Kansas.

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A police car at the entrance of the Jewish Community Center after three were killed when a gunman opened fire on April 13, 2014 in Overland Park, Kansas.

Holder Attending Kansas Memorial — As `Active Shooters’ on Rise

Attorney General Eric Holder will attend a memorial service tomorrow for three people slain Sunday at Jewish-affiliated facilities in Overland Park, Kansas, the Justice Department says. His visit comes a day after he urged Congress to pass $15 million in...

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The Fisker Karma's solar roof, made by Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., along with Asola of Germany during the Los Angeles Auto show on Nov. 29, 2012.

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The Fisker Karma's solar roof, made by Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., along with Asola of Germany during the Los Angeles Auto show on Nov. 29, 2012.

China Billionaire Profits While U.S. Taxpayers Lose With Fisker

To hear the U.S. Department of Energy tell it, extracting $25 million for a busted loan to failed electric carmaker Fisker Automotive was a coup that cut the government’s loss to a more manageable amount. Now, a sizable chunk of...

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