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Samuel L. Jackson attends the Museum Of The Moving Image 28th Annual Salute Honoring Kevin Spacey on April 9, 2014 in New York City.

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Samuel L. Jackson attends the Museum Of The Moving Image 28th Annual Salute Honoring Kevin Spacey on April 9, 2014 in New York City.

Denzel, Dukakis, Daschle: Nunn’s Camp

Actors Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson and General Electric Co. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt are among the donors to Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn’s U.S. Senate campaign this year. They helped Nunn, who formerly led the volunteer-service organization Points...

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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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A hairdresser blow-dries a wig on a mannequin.

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A hairdresser blow-dries a wig on a mannequin.

White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Brazilian Blowouts Here

As if the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner hadn’t already given rise to a cultural and commercial circus reaching well beyond the ballroom of the Washington Hilton, the marketers at Google have staked out a place of distinction at...

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President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leave a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo on April 23, 2014.

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President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leave a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo on April 23, 2014.

Obama: ‘Some Good Sushi’

Great moments in diplomacy: President Barack Obama to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on their way into one of the world’s best restaurants, in Tokyo: “Hi, how are you?” Great moments in dining: Abe played host to Obama at a...

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Curt Clawson shows off his 3-point shot style after addressing the crowd at his election party in Bonita Springs, Fla., after officially winning the special election in the Congressional District 19 Republican primary on April 22, 2014.

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Curt Clawson shows off his 3-point shot style after addressing the crowd at his election party in Bonita Springs, Fla., after officially winning the special election in the Congressional District 19 Republican primary on April 22, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $3.4 Million

Florida businessman Curt Clawson provided at least $3.4 million of his own money to win the key Republican nomination yesterday for a vacant U.S. House seat. Clawson’s victory in a four-candidate contest makes him a heavy favorite to win the...

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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Begich Ad: Drill, Baby, Drill

Sen. Mark Begich, an Alaska Democrat seeking re-election, appears in a campaign ad to tout his efforts to secure oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean over bureaucratic resistance from agencies and people including “national Democrats and the White House.” “For...

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