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Maya Moore next to President Barack Obama during a ceremony honoring the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx on June 12, 2014 at the White House.

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Maya Moore next to President Barack Obama during a ceremony honoring the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx on June 12, 2014 at the White House.

Obama, 6’1” — Looks up to Lynx

For the second time this week, President Barack Obama surrounded himself with women who make him look short. Well, he does that every day with wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha, who turned 13 this week. As part of...

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A student with chocolate milk during lunch hour.

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A student with chocolate milk during lunch hour.

Chocolate Milk Ban in Doubt: Connecticut’s Malloy Unhappy

Connecticut’s Dannel Malloy may have just made himself the most popular politician in America among those too young to vote. How? By sticking up for a cherished, if not altogether healthy, schoolhouse lunchroom tradition: Chocolate milk. After the state Legislature...

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Scoochie Smith #11 of the Dayton Flyers battles for a loose ball against Kasey Hill #0 and Dorian Finney-Smith #10 of the Florida Gators during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the FedExForum on March 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Scoochie Smith #11 of the Dayton Flyers battles for a loose ball against Kasey Hill #0 and Dorian Finney-Smith #10 of the Florida Gators during the south regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the FedExForum on March 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Final Four Primary: Bush, Paul, Walker — and WWE’s McMahon?

Is it mere coincidence that much of the Final Four play is coming down to teams from states with potential Republican candidates for president in 2016? There’s Florida’s Jeb Bush: Final four! Way to go, Florida and @UFCoachBillyD! #MarchMadness —...

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William D. Smart, Jr., pastor of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, right, protests with fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union inside of a Subway restaurant in Los Angeles on Aug. 29, 2013.

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William D. Smart, Jr., pastor of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, right, protests with fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union inside of a Subway restaurant in Los Angeles on Aug. 29, 2013.

Obama: America Ready for a Raise

“It’s time to give America a raise,” the president said today. President Barack Obama is talking about the minimum wage, the one long set at $7.25 an hour. He wants to raise it in steps to $10.10. He has issued...

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Troops under Russian command orders to turn back before firing weapons into the air at an approaching group of over 100 unarmed Ukrainian troops at the Belbek airbase on March 4, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine.

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Troops under Russian command orders to turn back before firing weapons into the air at an approaching group of over 100 unarmed Ukrainian troops at the Belbek airbase on March 4, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine.

Obama ‘Doesn’t Understand’ Putin, McCain Tells Senate

Ukraine — and Vladimir Putin’s strategy there — opens yet another rift in Washington. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who traveled to Ukraine with Sen. John McCain of Arizona and met with former President Viktor Yanukovych before that government’s fatal...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence, honoring the 26 students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in the Map Rom of the White House in Washington, DC on December 14, 2013.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence, honoring the 26 students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in the Map Rom of the White House in Washington, DC on December 14, 2013.

Obama, Newtown’s Sense of Resolve: ‘We Must Change’

Updated at 11:15 am EST One year ago today, 20 first-grade schoolchildren and six of their educators died in a wanton attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. One year later, the nation has done nothing about it....

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A Liberator pistol next to the 3D printer on which its components were made.

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A Liberator pistol next to the 3D printer on which its components were made.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 10

That’s how many years the extension on the federal ban against weapons that can evade metal detectors will last. In a capital where leaders have been unable to agree on any significant gun controls in the year since the shooting...

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Pictures of Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims are displayed as Senate Judiciary Committee chairperson Dianne Feinstein speaks during a hearing on 'The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013' at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2013.

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Pictures of Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims are displayed as Senate Judiciary Committee chairperson Dianne Feinstein speaks during a hearing on 'The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013' at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2013.

Connecticut Advances in Gun Laws, Rankings Show Year After Newtown

Connecticut, where an elementary school shooting left 20 children and six educators dead almost a year ago, now has the nation’s second strongest gun laws, according to a scorecard comparing state gun laws that will be released later today by...

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Volunteers place grave markers on the National Mall as over 3,300 crosses, stars of David, and other religious symbols are placed to remember those affected by gun violence, on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Volunteers place grave markers on the National Mall as over 3,300 crosses, stars of David, and other religious symbols are placed to remember those affected by gun violence, on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Americans Split Over New Gun Laws, Poll Shows

A year after 20 children and six adults were gunned down at a Connecticut elementary school, Americans are roughly divided over stricter gun control laws, according to a poll out today. The CNN/ORC International Survey showed 50 percent of respondents...

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