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The crowd outside the Capitol during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013

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The crowd outside the Capitol during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 317,297,938

That’s the Census Bureau’s projection of the U.S. population as of New Year’s Day 2014. “This represents an increase of 2,218,622, or 0.7 percent, from New Year’s Day 2013,” the Census Bureau said in a release yesterday. “In January 2014,...

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Construction of townhouses in Florida in 2010

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Construction of townhouses in Florida in 2010

Florida To Top New York As Third-Most Populous State

Updated at 2:35 pm EST Florida is about to overtake New York as the nation’s third-most populous state, underscoring a decades-long shift in population and political clout from the Northeast to the Sun Belt. New York’s population on July 1 was...

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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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Attendees listen to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as he joined Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain, to discuss the best ways to prevent human trafficking at major events like the Super Bowl at a forum in Phoenix on Nov. 22, 2013.

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Attendees listen to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as he joined Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain, to discuss the best ways to prevent human trafficking at major events like the Super Bowl at a forum in Phoenix on Nov. 22, 2013.

Christie Not for Astorino Yet — Waiting to See Who Party Nominates

Chris Christie supporting  Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in New York’s governor’s race? Not so fast, says the head of the Republican Governors Association. “We’ve been pretty clear about not getting involved in primaries, and it’s not clear yet whether...

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie haven't announced their plans for 2016 yet. Photos by Mel Evans / Associated Press

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie haven't announced their plans for 2016 yet. Photos by Mel Evans / Associated Press

Clinton Over Christie, Problems of His Own Within Party

How is it going for two people who aren’t running for president yet? At least officially. Hillary Clinton: 44 percent. Chris Christie: 34 percent. The NBC News poll out today offers that initial advantage to the retired secretary of state,...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives to speak at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives to speak at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013.

Christie as America’s Governor: ‘Here I Am Baby… I’m Yours’

If we pay attention to music, as is often a good idea, we cannot help but noting that Republican Chris Christie already has downloaded President Barack Obama’s victory song: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” by the king of Motown, Stevie Wonder. These...

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Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York.

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Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York.

Christie’s Future as Leader: Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani, once dubbed “America’s Mayor” for his handling of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has added his voice to those calling Gov. Chris Christie a possible standard-bearer for the Republican Party. Christie, 51, called in the former New York City...

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President Barack Obama hugs a woman while greeting customers during a stop at Juniors Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, on October 25, 2013.

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President Barack Obama hugs a woman while greeting customers during a stop at Juniors Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, on October 25, 2013.

Obama: ‘That Sense of Wonder’

Message from the White House today: “Never lose that sense of wonder.” The irrepressible “West Wing Week,” that video replay of the White House week’s highlights, ranges from the president’s swearing-in of a new FBI director to his pitch for...

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New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (D) speaks with the media after a debate with Joe Lhota on October 30, 2013 in New York City.

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New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (D) speaks with the media after a debate with Joe Lhota on October 30, 2013 in New York City.

De Blasio: Mayor for Halloween

Huddled under the subway tracks along Fordham Road in the Bronx, New York Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio found another reason to take a jab at his opponent, who trails about 40 points behind him in the polls. “Because...

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