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A girl with a water container among debris of destroyed houses in Tacloban, Leyte province on Dec. 7, 2013.

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A girl with a water container among debris of destroyed houses in Tacloban, Leyte province on Dec. 7, 2013.

Typhoon Tax Break: Still Time for Aid

Taxpayers who haven’t filed their 2013 income tax returns yet have a rare chance this year to get a last-minute deduction. Normally, Americans can claim deductions for charitable contributions made through Dec. 31, a deadline that typically spurs a flurry...

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Pope Francis tries to catch a white rose thrown by a pilgrim as he arrives for his general audience at St Peter's square on March 26, 2014 at the Vatican.

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Pope Francis tries to catch a white rose thrown by a pilgrim as he arrives for his general audience at St Peter's square on March 26, 2014 at the Vatican.

Obama 42, Francis 76: Gallup Poll

This is hardly a level playing field: As President Barack Obama prepares to call on Pope Francis at the Vatican tomorrow morning, the pontiff’s approval ratings are soaring back in the U.S. of A. Three-quarters of all Americans surveyed hold...

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) takes the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) takes the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Democratic Women’s Group Forms Georgia and North Carolina Super-PACs

Emily’s List, a Washington group that advises and funds the campaigns of Democratic women who support abortion rights, has set up super-political action committees to independently aid candidates in North Carolina and Georgia. And there are Democratic women who support...

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Amman on March 26, 2014.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Amman on March 26, 2014.

Kerry’s Vatican Shuttle Flies Before Sunrise

Updated at 6:50 am EDT, March 27 Secretary of State John Kerry flew from Rome to Amman, Jordan, for dinner and talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The last-minute schedule shift headed off a potential breakdown in Israeli-Palestinian peace...

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Wendy Gonzalez sits with, Maria Mena, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she purchases insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

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Wendy Gonzalez sits with, Maria Mena, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she purchases insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

Obamacare’s ‘Last Call’ Not Final After All

Last call, it turns out, isn’t last call after all. After weeks of playing to a March 31 deadline as the last chance for having health insurance or paying a tax penalty, the Obama administration says an extension is possible...

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President Barack Obama holds a press conference at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague on March 25, 2014 at the end of the Nuclear Security Summit.

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President Barack Obama holds a press conference at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague on March 25, 2014 at the end of the Nuclear Security Summit.

American Press Stands Between Japanese and South Korean Corps

The U.S., it sometimes seems, is the ultimate intermediary. Even the American press is pressed into service sometimes. For reporters waiting to enter a meeting between South Korea and Japan brokered by President Barack Obama, tensions between the two Asian...

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US President Barack Obama with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte as they pose for a family picture with other world leaders, ministers and heads of international organizations on the second day of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on March 25, 2014.

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US President Barack Obama with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte as they pose for a family picture with other world leaders, ministers and heads of international organizations on the second day of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on March 25, 2014.

Obama: Winning Back World’s Trust

Almost a year after Edward Snowden first disclosed widespread U.S. surveillance of global telephone and Internet communication, the civil liberties concerns the revelations raised in Europe still dog President Barack Obama here. The international leaders Obama met with during a...

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Bruce Springsteen performs on March 1, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Bruce Springsteen performs on March 1, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Democrats for Springsteen, Republicans Christie — Nugent? Fuggedaboutit

Who’s the bigger New Jersey guy: Gov. Chris Christie or his idol, rocker Bruce Springsteen? Springsteen, silly, by 19 percentage points, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll. Hang on, though, for something beyond the usual survey fare. Ted...

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman David Koch speaks in Orlando, Fla. on Aug. 30, 2013

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman David Koch speaks in Orlando, Fla. on Aug. 30, 2013

Koch Brothers Anonymous to Most

Most Americans say they never have heard of the fifth and sixth richest men in the world, brothers David and Charles Koch, worth a combined $100 billion. Yet their political operation has aired more TV ads early in the 2014...

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