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A faring, part of the Antares rocket, is rotated with the help of an Orbital Sciences Corp. employee inside the Orbital horizontal integration facility (HIF) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Space Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

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A faring, part of the Antares rocket, is rotated with the help of an Orbital Sciences Corp. employee inside the Orbital horizontal integration facility (HIF) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Space Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

Shelby: Protecting Taxpayer, Not Boeing

Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama says he’s trying to help U.S. taxpayers, not Boeing Co., by requiring companies competing to send astronauts to the International Space Station to file detailed financial and accounting reports justifying their costs. “NASA and its contractors have a...

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U.S. President Barack Obama exits Marine One on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama exits Marine One on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Choice: ‘Right Thing… When the Public Isn’t With You’

Updated at 2 pm and 5 pm EDT Mid-afternoon at the White House, President Barack Obama sat down with the leaders of both parties of the House and Senate. This sort of parley seldom takes place in the Obama White...

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A mock oil pipeline is carried during a Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline demonstration near the White House in this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo.

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A mock oil pipeline is carried during a Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline demonstration near the White House in this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo.

Kochs Go Beyond Obamacare

Since October, the billionaire-backed non-profit Americans for Prosperity has hewed to one simple message: Obamacare is bad. They’ve been by far the most vocal group in the country on this point, running 24,000 TV  ads in 14 states — criticizing...

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President Barack Obama and others attend the event to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month at the White House in this June 15, 2012 file photo.

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President Barack Obama and others attend the event to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month at the White House in this June 15, 2012 file photo.

Obama: LGBT Rights, Fundraising

Today, the White House announced that President Barack Obama plans to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and trans-gendered employees. Tomorrow, in New York, the president plans to appear at the Democratic National Committee’s LGBT...

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks to reporters as he arrives at a closed door briefing on June 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks to reporters as he arrives at a closed door briefing on June 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Graham: Without Immigration, Republican Survival ‘Bleak’

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he won a Republican primary last week in South Carolina with well-coordinated paid media and get-out-the-vote operations that defined him as “a conservative leader who gets things done.” “We had a lot of money, but we...

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Chris McDaniel, Republican candidate for Mississippi Senate, speaks with an employee of Truhitt Service Center in Union, Miss., on May 29, 2014.

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Chris McDaniel, Republican candidate for Mississippi Senate, speaks with an employee of Truhitt Service Center in Union, Miss., on May 29, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 318,902

There were 318,902 votes cast in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate Republican primary earlier this month, according to an official count of votes. State Sen. Chris McDaniel won 157,733 votes, or 49.46 percent, in the first-round June 3 election compared with 156,315...

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Copies of Hillary Clinton's new book, 'Hard Choices' at a Dulles International Airport bookstore on June 10, 2014 in Sterling, Virginia.

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Copies of Hillary Clinton's new book, 'Hard Choices' at a Dulles International Airport bookstore on June 10, 2014 in Sterling, Virginia.

Clinton’s Hometown History Lesson: Lincoln Was What?

Republicans are mocking Hillary Clinton for a slip-up in history she made today about one of the most famous figures from her home state of Illinois, the Land of Lincoln. Speaking in her hometown of Chicago, Clinton was discussing the...

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