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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors on April 21, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors on April 21, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

NBA’s Sterling Suspension: ‘Sounds Pretty Good’

If Don Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was looking for any sympathy on Capitol Hill following reports of Sterling’s recorded racist remarks,  he won’t find it among the leadership. The National Basketball Association has suspended Sterling for life...

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy during a keynote panel on reducing greenhouse gases on pril 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy during a keynote panel on reducing greenhouse gases on pril 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

EPA’s McCarthy: Science Real

Updated April 29 at 12:50 pm EDT Since she was first nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy has worked hard to assuage Republican and industry critics of the agency’s scientific process, including promising data from decades-old studies...

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Jeb Bush, Catholic, Faith-Guided

When Jeb Bush converted to Catholicism nearly two decades ago — adopting the faith of his Mexican-born wife, Columba — he explained what primarily attracted him: The “sacraments of the Catholic Church, the timeless nature of the message of the...

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy attends Carla Bruni's concert at Town Hall in New York, April 24, 2014.

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy attends Carla Bruni's concert at Town Hall in New York, April 24, 2014.

Sarkozy: ‘Carla’s Husband,’ Town Hall Draw

  He was just trying to be a normal guy showing up to support his wife, but for former presidents nothing is ever normal. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy slid into his chair in New York’s Town Hall theater for...

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President Barack Obama bows to Honda's humanoid robot ASIMO during the Miraikan Science Expo in Tokyo on April 24, 2014.

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President Barack Obama bows to Honda's humanoid robot ASIMO during the Miraikan Science Expo in Tokyo on April 24, 2014.

Obama: Robot ‘Little Scary’ — With a Bow Heard Round the Web

President Barack Obama’s critics jumped on him for what they viewed as too deferential a bow to the emperor when he visited Japan as a new president in 2009. This time around, what would they say about his adoration of...

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A homeless at Penn Station in New York City.

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A homeless at Penn Station in New York City.

‘Capital in the 21st Century:’ Too Big to Tweet

In that extended conversation about “The Great Gatsby Curve,” the fact that income distribution in modern-day America roughly equals the way money was held in 1928, Thomas Piketty hasn’t yet become the household tweet that political leaders favor lately. President...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, speaks while Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, with daughter Chelsea Clinton during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, speaks while Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, with daughter Chelsea Clinton during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

Chelsea Clinton Putting a Grandmother in Play in 2016?

Updated April 18 at 10:20 am EDT Chelsea Clinton, the only child of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, announced that she is pregnant. Marc and I are so thrilled to be expecting our first child...

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Frank: High-Frequency Trading Deserves Congressional Hearings

Flash: Former House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank says Congress should hold hearings into high-frequency trading to see if the “transformative” technology has out-stripped the federal government’s regulations intended to police it. “I think there should be serious inquiries,” the...

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A same-sex couple get married at the Oakland County Courthouse on March 22, 2014 in Pontiac, Michigan.

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A same-sex couple get married at the Oakland County Courthouse on March 22, 2014 in Pontiac, Michigan.

Simpson’s Simple Republican Message: ‘If You Love Someone… Marry Them’

Alan Simpson has an idea of what it means to be a Republican: Getting government out of the lives of Americans. And that, according to the retired senator from Wyoming, includes the question of same-sex marriage. The characteristically candid and...

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