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Mick Jagger, right and Ron Wood perform during a  Rolling Stones concert.

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Mick Jagger, right and Ron Wood perform during a Rolling Stones concert.

Never a ‘Real Rock ‘n Roll’ President: Washington Musical Memories

Despite being one of the “buzziest” cities for bands, Washington, D.C., has a somewhat complicated relationship with musicians, according to veteran music journalist and Vanity Fair editor Lisa Robinson. In her new memoir, “There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock...

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

Kerry, McCain: Battle of the Nominees

When two decorated Vietnam War veterans, both winners of their parties’ nominations for president — and both losers of the general election — square off over differences in foreign policy, a war of political nerve might ensue. It did at...

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U.S. President Barack Obama applauds Medal of Honor recipients for actions during the Vietnam War, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 18, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama applauds Medal of Honor recipients for actions during the Vietnam War, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 18, 2014.

Medals of Honor, Finally

Twenty-four U.S. Army veterans belatedly received the military’s top award for valor today, years after being denied the Medal of Honor because of bias. “No nation is perfect, but here in America we confront our imperfections and our sometimes-painful past,” President Barack Obama said...

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A U.S. Marine pulls down a picture of Saddam Hussein at a school on April 16, 2003 in Al-Kut, Iraq. A combination team of Marines, Army and Special Forces went to schools and other facilities in Al-Kut looking for weapons caches and unexploded bombs in preparation for removing and neutralizing them.

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A U.S. Marine pulls down a picture of Saddam Hussein at a school on April 16, 2003 in Al-Kut, Iraq. A combination team of Marines, Army and Special Forces went to schools and other facilities in Al-Kut looking for weapons caches and unexploded bombs in preparation for removing and neutralizing them.

Lessons of Iraq, Vietnam: Now Syria

Updated at 10 and 10:55 am EST The lessons of Vietnam, it appears, have fused with the lessons of Iraq. In some ways they are starkly different, and in some ways the same. And they are merging now, as the...

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President Barack Obama during a meeting with President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam in the Oval Office of the White House on July 25, 2013. Sang is only the second Vietnamese president invited to the White House since the normalization of ties between the former war foes, which have increasingly found common cause amid unease over China's rise.

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President Barack Obama during a meeting with President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam in the Oval Office of the White House on July 25, 2013. Sang is only the second Vietnamese president invited to the White House since the normalization of ties between the former war foes, which have increasingly found common cause amid unease over China's rise.

Obama: ‘Reporters Same Everywhere’

The press in the United States and Vietnam cannot have that much in common, when you think about it — save for the memories of an awful war among the eldest. Yet the press worldwide have something in common, President...

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the Long Island Association fall luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Oct. 18, 2012 in Woodbury, New York.

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the Long Island Association fall luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Oct. 18, 2012 in Woodbury, New York.

Cheney Headed for Hell: Congressman

Further proof that the rifts in Washington are not all partisan: A Republican congressman unhappy with some of the wars the U.S. has waged suggests that former Vice President Dick Cheney, one of the champions of the U.S. invasion of...

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Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Rand Paul vs. Kerry-Clinton Democrats

Sen. Rand Paul is laying down some fire lines. The Kentucky Republican and son of former Texas congressman Ron Paul, said to be considering a presidential campaign of his own,  has revealed a take-no-hostages approach to his questioning of departing...

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John Kerry, navy lieutenant who was wounded three times in Vietnam and who has won the silver star for heroism, speaks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) on Capitol Hill on April 22, 1971.

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John Kerry, navy lieutenant who was wounded three times in Vietnam and who has won the silver star for heroism, speaks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) on Capitol Hill on April 22, 1971.

John Kerry Reporting for State Duty

John Kerry has been in training for this for some time, his friends say. The senior senator from Massachusetts, appearing before the committee he chairs today for confirmation of his nomination as secretary of state, first appeared there as a...

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President Barack Obama with owner Virginia Romero, left, as he orders breakfast from her son Robert Romero, right, during an unannounced visit to Romero's Cafe & Catering in Pueblo, Colorado, on August 9, 2012.

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President Barack Obama with owner Virginia Romero, left, as he orders breakfast from her son Robert Romero, right, during an unannounced visit to Romero's Cafe & Catering in Pueblo, Colorado, on August 9, 2012.

Mr. President, Meet Mr. Chile

President Barack Obama, hoping to energize Hispanic voters in the swing state of Colorado, started his campaign morning in Pueblo today at Romero’s Cafe, which advertises itself as the “Home of Mr. Chile.” “I hear you guys got solid breakfast...

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