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A woman takes a selfie as President Barack Obama's helicopter lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House on June 26, 2014.

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A woman takes a selfie as President Barack Obama's helicopter lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House on June 26, 2014.

Obama’s Approval Slump: Elders and Women Driving it Down

It’s not only the support that President Barack Obama is losing that should concern his party heading into the midterm congressional elections. It’s whose support he’s losing. Below the surface of the latest measure of the president’s job approval today,...

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Geraldine Chaplin and Omar Sharif during the filming of 'Doctor Zhivago' directed by David Lean in Canillejas, 1965, in Madrid.

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Geraldine Chaplin and Omar Sharif during the filming of 'Doctor Zhivago' directed by David Lean in Canillejas, 1965, in Madrid.

How CIA Got Doctor Zhivago into Russia

Doctor Zhivago is regarded as one of the world’s great works of literature (it also made a fantastic film). But its author, Borris Pasternak, never thought his epic novel would be published in his home country because it would be...

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Fans meet Hillary Rodham Clinton on June 19, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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Fans meet Hillary Rodham Clinton on June 19, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Hillary Clinton: More ‘Downton Abbey’ than America?

Updated 6/23 at 8:50 am EDT ”Through dint of hard work,” Hillary Clinton says, she and husband Bill Clinton have made a lot of money — yet pay taxes the way ordinary Americans do: On their actual earnings. The ability...

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Residents photograph the burning ruins of their home that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California.

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Residents photograph the burning ruins of their home that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California.

Greenhouse Gas Limit Supported: ABC/Post Poll

The White House probably can count on some public support for the regulations on power plant emissions it rolled out today — even if it costs consumers something in the process. That’s the word from an ABC News/Washington poll released...

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President Barack Obama stands next to Lt. General Robert Caslen before giving the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014.

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President Barack Obama stands next to Lt. General Robert Caslen before giving the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014.

Obama: On Hitting Home Runs

  President Barack Obama has taken some heat lately for talking about hitting “singles” and “doubles” in the game of foreign policy. In addressing the array of challenges the U.S. faces on foreign fronts, Obama has spoken of the incremental...

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Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., at the 11th CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo on Feb. 24, 2014.

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Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., at the 11th CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo on Feb. 24, 2014.

Harry Reid’s ‘One-Party State’

Sometimes stories simply clash. The collision of these two reverberates: – Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader from Nevada, says of the campaign contributions of the billionaire casino magnate and Republican mega-donor in Las Vegas in an interview with...

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