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Bishop Clarence McClendon file photo, July 14, 2014

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Black religious leaders: No Trump endorsement

Several black pastors invited to meet with Donald Trump on Monday deny reports they had plans to endorse the Republican presidential candidate at the event.

Donald Trump in Columbus, Ohio

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Trump goes diplomatic in ejecting protester

Donald Trump showed a more diplomatic side Saturday as a protester was ejected from a spirited rally he held in Florida, where he otherwise minced no words in going after his opponents.

Chris Christie in Iowa July 2015

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New Hampshire Union Leader endorses Christie

Chris Christie's struggling presidential campaign got a much-needed boost Saturday night when the influential New Hampshire Union Leader endorsed the New Jersey governor.

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NSA ends bulk phone data collection

The U.S. intelligence community on Sunday will cease its bulk collection of telephone metadata.

Donald Trump November 19 2015

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Donald Trump campaign stop features actual elephant

While the Donald Trump campaign has been called a circus in the past, this Saturday might have been the only time an actual elephant was on the scene.

Ben Carson addresses Republican voters Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

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Ben Carson in Jordan: 'Great human tragedy'

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson explained his surprise trip to visit Syrian refugees in Jordan because he said he wanted "to come to see with my own eyes this great human tragedy."

President Obama 11.28.15 Small Business Saturday

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The Obamas reveal holiday reading list

As has become a post-holiday tradition, the Obama family visited a local bookstore in Washington to celebrate Small Business Saturday, an American shopping holiday held the day after Black Friday to…

Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shootings


Shootings draw some calls for gun control

The killings outside a Planned Parenthood in Colorado drew a smattering of calls for gun control from prominent Democrats.

President Barack Obama

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Obama on Colorado: 'Enough is enough'

Responding to another high-profile episode of gun violence, President Barack Obama told the American people on Saturday that "we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on…

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Political Prediction Market: Cruz closes on Trump

Donald Trump is still the GOP front-runner in opinion polls, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has seen a surge on CNN's Political Prediction Market, and is now seen by players as more likely than the…


Paris prepares for climate change meeting

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