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New Zealand's National Party takes election

New Zealand's center-right National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key, won Saturday's general election with 48% of the vote, according to a complete preliminary count.

They were followed by the…

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Ron Paul blasts war with ISIS

Sen. Rand Paul said this week that he would vote in favor of going to war with ISIS, but his father, former Rep. Ron Paul, made it clear Friday night that he sharply opposes further U.S. involvement…

Opponents try to oust GOP senator without Dem. candidate

The Democratic candidate running for Senate in Kansas took his case to the state Supreme Court this week to get his name off the ballot. And he won.

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Biden lauds infamous senator

At a women's leadership event, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday briefly praised a senator notoriously known for resigning amid sexual harassment allegations.

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Democrats making hard sell to women

Democrats were making an election-year pitch to women on Friday, mindful of their past advantage among the voting bloc and hoping to convince enough women to cast ballots for their candidates in…

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Efforts underway to change GOP on gay marriage

Gay conservatives are undertaking the most coordinated effort yet to change the Republican Party's position on same-sex marriage. Their approach: one state and one Republican activist at a time.

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Man jumps White House fence, gets into building

A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told CNN.

Part of the…

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Congress dodges ISIS bill on its way out

The smell of exhaust from idling cars fills up the Capitol parking lot. Congressional aides have their engines revved -- ready to whisk their bosses to train stations and airports as soon as they…

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Chelsea Clinton baby watch: What we know

Here's what we do know about next week: Bill and Hillary Clinton will kick off the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on September 21.

Here's what we don't know: will they be…

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Obama sets new plan against college assaults

The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.

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