WASHINGTON - Republicans in Washington faced a sudden leadership vacuum when the front-runner to take control of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, dropped out of the race.
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WASHINGTON - Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence lapses over Moscow’s intervention in Syria, concerned that American spy agencies were slow to grasp the scope and intention of Russia’s dramatic military offensive. Full Article | Slideshow: The view from the ground