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Carson tells TV station he'll seek Republican presidential nomination 7:46pm EDT

WASHINGTON - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson told a Florida television station on Sunday that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

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New York Senate leader, son face arrest on corruption charges: N.Y. Times

NEW YORK - New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, a Republican, and his son are expected to be arrested next week on federal corruption charges, The New York Times reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources.

U.S., 01 May 2015

Republicans pass deep spending cuts, aim at Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed the first joint House-Senate budget plan in six years on Thursday, a measure that aids the party's goal of dismantling President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law this year.

30 Apr 2015

Republican amendment fight threatens Iran bill in Senate

WASHINGTON - A dispute among Republican senators over changes to an Iran nuclear review bill on Thursday threatened the measure's chances of being passed by the U.S. Congress, leaving Senate leaders scrambling for a way to advance the legislation.

U.S., 30 Apr 2015

Bid to end mass collection of phone data advances in Congress

WASHINGTON - A bill to end spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone data advanced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, setting up a potential showdown over the program, which expires on June 1.

Tech, 30 Apr 2015