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Republicans in chaos as favorite quits House leadership race 5:51pm EDT

WASHINGTON - Republicans in Washington faced a sudden leadership vacuum on Thursday when the front-runner to take control of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, dropped out of the race in a surprise that raised concerns about the party's ability to govern effectively. | Video

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Clinton envisions 'risk fee' on big financial institutions

WASHINGTON - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's plan to rein in Wall Street "abuses" will include a "risk fee" levied on the largest financial institutions, her campaign said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Congress probing U.S. spy agencies' possible lapses on Russia

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 there, U.S. congressional sources and other officials told Reuters. | Video


SpaceX raps ULA bid to get U.S. waiver for Russian engines

WASHINGTON - Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has slammed a bid by United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, to get a waiver from a U.S. ban on Russian rocket engines for military use.

Science, Russia 5:44pm EDT

Hackers in China, South Korea, Germany targeted Clinton's server: AP

WASHINGTON - Computer hackers in China, South Korea and Germany tried to attack Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email server after she left the U.S. State Department in February 2013, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.