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U.S. Justice Scalia, conservative icon, dead at 79 4:16am EST

WASHINGTON Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. | Video

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From a river town in Slovenia to Trump Tower, and the White House?

SEVNICA, Slovenia If Melania Trump succeeds Michelle Obama as First Lady, she may trace her road to the White House back to 1987 and a chance encounter in the capital of her native Slovenia. | Video

Election 2016, 13 Feb 2016
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Congress passes tougher North Korea sanctions, sends bill to Obama

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber crimes, and sent the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law.

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Senate passes 'provocative' China bill, Cruz lifts nominee holds

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Friday backed a plan to name a plaza in front of the Chinese embassy for a pro-democracy dissident after what congressional sources called a tit-for-tat deal that led Senator Ted Cruz to stop blocking President Barack Obama's diplomatic nominations.

Election 2016, 12 Feb 2016
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Clinton, Sanders clash over Obama as they vie for minority votes

MILWAUKEE Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate on Thursday over their support for President Barack Obama, with Sanders accusing Clinton of "a low blow" after she compared him to Republicans. | Video

Election 2016, 13 Feb 2016