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Former House Speaker Hastert indicted on federal charges 28 May 2015

CHICAGO - Former House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted on Thursday on federal charges, including for lying to the FBI, relating to an alleged effort to hide $3.5 million in payments he was making to a person to conceal past misconduct. | Video

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Republican Santorum launches 2016 bid with appeal to middle class

CABOT, Penn. - Republican Rick Santorum, who fell short in his 2012 presidential bid, launched another run for the White House on Wednesday with a promise to restore the economic power of middle-class American workers. | Video

27 May 2015
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Lead negotiator for U.S. to depart at conclusion of Iran nuclear talks

WASHINGTON - Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in talks to curb Iran's nuclear program, will step down whenever the negotiations end, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

28 May 2015
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Majority of Americans back new trade deals: Reuters/Ipsos poll

- A majority of Americans support new trade deals, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday, even as President Barack Obama struggles to win support for legislation key to sealing a signature Pacific Rim trade agreement.

27 May 2015
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Judge sets release schedule for Clinton's State Department emails

WASHINGTON - U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras on Wednesday set a schedule for the State Department to release former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails in monthly batches beginning on June 30 and ending in late January.

27 May 2015