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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wins straw poll in boost to 2016 presidential prospects 6:37pm EST

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 a boost, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in second in a surprising show of strength.

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Pentagon pulls order relocating military judges to Guantanamo

FORT MEADE, Md. - The U.S. Defense Department said on Friday it had rescinded an order relocating military judges to Guantanamo Bay that was intended to speed up trials of al Qaeda suspects but drew allegations of Pentagon meddling in the judicial process.

27 Feb 2015
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U.S. bill would require congressional review of any Iran deal

WASHINGTON - U.S. senators introduced legislation late on Friday requiring congressional review of any deal with Iran over its nuclear program.

27 Feb 2015

White House releases draft bill to protect consumer data privacy

WASHINGTON - The White House released draft legislation on Friday that would give consumers more control over how the trail of data they leave behind them on the internet is used, stored and sold.

Tech, 27 Feb 2015
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U.S., Cuba say progress made in talks; no date for diplomatic ties

WASHINGTON - Cuba and the United States held a second round of talks on Friday toward normalizing ties, and both sides said they made good progress, although they did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic relations that Washington severed 54 years ago. | Video

World, Cuba 27 Feb 2015