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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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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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.