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Romney opts against 2016 run for president 11:17am EST

WASHINGTON - Republican Mitt Romney opted out of the 2016 presidential race on Friday after considering whether to run for a third time, telling supporters it is time for the next generation of Republican leaders to seek the White House.

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John McCain calls protesters 'scum,' tells them to 'shut up'

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John McCain had a blunt message for demonstrators chanting for the arrest of Henry Kissinger at a Senate Armed Forces Committee hearing on Thursday: "Get out of here, you low-life-scum."

29 Jan 2015
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Keystone XL bill passes in Senate, faces Obama veto

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday to approve the long-pending Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite the White House saying earlier in the day that President Barack Obama would veto the measure.

29 Jan 2015
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Obama budget to include $1 billion for Central America

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget on Monday will include $1 billion in new aid for Central America as part of a broad effort to address the unaccompanied child migration crisis, the White House said on Thursday.

29 Jan 2015
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U.S. funding impasse blocks Secret Service hires: Homeland Security chief

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Secret Service cannot hire new agents for the next presidential election or make improvements at the agency until Congress settles a dispute over funding, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Thursday.

U.S. 29 Jan 2015