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Carson tells TV station he'll seek Republican presidential nomination 7:46pm EDT

WASHINGTON - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson told a Florida television station on Sunday that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

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New York Senate leader, son face arrest on corruption charges: N.Y. Times

NEW YORK - New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, a Republican, and his son are expected to be arrested next week on federal corruption charges, The New York Times reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources.

U.S., 01 May 2015
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Republicans pass deep spending cuts, aim at Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed the first joint House-Senate budget plan in six years on Thursday, a measure that aids the party's goal of dismantling President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law this year.

30 Apr 2015
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Republican amendment fight threatens Iran bill in Senate

WASHINGTON - A dispute among Republican senators over changes to an Iran nuclear review bill on Thursday threatened the measure's chances of being passed by the U.S. Congress, leaving Senate leaders scrambling for a way to advance the legislation.

U.S., 30 Apr 2015
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Bid to end mass collection of phone data advances in Congress

WASHINGTON - A bill to end spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone data advanced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, setting up a potential showdown over the program, which expires on June 1.

Tech, 30 Apr 2015