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Sen. Ted Cruz says Hamid Aboutalebi was part of the Iranian student group that held  52 Americans hostage for 444 days. (Getty Images)

Cruz: Iran Taps Hostage Taker For U.N. Ambassador

Cruz says Hamid Aboutalebi was part of the student group that took Americans hostage in 1979.

04/01/2014

Secretary Jack Lew underwent surgery to treat a benign enlarged prostate. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Treasury: Jack Lew Is Resting Comfortably After Outpatient Surgery

Secretary Jack Lew underwent surgery to treat a benign enlarged prostate.

03/25/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry brushed aside criticism of Obama administration Middle East policy Thursday, taking exception to assertions Washington has been too passive in the face of surging terrorism in the region.Hill. (Getty Images)

Kerry Warns Russia Against Annexing Ukraine’s Crimea

U.S. and Europe are threatening economic and political consequences if Russia does not stand down in Ukraine.

03/14/2014

State lawmaker wants to make sure Sen. Rand Paul could seek re-election at the same time he runs for president in 2016. (Getty Images)

Kentucky Bill Would Let Rand Paul Run For 2 Offices At The Same Time

Republican lawmaker from Kentucky wants to clarify state law which prevents someone from running for multiple political offices.

03/07/2014

Jeb Bush was the first and only Republican to serve two full terms as governor of Florida. (Getty Images)

Barbara Bush Says It’s ‘OK’ If Jeb Decides To Run For President

Former First Lady says it would be “OK” if Jeb Bush decided to run.

03/06/2014

American women born in the early 1980s – a generation dubbed Millennials – are 33 percent more likely to earn a college degree by the age of 27 than their male peers. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

More States Grant In-State Tuition To Immigrants

Giancarlo Tello paid $14,000 more than other New Jersey high school graduates to attend Rutgers University, the state’s flagship public college.

02/01/2014

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Airports In States With Legalized Marijuana Have Trouble Stopping Passengers From Carrying On Weed

Among the many oddities that have arisen from marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado is this: It can be easier to get through airport security with a bag of weed than a bottle of water.

01/30/2014

International observers confirm that Iran has begun powering down its enriched uranium project. (KAZEM GHANE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran, U.S., Europe Start Implementing Nuclear Deal

Iran has begun to curb its atomic work in exchange for easing of international sanctions.

01/21/2014

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Star-Spangled Banner, Song to be Joined in D.C.

The original, handwritten manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the flag that inspired the song’s lyrics will be displayed together at the Smithsonian in Washington, the first time the historic pieces are believed to have been shown side by side.

01/08/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and his daughters Malia (C) and Sasha (L) walk across the South Lawn of the White House after arriving by Marine One January 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama returns from a two-week holiday in Hawaii.  (credit: Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama, Daughters Back in D.C. After Hawaii Vacation

The 15-day Hawaiian holiday vacation is over for President Barack Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia.

01/05/2014

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