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Bergdahl Swap Was 'Extraordinary Situation,' Hagel Says

Wed, 2014-06-11 06:01

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told skeptical lawmakers that a "unique set of dynamics" prevented the White House from telling Congress about the deal to swap Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for Taliban prisoners.

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More Young Adults Get Inpatient Psychiatric Care After Health Law

Wed, 2014-06-11 05:47

Greater hospital use by the newly insured might be caused by inadequate outpatient resources to treat mental health patients earlier and less expensively.

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iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School Band

Wed, 2014-06-11 05:10

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.

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500,000 People Reportedly Flee Mosul After Iraqi City Falls

Wed, 2014-06-11 05:01

A surprising takeover by extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has forced thousands of residents of Mosul to seek refuge.

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'Stunning': Reactions To Eric Cantor's Election Loss In Virginia

Wed, 2014-06-11 03:56

"Dollars don't vote — you do." With those words to his supporters, college professor Dave Brat ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in their primary battle Tuesday night.

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How We Learned That Frogs Fly

Wed, 2014-06-11 02:03

Two Harvard professors. One on a rooftop with a bucket of frogs. The other in the front yard, down below. Ready? Get set. Throw!

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Lobbyists Loom Behind The Scenes Of School Nutrition Fight

Wed, 2014-06-11 01:25

School food service administrators once supported new healthy food requirements on the nation's school lunch program. But now, they want the rules delayed. And they're getting swept up in politics.

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College Colleagues Will Face Off For Eric Cantor's Seat

Wed, 2014-06-11 01:06

Two professors at Virginia's Randolph-Macon College find themselves in an unexpected position: facing each other in November for a seat in Congress.

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Meet David Brat, The Giant-Killer Who Knocked Off Eric Cantor

Wed, 2014-06-11 01:05

The man who rocked the political world is a 52-year-old "free-market, Milton Friedman economist." While Virginia GOP Rep. Eric Cantor tried to paint Brat as a liberal, in reality he's anything but.

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Eric Cantor's Collapse: What Happened?

Wed, 2014-06-11 01:04

In some ways, the House majority leader is the most significant Republican incumbent ousted in a primary since the intraparty rebellion by conservative hardliners began five years ago.

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College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea

Tue, 2014-06-10 23:37

The city is investing big in its kids, and other cities and states are taking notes.

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Graham Defeats 6 GOP Challengers, Avoids Runoff

Tue, 2014-06-10 19:03

Graham defeats 6 GOP challengers, avoids runoff

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S.C. Sen. Graham Defeats 6 GOP Challengers, Avoids Runoff

Tue, 2014-06-10 17:33

Graham defeated six Tea Party challengers with about 59 percent, far more than what was needed to avoid a runoff.

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Upset Of Eric Cantor Deals A Shock To GOP Establishment

Tue, 2014-06-10 17:25

Eric Cantor became the first house majority leader ever to lose a primary, losing the GOP nomination to Tea Party challenger David Brat in the Republican primary.

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Tea Party Challenger Upsets Eric Cantor In GOP Primary

Tue, 2014-06-10 16:31

In a surprise result, voters in Virginia's 7th Congressional District have dealt a defeat to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, nominating Tea Party challenger David Brat instead in the GOP primary.

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Eric Cantor Defeated By Tea Party Candidate In Virginia Primary

Tue, 2014-06-10 16:09

The House majority leader's stunning loss to an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College will upend the GOP leadership in the chamber.

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Hillary Clinton Refines Her Benghazi Response

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:39

As Hillary Clinton contemplates a 2016 presidential run, it's clear she'll need to answer Benghazi questions in a way that neutralizes conservative attacks and avoids politicizing the issue.

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Anchor Recovered In Puget Sound May Have Been Lost In 1792

Tue, 2014-06-10 14:50

Two amateur artifact hunters have managed to raise a 900-pound anchor to the surface that they believe was lost 222 years ago by one of Capt. George Vancouver's ships.

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In A Standoff With Montana Officials, The Justice Department Blinks

Tue, 2014-06-10 14:38

Two years ago, the Missoula county attorney defied the DOJ's efforts to force his office to change the way it handles sexual assault cases. Today, the county won a partial victory.

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Obama: Country Needs To Do Some 'Soul Searching' On Gun Control

Tue, 2014-06-10 13:25

President Obama addressed the issue of gun control hours after another school shooting left two dead. He said Washington should be "ashamed" of its inability to pass gun control legislation.

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