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    Obama lambasts Republicans for 'hatin' all the time'

    Days before Congress' summer break begins, President Barack Obama used a Wednesday morning speech in Kansas City, Mo., to lambast Republicans who are preparing to sue him rather than take action on some of his agenda items.

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Obama: 'Is the economy doing well for ordinary folks?'

President Barack Obama delivered remarks in in Kansas City, Missouri on whether or not the economy is "doing well for ordinary folks who are working hard every single day"

Congressman saves choking boy

Congressman saves choking boy on flight

A Texas congressman is being hailed as a hero for saving a choking boy aboard his flight.

President Obama crush

Obama: 'I had a crush on Linda Ronstadt'

President Obama admits he "had a little crush on Linda Ronstadt" during the Medal of Arts ceremony on Monday night.

Beit Hanoun damage, Gaza

Hopes dim for a Mideast cease-fire

As the violence continues to rage in Gaza, hopes for a cease-fire are dimming.

US evacuates embassy in Libya

US embassy in Libya evacuated

The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated about 150 personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.

Putin on Victory Day Ukraine

Is Putin in panic mode? Some say yes

International powers are turning up the heat on Russian President Vladimir Putin, and some say he may be panicking.

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Capitol building dome

House authorizes lawsuit against Obama

The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over claims he exceeded his executive authority.

The vote was 225-201.

Republicans argue the President's executive action to cha...

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl

Bergdahl to be questioned soon about capture

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will meet next week with the general who's looking into how the now-freed prisoner of war was captured by the Taliban in 2009, the Army and his attorney said.

Attorney Eugene Fidell told CNN he will know for sure next week exa...

VA Medical Center

House approves bill to overhaul VA

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $16 billion bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. House approves filing lawsuit against president

Donetsk, Ukraine damage

Ukraine claims rebels planted mines near MH17

The road isn't easy -- past shelling and eerie separatist checkpoints. But where it leads is harder still.

Twelve days after MH17 was blown out of the sky, pieces of the plane remain here, but for days investigators haven't been able to reach the site...

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