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    Defiant Rick Perry: 'We will prevail'

    A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy.


Julian Assange in Ecuadorian Embassy

Assange says he'll soon leave Ecuadorian Embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announces he will soon leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he's been living for two years to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Rick Perry discusses indictment

Perry pledges to fight indictment

On Saturday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry slammed an indictment alleging he abused his power by threatening to veto funding for an ethics unit run by a county district attorney who was convicted of drunken driving.

Texas vet gets letter dead

Vet gets letter telling him he's dead

A Vietnam veteran in Texas gets a letter from the VA telling him he's dead and his family owes them thousands in benefits.

Yazidi women and children

US weighs rescue mission in Iraq

The U.S. is weighing its options in response to the growing crisis in Iraq, including the possible rescue of stranded Yazidis.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary slams Obama's foreign policy

Hillary Clinton has made some new comments on President Obama's foreign policy. And they aren't kind.

President Iraq statement new PM

President calls newly-named Iraq prime minister

During a statement Monday afternoon, President Barack Obama said he has called the newly-named prime minister of Iraq.

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Obama and Holder discuss Ferguson

Holder's pitch for easing tension in Ferguson

After years of causing angst for White House political aides by delving into issues of race, Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to Ferguson, Missouri, as President Barack Obama's top emissary.

Police in Ferguson

Pentagon looks at police militarization issue

The sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the law enforcement response has sparked a debate about what some call the "militarization of police," after armored vehicles, stun grenades and high-tech weaponry were brought in to calm the ...

Jim Jeffords

Former Sen. Jim Jeffords dies

Jim Jeffords, who shifted the balance of power in the Senate when he bolted from the Republican Party in 2001, died on Monday.

The former Vermont lawmaker had been in declining health and died at a military retirement center in Washington, according t...

Hillary Clinton greets crowd

Hillary Clinton makes big political move, heads to Iowa

Hillary Clinton will headline Sen. Tom Harkin's Iowa Steak Fry next month, according to organizers, a move the steps up Clinton's political activity ahead of the 2016 presidential race.