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White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night -- but he barely made it onto the lawn before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs.

"Dog got him," a Secret Service spokesman said.

The Secret Service identified the man as Dominic Adesany...

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Commissioners propose seceding from Florida

Miami-area lawmakers are proposing adding a 51st star to the American flag.

Latest poll finds Scott, Crist deadlocked

The morning after the final gubernatorial debate, the fierce race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist is a dead heat, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Should Florida be split into 2 states?

City commissioners in South Miami want to break up the state into two separate Floridas. Their proposal isn't as crazy as it sounds because it centers around the highly debated issue of climate change.

Peter Henderson

Washington monitoring Canada shootings

Washington -- one of the world's most secure cities -- is reacting cautiously following the attacks at Canada's Parliament Hill.

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Obama calls, thanks Dallas hospital workers

President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected with the virus earlier this month.

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Day one for Ebola czar

The seasoned Democratic operative President Barack Obama tapped last week to head his administration's Ebola fight got to work on Wednesday, though Ron Klain's new job is expected to unfold out of public sight.

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Fowle's emotional arrival home from N. Korea

After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived back in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family.

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Palins describe brawl in police recordings

Bristol Palin describes being dragged through the grass and called a series of obscenities during a massive brawl last month in recordings of Anchorage police interviews that CNN obtained through a public records request.

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The President's club: How golf took over the White House

American Presidents have come and gone -- but one club tends to unite them all.

So often a meeting point for the captains of politics and industry, the golf course has been one of the most popular friends of U.S. leaders since the early part of the 20...

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Election issue: Why people still feel the economy stinks

U.S. unemployment is down. Consumer confidence is up. Inflation is low. Things are improving, yet Americans are still worried.

CNN

Obama's ISIS, Ebola 'mission creep'

President Barack Obama is loading new missions on the U.S. military with fast-expanding mandates and no certain end dates as he grapples with the threats posed by ISIS and Ebola.

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