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Obama plays soccer with Japanese robot

President Barack Obama has some new high-tech friends

National Rifle Association

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NRA gathers as gun debate cools, shifts focus

The National Rifle Association holds its annual meeting with the gun debate cooling overall and pivoting to the states, where gun-control advocates are recalibrating their efforts.

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Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan in land dispute

The United States stands by its security agreement with Japan in its dispute with China over a group of islands, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

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More drug offenders eligible for clemency

More federal prisoners serving sentences for non-violent crimes can apply for clemency after the Justice Department announced new rules Wednesday.

Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced that the department would broaden the criteria for clemency...

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Georgia law OKs guns in schools, bars

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.

House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 -- which opponents have nicknamed the "guns everywhere bill" -- spe...

Chris Christie

State of New Jersey

Christie knocks Letterman for fat jokes, backs Colbert

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a shot Wednesday on Twitter at David Letterman over the retiring comedian's jokes about the governor's weight.

Mitt Romney headshot

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Mitt Romney's new starring role

Mitt Romney is weighing in on competitive Republican primary for a GOP held House seat in California -- the latest sign that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee plans to play an influential role in helping to shape the future of his party.

Obama, Shinzo Abe

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Obama starts tour with reassurance to Japan

President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute with China.

Obama made his first stop in Tokyo on a weeklong tour that will a...

IRS

Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency

The IRS is in damage control mode Tuesday after an audit revealed that it paid bonuses to employees who were in trouble over tax issues themselves.

Rand Paul

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Rand Paul in Chicago: School choice is 'the great equalizer'

Continuing his outreach to minority voters, Sen. Rand Paul told an audience in Chicago Tuesday that the debate over school choice is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue, but a fight between the "dead-enders" and "those who believe in innovation."

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