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Live anthrax inadvertently sent by military

CNN has learned a lab inadvertently received live anthrax samples from the U..S military in the last several days prompting an across the board urgent review to see if any other live anthrax…

Anthrax under micrscope

Rick Santorum runs for White House again

Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who mounted an unexpectedly strong bid for the Republican nomination in 2012, is making another bid for the White House.

Santorum will formally…

Rick Santorum

Next batch of Clinton emails due June 30

A federal judge ordered the State Department Wednesday to start producing portions of 30,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kept on a private server.

U.S. District Court…

Hillary Clinton

Lynch joins Obama in prodding Senate over NSA

Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday backed up President Barack Obama's calls for the Senate to reach a deal to reform and extend Patriot Act provisions set to expire on Monday.

Lynch…

Obama file 3

Rand Paul: Republican brand 'sucks'

Presidential candidate Rand Paul has christened himself a different kind of Republican, and now he's embracing a unique moniker: tree hugger.

In a new book released on Tuesday, Paul said he…

Rand Paul

Show of muscle: Russia runs military exercise

You flex your muscles and I'll flex mine. Or so it seems to go in international relations these days.

Russia has deployed 12,000 troops along with numerous aircraft and weapons in a surprise…

Russian helicopter

Salem City Council approves new addiction treatment facility

The Mount Regis Center wants to build a new space near the civic center on what's known as the Elizabeth Campus.

Salem City Council approves request for addiction treatment

Roanoke County Supervisors approve budget

The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has approved a $178 million spending plan. Board members voted for the budget Tuesday afternoon, over the objections of Hollins Supervisor Al Bedrosian.

Roanoke County Board of Supervisors

U.S. Capitol evacuated after false alarm

The U.S. Capitol was evacuated briefly on Tuesday after an alarm went off in the Capitol Visitor Center.

Capitol

Court sides with TX against WH on immigration

A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied a request from Justice Department lawyers to allow President Barack Obama's controversial immigration actions to go into effect pending appeal.

The…

Generic Gavel

Pataki launching presidential bid Thursday

Former New York Gov. George Pataki will officially launch his bid for president on Thursday, he told the New York Post this week.

George Pataki

Kaine meets with Asian American business owners during visit to Roanoke Valley

Senator Tim Kaine says Asian American and Latino population growth has helped to fuel Virginia's economy over the last ten years, and not just in northern Virginia.

U. S. Senator Tim Kaine with Asian American Business Owners Association

Cuccinelli settles lawsuit against conservative PAC

Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has settled a lawsuit on favorable terms with a conservative political action committee he accused of engaging in a national fundraising…

Ken Cuccinelli

State department releases Clinton emails

The State Department released its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State on Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in…

Clinton security council

John Kasich 'proud' of Cleveland protests

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hailing Cleveland as an example of how a city can peacefully protest during times of racial unrest, in this case in the wake of the acquittal of a white police officer…

Protesters taken into custody

Biden praises Iraqi military after Carter's remark

American officials attempted to explain on Monday the claim made over the weekend by Defense Secretary Ash Carter that Iraqi defense forces "showed no will to fight" prior to the ISIS siege of…

Biden at podium

Ruling parties suffer in Spain, Poland

Voters in Spain and Poland had a message for incumbents Sunday: We are not pleased.

But in Ethiopia, once the votes are counted, the ruling party is expected to win by a landslide.

Herewith the…

Mariano Rajoy

Obama notes milestone Memorial Day

President Barack Obama observed during remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday that this year is the first Memorial Day in 14 years "that the United States is not engaged in a major…

Obama on Memorial Day

Virginia death row appeal focuses on 'adaptive functioning'

A Virginia death row inmate's claim that he can't be executed because he is intellectually disabled could turn on his ability to handle everyday tasks.

Virginia flag

Julian Castro: Clinton emails a 'witch hunt'

Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America's most pressing problems.

The Housing and…

Julian Castro
Anthrax under micrscope

Live anthrax inadvertently sent by military

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum runs for White House again

Hillary Clinton

Next batch of Clinton emails due June 30

Obama file 3

Lynch joins Obama in prodding Senate over NSA

Rand Paul

Rand Paul: Republican brand 'sucks'

Russian helicopter

Show of muscle: Russia runs military exercise

Salem City Council approves request for addiction treatment

Salem City Council approves new addiction...

Roanoke County Board of Supervisors

Roanoke County Supervisors approve budget

Capitol

U.S. Capitol evacuated after false alarm

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Court sides with TX against WH on immigration

George Pataki

Pataki launching presidential bid Thursday

U. S. Senator Tim Kaine with Asian American Business Owners Association

Kaine meets with Asian American business owners...

Ken Cuccinelli

Cuccinelli settles lawsuit against conservative...

Clinton security council

State department releases Clinton emails

Protesters taken into custody

John Kasich 'proud' of Cleveland protests

Biden at podium

Biden praises Iraqi military after Carter's remark

Mariano Rajoy

Ruling parties suffer in Spain, Poland

Obama on Memorial Day

Obama notes milestone Memorial Day

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Virginia death row appeal focuses on 'adaptive...

Julian Castro

Julian Castro: Clinton emails a 'witch hunt'

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2014 Elections

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    State-by-state look at marijuana laws

    Tennesee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill legalizing cannabis oil for some medical conditions, take a look at which states allow recreational and medical marijuana use.

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    From Monica Lewinsky to Sydney Leathers, take a look at the women involved in steamy political sex scandals.

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    It's Election Day! Find out which state has the most passionate voters.

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    If you live in one of these 33 places, you can cast your ballot early in the upcoming midterm elections.

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    The Republican Party is the second oldest currently existing political party in the U.S. behind the Democratic Party. Take a look at a timeline of the key dates, events, leaders and policies that make up the history of the Republican Party.

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    Take a look at political figures with the most unusual resumes.

  • Daughters on the campaign trail

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    With the 2014 midterm election season under way, take a look back at the prominent daughters of politicians and their role in campaigns.

  • History's steamiest political sex scandals

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    Politics has been marred by sex scandals throughout American history. Take a look at some of the steamiest.

  • America's most conservative states

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    More Americans are identifying as conservatives, according to a new poll. Find out what states are most likely to lean Republican.

  • Democratic Party history

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    The Democratic Party is one of the oldest political parties in the world. Take a look at the key leaders, dates and policies that make up the history of the Democratic Party.

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    As the 2014 midterm elections approach, learn more facts, key dates and history behind these mid-point elections.

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