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5:19pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Law

FBI Asked To Investigate Possible Classified Information In Clinton Emails

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:22 pm

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5:12pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Politics

Dealing With The Donald: GOP Considers How To Handle The Trump Effect

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:22 pm

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At this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C., President Obama said this.

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BARACK OBAMA: And Donald Trump is here...

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OBAMA: ...Still.

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5:09pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Around the Nation

Theater Shooting Highlights High Rate Of Gun Deaths In Louisiana

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:22 pm

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After last night's shooting in Lafayette, La., Governor Bobby Jindal also said this...

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5:09pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Africa

Obama Embarks On First Trip To Kenya As President

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 9:04 pm

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3:22pm

Fri July 24, 2015
The Two-Way

Obama Greeted Warmly On First Presidential Trip To Kenya

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 6:14 pm

President Obama is hugged by his half-sister, Auma Obama, accompanied by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) as he arrives at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Friday.
Ben Curtis AP

On Friday, President Obama arrived in Kenya, the birthplace of his late father, for his first official visit to the east African country.

Obama, at the start of a planned three-day visit, was greeted on the tarmac in Nairobi by President Uhuru Kenyatta and other top Kenyan officials, and he received a hug from his half-sister, Auma Obama.

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7:18am

Fri July 24, 2015
The Two-Way

Classified Emails Were Sent Through Clinton's Private Network, Watchdog Says

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 3:49 pm

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks at a Hillary For America discussion on Thursday in Columbia, S.C.
Stephen B. Morton AP
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The Justice Department has received a referral to look into whether classified information was mishandled in relation to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account to conduct official business.

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5:55am

Fri July 24, 2015
Politics

Donald Trump Visits The Border And Calls For Tougher Enforcement

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 9:10 pm

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Now let's talk about one of the people who wants to replace President Obama in the White House - Donald Trump, who went to the border with Mexico yesterday. The Republican candidate expressed outrage over illegal immigration.

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7:04pm

Thu July 23, 2015
The Two-Way

Official Watchdog Says He Needs Access To Sensitive Documents

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 9:12 pm

Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department's inspector general, testifies before a House committee in 2012 critical of the department's "Operation Fast and Furious." Thursday, he said a legal opinion from the department could block his office from getting documents crucial to his watchdog role.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

The Justice Department's top watchdog said Thursday a newly released legal opinion undermines his independence and makes it more difficult to do his job.

Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said the memo will delay access to grand jury, wiretap and other documents he needs to investigate problems at the Justice Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and elsewhere.

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6:46pm

Thu July 23, 2015
The Two-Way

Apology Demanded For Mustard Gas Experiment Subjects

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 3:07 pm

A bipartisan group of members of Congress led by Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., has called on Defense Secretary Ash Carter to apologize to American veterans who were used in race-based chemical weapons experiments.

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6:26pm

Thu July 23, 2015
The Salt

House To States: Don't You Dare Demand GMO Labels

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 8:35 am

A label on a bag of popcorn indicates it is a non-GMO food. House Republicans on Thursday voted in favor of a law that would block states from mandating GMO labels.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

The argument over genetically modified food has been dominated, in recent years, by a debate over food labels — specifically, whether those labels should reveal the presence of GMOs.

The battle, until now, has gone state by state. California refused to pass a labeling initiative, but Maine, Connecticut and Vermont have now passed laws in favor of GMO labeling.

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