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Hillary Scandals Flop As Clinton Extends Her Lead Over All Republican Candidates

(Politicus USA) A new NBC News poll reveals that the Republican attempts to stop Hillary Clinton have failed as the Democratic frontrunner leads every Republican presidential candidate.

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Hillary Clinton to call for path to citizenship at Nevada campaign stop

(Reuters) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will announce at a Nevada campaign stop that she supports a full path to citizenship for undocumented workers as part of an overhaul of the U.S. immigration system.

Clinton is scheduled to appear at a Las Vegas high school Tuesday afternoon during her third campaign trip in an early-voting state after declaring last month that she would be seeking the presidency in November 2016.

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Obama Says He'll Continue To Work On Racial Equality After He Leaves Office

(Reuters) Following a week of racially charged protests in Baltimore, U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday said obstacles facing minority men from birth put them in a position of having "the odds stacked against them."

Obama said black and Latino men feel that disadvantage, and he credited their sense of frustration about their lives and opportunities for the intensity of recent protests around the country.

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Scott Walker Says He Would Crush What’s Left Of Unions If Elected President

(Think Progress) Though he has yet to officially declare his bid for president, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is frequenting early primary states and hinting at what he would do if elected to the White House. In a recent interview with Radio Iowa, Walker said he would champion a federal version of the controversial ‘right-to-work’ law he signed earlier this year.

“As much as I think the federal government should get out of most of what it’s in right now, I think establishing fundamental freedoms for the American people is a legitimate thing and that would be something that would provide that opportunity in the other half of America to people who don’t have those opportunities today,” he said.

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to New Jersey ‘gay conversion therapy’ ban

(Reuters) The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact New Jersey’s ban on counseling intended to change the sexual orientation of gay children. The court declined to hear a challenge to the law, meaning that a September ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the ban is the final word on the matter.

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Waitress Gives Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback A Tip

(HuffPo) A waitress serving Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) Saturday evening didn't ask for a tip -- instead, she left one for the governor. No, not that kind of tip. On Brownback’s receipt, Chloe Hough crossed out the line where customers can add gratuity and wrote: “Tip the schools.”

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Carly Fiorina will run for president as a successful tech CEO. Silicon Valley says that's a fantasy

(Guardian) “We went from a market laggard to market leader,” Fiorina has said of her six years running the computer giant. “Unlike Hillary, I have actually accomplished something.”

But those who watched what Fiorina did to HP – mishandling the $25bn acquisition of Compaq, getting ousted by the board in 2005 with a $21m golden parachute, repeatedly being named one of the worst CEOs in American corporate history – say those supposed accomplishments are already coming back to “haunt” her run for the White House.

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Staten Island special election 2015: Dan Donovan wins Congress seat

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Surveillance planes spotted in the sky for days after West Baltimore rioting

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Obama announces Gen. Joseph Dunford, Gen. Paul Selva as picks to lead the Joint Chiefs

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Hoping to highlight good works, Clintons find controversy instead

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Sen. Bernie Sanders blasts the Kochs and their influence: ‘Billionaires are not gonna support me’

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Hillary Rodham Clinton Gaining Favor, Times/CBS Poll Says

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Germanwings co-pilot practiced descent on outbound flight before crash: report

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Britain and Nato launch biggest war games on Russia's doorstep as tensions grow

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Colorado's ACLU says two black men were victims of police bias

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Florida couple convicted of beach sex face 15-year prison terms

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Yale grad students march, deliver union petition to provost’s office

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Georgia sheriff refuses to talk to police about shooting death

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Senate sustains Obama veto of bill gutting union rules

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Judge: Dreamers can get in-state tuition in Arizona

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Ted Cruz blasts Obama team for failing to “connect the dots” before Garland attack

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US stocks sink as oil price jumps above $60

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McConnell Will Move Iran Bill Forward Without Controversial Amendments From Senate Hawks

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5 paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany

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France passes new surveillance law in wake of Charlie Hebdo attack

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