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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2015 file photo, Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis. arrives for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Maybe Ryan doesn't feel like a character in the classic film "The Godfather" weighing in an offer he can't refuse. But with Republican party elders practically begging him to become the next House Speaker, the pressure on him to seek the post is immense. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't feel like a character in the classic film "The Godfather," weighing an offer he can't refuse. But with Republican Party elders practically begging him to become the next House speaker, the pressure on him to seek the post is immense.

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:36:18 -0400

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. Clinton says she always expected tough competition in the Democratic presidential primary. She likely didn’t expect it would come from Bernie Sanders, the rumpled independent senator from Vermont and a self-described democratic socialist calling for "political revolution." (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Five Democrats vying to be President Barack Obama's successor meet Tuesday night for their first televised debate of the 2016 election, a confrontation between one of the best-known women on the planet and four men seeking to unseat her as the party's front-runner.

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It can be hard to find evidence that the two ex-senators are seriously running for president.

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:50:21 -0400

Members of Baltimore Police Department are pictured in this undated booking photo provided by the Baltimore Police DepartmentStatements by five Baltimore officers charged in the high-profile death of a black man injured in police custody were made admissible in their criminal trials on Tuesday. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams found that Officer William Porter and Sergeant Alicia White, two of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, had made their statements without compulsion to internal investigators.

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:48:35 -0400

Rezaian, brother of imprisoned Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, talks about the announcement of a verdict in his brother's case by Iran's judiciary during interview with Reuters in WashingtonJason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter jailed in an espionage case in Tehran, heard of his conviction on Iranian state TV and is depressed and angry about being deprived of information about his case, his brother said on Tuesday. Ali Rezaian said their mother, Mary Breme Rezaian, spoke with the reporter in a room at Tehran's Evin prison on Tuesday and described him as "terribly depressed" at the way the case had been handled. Jason Rezaian, who was arrested in July 2014 and holds U.S. and Iranian citizenship, was given 20 days to appeal, the Iranian news service ISNA said on Sunday, when the verdict was announced.

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:28:16 -0400

A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New YorkPlanned Parenthood would no longer accept reimbursement for fetal tissue donated for medical research after abortions, the women's healthcare provider said on Tuesday, a response to allegations by anti-abortion campaigners that it profited from abortions. The policy change was announced amid a months-long controversy after the release of videos secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists that grew into demands by some Republicans in Congress to cut off funding to the group, even threatening a government shutdown last month. Planned Parenthood said the videos inflamed anti-abortion sentiment in the United States and in Congress by falsely portraying its participation in tissue donation programs for medical research.