Exclusive: Dozens of Clinton emails were classified from the start, U.S. rules suggest


© Reuters. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton looks on as she speaks during a town hall meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – For months, the U.S. State Department has stood behind its former boss Hillary Clinton as she has repeatedly said she did not send or receive classified information on her unsecured, private email ...

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Obama lays out case for Iran nuclear deal in letter to Congress


© Reuters. U.S. President Obama delivers remarks before signing the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act into law at his desk in Oval Office at the White House in Washington EDGARTOWN, Mass. (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama laid out his case for lawmakers to back the nuclear deal with Iran in a letter released by ...

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Faux candidate Deez Nuts polls nine percent in Clinton-Trump match-up


Faux candidate Deez Nuts polls nine percent in Clinton-Trump match-up By Steve Gorman (Reuters) – A fake U.S. presidential candidate named Deez Nuts, reported to be the creation of an Iowa teenager, has stirred a social media frenzy by polling nearly 10 percent of registered North Carolina voters in a hypothetical match-up against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. A statement ...

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Bergdahl lawyer slams candidate Trump over ‘traitor’ comments


© Reuters. U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. Army By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – The lawyer for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan charged with desertion, on Thursday chastised U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for calling his client a “traitor.” “Sergeant Bergdahl is not charged ...

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Pentagon chief eyes alternative prisons for Guantanamo detainees


© Reuters. Carter holds a news conference at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Teams working on plans to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay have been visiting detention facilities in the United States to identify sites where war prisoners could be held long term, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday. Carter ...

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Exclusive: New Jersey paid $720 million to exit all swaps under Christie


© Reuters. New Jersey Governor and Republican candidate for president Chris Christie speaks at an education summit in Londonderry By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Jersey has terminated all of its interest rate swap agreements under Governor Chris Christie, paying banks $720 million to unravel $4.2 billion of swaps and wiping from its books a potentially big, unpredictable ...

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Court blocks former Virginia governor’s bid to stay out of prison


© Reuters. Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell pauses as he addresses the media after his sentencing hearing in Richmond By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Thursday denied a request by former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to remain out of prison while he appeals his corruption convictions to the Supreme Court. McDonnell, once a rising ...

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