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Former Chicago schools head to plead guilty to fraud

The former head of Chicago Public Schools intends to plead guilty to 20 charges that she used her power to channel to no-bid contracts worth more than $23 million to a prior employer, a federal prosecutor told reporters Thursday.

Barbara Byrd-Bennett,...

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N. Korea preps for massive military parade

North Korea's weekend celebration marking the 70th anniversary of its central political party could turn out to be one of the biggest military parades ever for the country, according to analysis of satellite images.

The anniversary, which in essence ...

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Tanzanian albino teen gets a reason to smile

Bibiana Mashamba loves to dance, run and jump -- all the attributes of a thriving teenager.

But at age 16, all that has taken a back seat as she struggles to walk following a merciless attack that nearly killed her.

"At 11 at night, some robbers came i...

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Christie blasts Obama comments on shootings

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday called President Barack Obama's comments after the Umpqua Community College shooting "obscene" and blasted the President's statement that the incident needed to be "politicized" in the wake of continued wide...

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Hispanic woman at rally: Latinos love Trump

Donald Trump's Las Vegas rally Thursday was interrupted when an adoring Hispanic fan was led to the stage and proclaimed that Latinos love the Republican businessman.

"Hello Mr. Trump!," said the woman, who Trump kissed as she clutched a copy of his P...

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Trump takes credit for McCarthy dropping out

Donald Trump suggested Thursday that he was partly responsible for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's decision to drop his bid to become speaker.

"They're giving me a lot of credit for that because I said you really need someone very, very, tough ...

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Clinton rolls out plan to take on Wall Street

Hillary Clinton rolled out her long-awaited plan to reform Wall Street on Thursday, announcing in a Bloomberg op-ed that she wants to crack down on abuses and tax certain kinds of "high-frequency" trading.

Liberal Democrats have long waited to hear wh...

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Dems to voters: Demand Congress pass gun laws

Frustrated Senate Democrats conceded Thursday that even in the aftermath of several mass shootings, they don't have enough votes right now to push through gun control legislation. So they will try to build grassroots support by urging Americans to in...

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McCarthy knew he could prevail but not unite the GOP

Republican lawmakers were still filtering into the ornate House Ways and Means Committee room and digging into a lunch of barbeque chicken, beef and pork tacos from a local food truck -- completely unaware of the bombshell that was about to drop.

As K...

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Immigration group's protester heckles Clinton

Hillary Clinton was in the middle of a short speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala here Thursday when an immigration protester stood up and began shouting.

The protester, Juan Ramos from United We Dream Action, a DREAMer immigrati...

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