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Washington Post: Obama proposes new wilderness protections in ANWR

In a move that the state Congressional delegation calls a 'war declaration' on Alaska's future, President Obama will propose designating 1.4 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, according to the Washington Post. 

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Biden, Rubio and Palin's 2016 plans

The 2016 calculations of three potential candidates -- two Republicans and a very senior Democrat -- plus big tests for President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filled our Sunday trip around the "Inside Politics" table.

1. Rubio's no...

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Post demands swap for ISIS hostage

ISIS appears to have beheaded one of its Japanese hostages -- and now, an online post is making a demand for sparing the other.

A video file posted online Saturday by a known ISIS supporter shows an image of one hostage, Kenji Goto, holding a photo of...

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Obama on Russia: 'Large countries don't bully'

The military option is out, President Barack Obama said Sunday, but the U.S. will be looking at all other options to "ratchet up the pressure on Russia" on the issue of Ukraine.

"We have no interest in seeing Russia weakened or its economy in shamble...

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Strategic city falls in Boko Haram battle

Hundreds of Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday launched a predawn attack on the Nigerian city of Maiduguri and were locked in a fierce battle with government troops on the outskirts of the city, according to the military, residents and citizen vigilantes.

Th...

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'Destructive' storm to hit Massachusetts

A potentially "historic and destructive" winter storm and blizzard will likely hit areas of Massachusetts beginning Monday night, dumping heavy snow and bringing strong winds, state forecasters say. Snowfall could exceed 2 feet in some parts of the s...

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15 dead in protests marking Egypt revolution

Fifteen people have been killed marking the fourth anniversary of Egypt's revolution, officials say.

Fourteen were killed Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health. A day earlier, the death of a protester in Cairo, Shaimaa El-Sabagh, was captured on...

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Bob Dylan gives new album away in AARP magazine

Attention, Bono: Here's an old-school way to give away a free album.

Bob Dylan is sending seniors free copies of his latest album, tucking 50,000 copies into the next edition of "AARP The Magazine," according to the retirement group.

It's likely to go...

Mike Huckabee, April 2014

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Huckabee straddles line on immigration

Mike Huckabee says deporting immigrants who were brought into the United States as children is like ticketing a child riding in the back seat of a car when the child's father is pulled over for speeding.

"You don't punish a child for something his pa...

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Kendrick Johnson's parents could be jailed

Still seeking justice in their son's death, Kendrick Johnson's parents will face the justice system themselves Monday on misdemeanor charges related to a 2013 protest, their attorney said.

Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, along with five family members...

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'American Sniper' hauls in $200 million at box office

"American Sniper" is on track to make $200 million in its first ten days of nationwide release, a feat matched by only a few R-rated films in Hollywood history.

The Oscar-nominated Iraq War movie, starring Bradley Cooper as the legendary sniper Chris ...

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