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North Korea responds with fury to US sanctions over Sony Pictures hack

North Korea has furiously denounced the United States for imposing sanctions in retaliation for the Pyongyang regime’s alleged cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.<p>North Korea’s foreign ministry reiterated that it did not have any role in the breach of tens of thousands of confidential Sony emails and …

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Edward Brooke, first elected US black senator, dies at 95

<b>Edward Brooke, the first black senator to be popularly elected in the US, has died aged 95, Republican Party officials say.</b><p>Mr Brooke was elected to Congress in 1966 by voters in Massachusetts at a time of widespread racial unrest.<p>A former lawyer, he had also been the first African-American to hold …

A Heavy Hitter Just Announced He’s Challenging John Boehner for Speaker

It’s official: House Speaker John Boehner has multiple challengers gunning for his job.<p>Texas Republican Louie Gohmert announced Sunday morning on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” that he would throw his hat into the ring, saying he’s officially a candidate for the speaker gig.<p>Rep. Louie Gohmert, …

Republicans look to challenge Obama on energy, Cuba, immigration

WASHINGTON/HONOLULU (Reuters) - Republicans take full control of the Congress this week with an agenda of trying to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and push back on President Barack Obama’s sweeping policy shifts on Cuba and immigration.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama pause while …

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Senate eyes Keystone fight

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Even relegated to minority party status, Senate Democrats could soon have big decisions to make on the Keystone XL pipeline.<p>Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the first bill he'll move once the GOP takes charge of the chamber on Tuesday is one that would …

Senators: Scalise Made ‘Grave Mistake’ Speaking to White Supremacist Group

Two senators criticized Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise's (R) 2002 speech to a white supremacist group on Sunday, but neither called for the incoming House Majority Whip to step down.<p>Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) called the speech a "grave mistake" Sunday, but added, "I think Cedric Richmond makes the …

Cop Busted for Burglarizing Multiple Businesses and Homes While On-Duty and In Uniform

Edwardsville, IL — A veteran police officer of more than 20 years has been charged with a slew of felonies after being caught burglarizing homes and …