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The state of Hillary Clinton's campaign, explained by senior campaign officials

Hillary Clinton hasn't been distracted or damaged by a spate of stories about the Clinton Foundation's operations and is ready to begin rolling out …

Hillary Clinton

Cruz, Christie go after Obama on Israel

Two GOP presidential aspirants called for a drastic shift in U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and sought to prove their pro-Israel bona fides on Thursday, speaking to an audience that included Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a declared candidate seeking the GOP …

Middle East

Trip Gabriel on Twitter

After almost 2 hours, lots of Iowans still listening to Bernie Sanders pic.twitter.com/LvCKlhscIZ

Bernie Sanders

The Fake Clinton Scandals Are Back

The right’s newest crusade has an old fake villain.

Has Washington learned nothing from Whitewater? The Clintons have spent their entire political lives in the capital dogged by one fake scandal after another. And, as we’ve been reminded this week, the fake villain in many of their fake scandals …

Sidney Blumenthal

Former Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted in payment scheme

He allegedly structured bank withdrawals of funds he used to “conceal his prior misconduct” against an unnamed individual, and lied to the FBI about it.

Updated 5/28/15 10:07 PM EDT

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted Thursday for allegedly structuring cash bank withdrawals of funds he …

Dennis Hastert

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted On Federal Charges

The Justice Department charged the Illinois Republican Thursday for evading reporting requirements and lying to the FBI as part of a scheme to pay off the victim of “prior bad acts.”

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert on reporting evasion charges and …

Indictment

House Panel Meets The Press In Probe Of FOIA Woes

Attkisson, Leopold among journalists who will testify next week before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

An unusual House hearing next week will feature reporters testifying before a congressional committee hearing instead of covering it.

The House Oversight and Government Reform …

Journalism

Officer Puppet for Superwings

Puppets

Drunk pilot crashes into shed before takeoff

A drunk pilot in Florida crashed his twin-engine plane into a shed before takeoff with his son on board. CNN's Rene Marsh reports.

Shed

Tinder, social media blamed for spike in STDs

CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen says some states are blaming dating apps and social media for a rise in sexually transmitted diseases.

Social Media

Deadly flooding forces Texas town to issue evacuations

Texas Flood

Bernie Sanders wrote about rape fantasies in 1970s - CNN Video

Bernie Sanders

More charges possible in D.C. mansion murders

Police could be close to a major break-thru in the brutal murder of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

Time Warner

Four U.S. lab workers treated for anthrax exposure

More than two dozen lab workers, including four in the U.S., are now being treated for anthrax exposure. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Anthrax

Has ISIS changed the way local police do their jobs?

CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd and ex-Asst. Dir. FBI Criminal Investigations Division Ron Hosko react to news that FBI is asking for help.

Policing

FBI asks for help tracking U.S. ISIS recruits

FBI

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted On Federal Charges

The Justice Department charged the Illinois Republican Thursday for evading reporting requirements and lying to the FBI as part of a scheme to pay off victims of “prior bad acts.”

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert on reporting evasion charges and …

Indictment

What you need to know now about 2016 in under 2 minutes

New Quinnipiac poll finds no GOP hopeful would beat Hillary Clinton, even though the same poll finds 53% say Clinton is untrustworthy.

Hillary Clinton

DC reporter Charnice Milton killed in shooting

A local reporter was gunned down Wednesday night in the District. Charnice Milton, 27, was found suffering from a gunshot wound in the 2700 block of …

Reporters