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On visit home, Obama looks backward and forward

President Barack Obama's brief trip back to his home town of Chicago offered a sweet taste of nostalgia, but also reminders that his efforts in the...

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Locked in a neck‑and‑neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois'...

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Obama praises Supreme Court stance on gay marriage: magazine

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Australia poised to seize assets of corrupt Chinese: report

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Clinton: Midterm elections should motivate women

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Poll: Brazil's leader gains ground in tight race

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US Congress examining deal between NSA official, ex-agency chief

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Hong Kong students, officials set for first talks on political crisis

Senior Hong Kong government officials will meet student leaders for the first time on Tuesday in an...