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Capitol-091015.jpg A majority of Americans continue to say the federal government has too much power, according to the results of a new Gallup poll. The poll found that 60 percent of Americans think the government has too much power, matching the record high set in 2013.

toomey-091015.jpg While the elections remain more than a year away, the results of a Quinnipiac University poll show Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., continues to hold a comfortable lead in his race for re-election.

donaldtrump-091015.jpg Despite recent suggestions to the contrary, real estate mogul Donald Trump declared Friday he will never drop out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

advertisement-091015.jpg Emarsys, a B2C Marketing Cloud, in its survey found that 81 percent of Americans want to receive advertisements from retailers and e-commerce companies. Harris Poll, on behalf of Emarsys, conducted the survey among 2,120 U.S. Adults, aged 18 years and older. Nearly half (47 percent) of the consumers...

Tuniasian-Nobel-Prize-100915.jpg Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet has won Nobel Peace Prize for 2015, beating famous contenders, including Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Announcing the award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said the Quartet was chosen for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in the country, in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.

Pluto-100915.jpg Pluto, often called the dwarf planet and the first object to be identified in the Kuiper belt, may have more than what meets the eye. In a breakthrough finding, color images from New Horizons, NASA's unmanned spacecraft, revealed blue atmospheric hazes.

Drone-Mails-100915.jpg Singapore Post Thursday said it successfully tested a last mile mail and packet delivery via drone. This is the first time in the world that a postal service has successfully used a drone for point-to-point recipient-authenticated mail delivery, it added.

Hillaryclinton-041112_08Oct15.jpg Hillary Clinton once described the Trans-Pacific Partnership as the "gold standard" of trade agreements, but the Democratic presidential candidate now says she does not support the deal.

KevinMcCarthy-081015.jpg In a surprise move, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced Thursday he is dropping out of the race for House Speaker. McCarthy's decision came as he faced opposition from some conservative lawmakers and it appeared he would not get the 218 votes needed on the House floor.

uscapitol-062509_08Oct15.jpg Wisconsin Congressman and former Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan continues to say emphatically that he does not want to be the next Speaker of the House.

Spencer Stone, one of the heroes who thwarted a terrorist attack on a French train, has become the victim of a stabbing incident in Sacramento. According to reports quoting police officials, the attack took place shortly before 1 am local time in an area of town known for its nightlife.

habitablityindx-081015.jpg Astronomers at the University of Washington's Virtual Planet Laboratory have determined a new way to judge and rank how suitable alien planets might be capable of supporting life. The ranking will help fellow astronomers to prioritize and point their yet-to-be launched powerful telescopes to those exoplanets - planets outside our solar system - that are most Earth-like.

Obama1-081015.jpg President Barack Obama spoke with the head of Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday to apologize for a U.S. military airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan, the White House said.

PlannedParenthood-100815.jpg In a largely party-line vote, the Republican-controlled House approved the creation of a special committee to investigate Planned Parenthood on Wednesday. The House voted 242 to 184 in favor of a resolution to create the panel.

Amazon-100815.jpg Aiming for customers that prefer goods made with a little love, Amazon has launched Handmade, an online market selling artisan goods from around the world.

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