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WMD-052716.jpg A poll conducted ahead of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday found that Americans are divided over the U.S. decision to drop atomic bombs on Japanese cities near the end of World War II.

MarcoRubio-052716.jpg Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continues to say he will not run for re-election this year, but that has not stopped fellow Republicans from pushing him to get into the race. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was the latest member of the GOP to urge Marco to run in a post on Twitter on Thursday.

Obama-052716.jpg Speaking at the site of the world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan, U.S. President Barack Obama urged humanity to learn from the mistakes of the past in an effort to make war less likely and cruelty less easily accepted.

hatch-senate-052616.jpg Reflecting Republican intransigence on Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court, Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, reacted to a meeting with the federal appeals court judge before it had taken place.

congress-image-052616.jpg An energy and water spending bill was blocked in the House on Thursday due partly to the inclusion of a Democratic amendment to prevent discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The House voted 305 to 112 against the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act.

BernieSanders-052616.jpg Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., currently seems unlikely to face Donald Trump in the general election, but the two presidential candidates could face off in an upcoming debate. Asked about debating Sanders, Trump said he would love the idea if the proceeds from the event went to charity.

DonaldTrump-campaign-052616.jpg Business mogul Donald Trump has reportedly earned the support of the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination. Trump was already the presumptive nominee after his last two GOP opponents suspended their campaigns earlier this month.

whitehouse-Obma2-052616.jpg As he meets with other world leaders at a G7 summit in Japan, U.S. President Barack Obama suggested some of his counterparts are concerned about the candidacy of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

wyden-052516.jpg With Donald Trump still refusing to release his tax returns, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation requiring the presidential nominee of a major political party to release the information.

HillaryClinton-campaign1-052516.jpg Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton did not comply with federal records rules while serving as Secretary of State, an internal State Department audit has concluded. A report released by the State Department Inspector General was highly critical of Clinton's use of a private email server.

melissagilbert-052516.jpg Citing advice from her doctors, "Little House on the Prairie" actress Melissa Gilbert revealed Tuesday that she is ending her bid for a congressional seat in Michigan. Gilbert was set to face off against Republican Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Mich., in Michigan's 8th District.

Obama-052516.jpg While the race for the White House seems likely to culminate in a bitter fight between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, President Barack Obama has expressed optimism the nation will endure a tough election season.

Business mogul Donald J. Trump has been called the winner of Washington State's Republican primary on Tuesday evening. Trump, who now runs unopposed, landed 76 percent of the vote, while Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich - both of whom dropped out of the race weeks ago - netted...

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said that On late Saturday 21st May, 2016, the United States shared information that a drone strike was carried out in Pakistan near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area, in which reportedly the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhter Mansoor was targeted. Pakistan said that...

The U.S. military conducted an airstrike inside Pakistan that likely killed Mullah Mansur, the leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to several media reports. The strike by a U.S. drone was conducted at about 6 a.m. EDT Saturday while Mansur was riding in a vehicle in a remote area near...

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