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govpence-042916.jpg Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced his support for Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex., on Friday, just days before the potentially pivotal Republican presidential primary in the Hoosier State. Pence praised Cruz for his dedication to advocating for the agenda of former President Ronald Reagan.

trump-042916.jpg Violence outside of a Donald Trump rally in Costa Mesa, California, on Thursday has led to the arrest of approximately 20 people. Hundreds of anti-Trump protesters blocked traffic on the streets outside an Orange Country amphitheater as the real estate tycoon held a rally for more than 30,000 supporters inside.

femalemarine-042916.jpg In an unexpected move, members of the House Armed Services Committee have narrowly approved a measure that would require women to register for the military draft. The committee voted 32 to 30 in favor of the provision, which was included in a broader defense policy bill.

USelection-042816.jpg Latino voters could play a crucial role in this year's presidential election, and the results of a new analysis point to a spike in Latino turnout in 2016. According to the NALEO Educational Fund analysis, more than 13.1 million Latinos are expected to cast ballots this year.

johnboehner-042816.jpg Former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is clearly not a big fan of Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex., and has offered a harsh description of the Republican presidential candidate. "Lucifer in the flesh," Boehner said of Cruz. "I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life."

CarlyFiorina-042716.jpg In an effort to regain momentum in the Republican presidential race, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex., announced his choice of former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as his vice president on Wednesday. Fiorina, who suspended her own campaign for president in February, endorsed Cruz in the GOP race in early March.

DennisHastert-042716.jpg Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison on Wednesday, with the judge chastising the onetime Republican leader as a "serial child molester." Hastert has been accused of sexually abusing several teenagers while a high school wrestling coach in Illinois decades ago.

capitol-042716.jpg Democrats voted Wednesday to block the Senate from moving forward with an energy and water spending bill due to a proposed amendment related to Iran. The Senate voted 50 to 46 in favor of invoking cloture on the bill, falling well short of the 60 votes needed to advance the legislation.

Obama1-042716.jpg President Barack Obama will travel to Flint, Michigan, next week to hear from residents about the drinking water crisis, the White House revealed on Wednesday.

ChrisVanHollen-042716.jpg Two establishment Democratic candidates won in closely watched Senate primaries in Maryland and Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., won the primary in Maryland, while former White House aide Katie McGinty emerged victories in Pennsylvania.

HillaryClinton-campaign1-042716.jpg Presidential frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both took big steps toward securing their respective parties' nominations in the primaries held on Tuesday. Trump was victorious in all five Republican primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, while Clinton won four of the five Democratic contests.

trump-042616.jpg Real estate tycoon Donald Trump has dismissed his Republican rivals' efforts to deny him the delegates needed to secure the GOP presidential nomination. In a post on Twitter on Tuesday, Trump claimed that the agreement between Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex., and Ohio Governor John Kasich is "almost dead."

Govornor-042216.jpg Reflecting the GOP's tenuous hold on the seat, the results of a recent WMUR Granite State Poll showed Senator Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Governor Maggie Hassan deadlocked in the New Hampshire senate race.

cameron-greens-042216.jpg Ahead of a national referendum in the U.K. in June, President Barack Obama urged Britons to vote in favor of remaining in the European Union. In an op-ed piece in the Daily Telegraph on Friday, Obama argued that countries can more effectively handle the world's challenges through collective action.

earth-042216.jpg Even as the world celebrates Earth Day, the results of a Gallup poll showed a continued decrease in the number of Americans that identify as environmentalists. The poll found that 42 percent of Americans identify as environmentalists, down from 47 percent in 2000 and 63 percent in 1995.

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