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Hastert indictment offers few clues about alleged misconduct

CHICAGO (AP) -- A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Illinois Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct." But it offers few hints about a central question: What was the alleged wrongdoing?...

Timeline of the career of ex-US House Speaker Dennis Hastert

CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal grand jury has accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican. Before the indictment was handed down Thursday, Hastert was remarkable for being a little-known state lawmaker from suburban Chicago who rose to the third-highest office in the land....

Paul running hard on civil liberties after his Senate gambit

CHICAGO (AP) -- He infuriated his party leaders by almost single-handedly delaying the extension of the Patriot Act. Now, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is fighting to transform his recent Capitol Hill victory into momentum with the voters who will select the next president....

US says China has artillery vehicles on artificial island

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Two large artillery vehicles were detected on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Friday, underscoring ongoing concerns that Beijing may try to use the land reclamation projects for military purposes....

Clinton to unveil platform in June campaign kickoff rally

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton will end weeks of smaller campaign events with a splashy rally designed to kick off a run for the White House that aides expect to cost over $1 billion, senior Clinton advisers said Thursday....

Marco Rubio grabs some Vegas pizazz for campaign

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tourists and shoppers idled outside the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Thursday, while the setting of the reality show "Pawn Stars" hosted an even odder spectacle: the 2016 Republican presidential campaign....

Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in 1942....

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